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ROFL, I had a good chuckle over this and I was hoping others could share some insight on this strange phenomona. I subscribe to a dating website (go ahead, laugh it up, I rarely meet people, always chat on MSN when I'm bored) and this guy contacted me. Not a huge profile, but his username is cowboyjiggs and he has numerous photos of himself in full cowboy attire - jeans, belt buckle, plaid shirt, leather vest, cowboy hat, etc. He's not bad looking either.

He messages me, and I message back asking if he rides horses or bulls? His answer?

"Neither...lol...cowboy is just my nickname"

...say what? Do men actually think that is ATTRACTIVE? Dressing up like a cowboy when you've never even heaved a bale or lifted a saddle in your entire life? I almost feel...outraged that he's being such an imposter! I find the traditional "cowboy image" one of deep respect and pride. The outfit isn't a flipping costume, it serves a PURPOSE. And I see it more and more - you go to bars and guys are wearing cowboy hats and buckles and Wrangler shirts but nope, they've never even SEEN a cow!

So how about you ladies? Are you attracted to the cowboy look or to the COWBOY? I don't think I could ever date a man who dressed like a cowboy for fun because I swear I'd wake up every morning and double over laughing at him!
 

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This is too funny. I went out with a guy a long time ago (been married for going on 4 years). He looked the part, kind of spoke the part...with a few discrepancies. But when the tire went flat on his truck and I ended up changing it, I knew it was all a BIG LIE!!!! I was P.O.'d at the time...but can laugh at all of it now.
 

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Lol!

I really don't give a fig what a guy wears, as long as it is clean and fits! But a guy with horse sense or cattle sense - now that is sexy :]
 

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Oh charlicata, I'm trying not to laugh, but I can't just imagine! At least when I had to help my city slicker boyfriends, I dated them knowing they couldn't even pump their own gas much less swing a hammer or wrestle a steer. But it's so much WORSE when you find a guy trying to act the macho cowboy and find out his hand's are just as lily white as a 17th century Victorian duchess! :lol:
 

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I hadn't even held his hand yet. After that, I didn't!!! lol
 

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ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!
I find true cowboys extremely sexy. They have a self assurance, a confidence that just can't be beat. Guess when you stare down a big a$$ steer, you have to have confidence!
The 'urban cowboy' guy is a poser. I'm more manly than he is!
My hubby was in no way a cowboy when we met. Had ridden horses a few times (rent a wrecks), and that's as far as it went...til he met me. I had a horse, wasn't afraid of getting done what needed doing, and had built up my own confidence over the past year. He was intrigued, then passionate. He soon became a cowboy, learning the ways and means of horses, tho he doesn't dress like one. He more or less dresses like a handyman from the 1940's...carpenter jeans, Henley thermal shirt, and a fedora type hat. I did get him to start wearing Justins, so the rest ain't far behind!
BTW, he LOVES it when I dress like a cowgirl! I have a few nice Wrangler shirts, pink and sparkly, paired with some tight jeans and cowboy boots...his eyes light up, and he loses it! <GGGG>
 

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all the cowboys around here think they know everything and are very annoying, haha so i have given up on cowboys. haha i cant imagine meeting a guy that acted like one, that would be funny!
 

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Lol. Ya I think that more and more guys are seeing that girls at the rodeos for example are going after the "cowboys" so they think that if they dress like them, and talk like them, that girls will be just as into them. I can guarantee you when I go to a rodeo, I can tell who the true cowboys are, and who's just dressing the part to try and get the ladies. One sure sign. The dang boots. Most guys just trying to dress the part wear boots that NO self respecting working cowboy would ever even look at. Makes me laugh when they say "well these are cowboy boots, don't cowboys wear cowboy boots." I just want to laugh, because dude, I work at a ranch. I feed the horses, I have to heft bales of hay that yes do actually weigh more than I do. I have to muck out stalls, and I will get down and dirty, and work with horses that other people have given up as a lost cause. I've fallen off, I've been stomped on, bitten, thrown off, you name it, I've had it done, and most of the guys who try to act like cowboys would be offended if you asked them to dirty their boots cleaning a stall. As a point of reference, I'm 5'1" and weigh about 95lbs.
 

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dressagebelle: that post was lmost exactly somethign my mom would say! haha ( my mom is even around 5'1 too)
 

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heeheehee "What? These boots cost me $300!!! I'm not getting them all dirty!"
LOLOLOL
 

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I like to say that "cowboy" is a verb not a noun. Cowboy is something that you are doing as opposed to something that you are. Like I'm going to be cowboyin' for the hangin E. Or I can't go fishing cause I got cowboyin' to do. I know many people that are the wanna be hanger ons that can't hardly swing a leg over a horse but to hear them talk they are the future world champion. Also the majority of rodeo "cowboys" are athletes not cowboys.
 

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teeheehee i have cowboy boots with pointy toes and pretty darn high heels (not actually high, but that would be DEATH to try and work with a horse in them) haha but im a girl and never try to claim im a 'cowgirl' haha im a dressage rider and have only chased cows a few times with my horse that is petrified of cows. haha
 

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Well said Kevinshorses!
 

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I hate when people pose like that. Unfortunately, I went out with one. Eww. I mean, he rides broncs, but he's just a rodeo cowboy. He's stuck up and thinks he's better than everyone else. Including me. ( I didn't know him that well when we went out...didnt last long.) I'm gonna knock him down a peg one of these days. I hate egotistical people. But I love real cowboys. :)

I just saw what kevinshorses said...Well said! :D
 

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Excellent observation kevinshorses. I agree. I think that's why the wannabe cowboy's bother me - it speaks volumes about a man's personality that he would pretend to be something he's not just to get laid. Then again, half the time, the blonde bimbos they're picking up wouldn't know a cowboy from a heifer and they're really not on the market for an actual cowgirl that can whup their butt.

I suppose the times are changing. I often regard rodeo cowboys as cowboys only because there was a time when they DID learn the tools of the trade by actual doing - you only entered the rodeos because it was something to do on a quiet weekend after all the colt breakin' was done. :lol: I suppose nowadays that's changed quite a bit.
 

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I can't stand it when guys dress up as cowboys. I find the cowoy attitude to be much more attractive. If a guy can ride a horse or a bull, then he's already earned respect in my mind. Guys who pose as a cowboy have no respect. I like guys who can be true to themselves, not just dress up like something cause they think thats what gets the girl.
 

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Yes, I'm definitely attracted to REAL cowboys...I see a lot of imitations where I'm from and its so horrible! The funniest part is theres a bar about 20 minutes from my house called the Dallas Bull, the first floor is a right out of the story books saloon type layout, complete with a mechanical bull and some sort of weird as all heck dance contest (its hilarious to watch though) and the second floor is a dance club....guess where you find all of those snakeskin boots, cowboy hats and Wrangler jeans?

Rough working hands get me every time.^^ I also agree with roughrider, if a man knows how to ride a horse (or is at least willing to learn) MAJOR points in my book.
 

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haha, im so blonde, i dont get it. where are the guys with the jeans, boots, and hats? first or second? lol, i am not kidding. also, i think they want the "pretty lil cowgirls" to fall for them, but then realize that most of them are tougher than them,lol. i agree with above poster(s) about the whole real cowboy think instead of imposter. haha :)
 
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