The official definition for technosexual is “a dandyish narcissist in love with not only himself, but also his urban lifestyle and gadgets; a straight man who is in touch with his feminine side but has fondness for electronics such as cell phones, PDAs, computers, software, and the web.” Many of the geeks I know and adore are far from dandyish and hardly narcissistic.
The Technosexual not only shops at Barney’s and Brooks Brothers, but he has evolved into a fashion conscious, well groomed guy, never leaving the house without Kiehl’s SPF 30 facial moisturizer. He wears Armani jeans, Prada footwear, and his PDA reminds him when it’s time for his next facial appointment. He has the newest and sleekest 300 GB Laptop with a wireless network to die for ; with the fastest internet connection, of course. A cutting edge PDA with all of the new upgrades, and his mobile phone not only takes photos, but its’ directory overflows with the phone numbers for all of the trendiest overpriced restaurants. He uses the latest Nikon digital camera, subscribes to Wired and Wallpaper, listens to music on an MP3 player that is sold only in Japan, and his wide screen HD Television has a 53 inch screen.
He goes to the gym on a regular basis, and his personal trainer is impressed by his choice of high end workout gear and cardio gadgets.
Its a lifestyle of buying hard to find gismos, the latest mp3 players or high-end digital cameras, tiny cell phones…its the kind of thing that keeps changing. You wants and needs change over time to always have the latest and greatest stuff. Materialistic…you bet, but most are savvy enough to want to help others out…hence were we come in.


Genuine guys are sometimes known as retrosexuals, to distinguish them from metrosexuals, who are men with the good taste of gay men, only they’re straight. Metrosexuals are scrupulous about their grooming and are great consumers of men’s cosmetic products. They use hair gel. Retrosexuals are scared of hair gel. Some people think that retrosexuals automatically have Neanderthal views about women, but this is not the case. A retrosexual is simply someone who doesn’t know the difference between teal and aqua, and frankly couldn’t give a damn.


A male who is similar to a metrosexual but displays the traditional manly qualities such as confidence, strength, and class – leaving no doubt as to his sexual orientation
ubersexuals are the most attractive (not just physically), most dynamic, and most compelling men of their generations. They are confident, masculine, stylish, and committed to uncompromising quality in all areas of life. ubersexuals also have depth, subtlety and individuality. The ubersexuals knows the difference between right and wrong and will make the right decision regardless of what others around him may think.
Here are six quick and easy ways to tell the difference between being ubersexual and metrosexual:

  • Both are passionate, but the ubersexual is passionate about causes and principles.
  • The ubersexual spends more time grooming his mind than his hair.
  • Both treat and respect women as equals, but the ubersexual considers other men, and women, his best friends.
  • The ubersexual is more sensual and not at all self-conscious. He doesn’t need other people to tell him he’s sexy.
  • The metrosexual gets his design tips from the Fab Five, the design gurus from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Ubersexuals get their ideas from travels and interest in art and culture.
  • The ubersexual knows the difference between right and wrong and will make the right decision regardless of what others around him may think. The metrosexual knows the difference between toner and exfoliant.


A term describing a person, in a dating sense, who is social and environmentally conscious. Similar to metrosexual, but for someone who wears and buys organic items and drives a hybrid car.
A person who’s into hybrid cars, low energy light bulbs, and recycling. Now that environmentalism is hot, ecosexuals are getting increasingly fashionable.


Slang for people who claim to be bisexual because they think it’s hip but would never have a sexual encounter with someone of the same sex.
Pomosexual is a neologism used to describe sexual orientation, or more accurately, an attempt to reassess the boundaries of sexual orientation. A portmanteau word, coupling the prefix pomo- (shorthand for postmodern) and -sexual (suggesting a sexual preference or orientation), the term itself is oxymoronic since it is descriptive of persons who do not identify with any essentially-defined sexual label, and is used in reference to oneself as a protest against such labels.

Sources: Technosexuals, Urban Dictionary

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