Man of the Week

Matthew, 26, is a high school math and science tutor who seems to have a thing for cows... well, not really, but he does crave "uninhibited artsy-girl sex" with a popular actress.  Ladies, he's single and ready to tutor... read on.

What’s in your medicine cabinet?

I don't think I go too nuts with the products, at least for a Manhattanite.  I shave with King of Shaves shave gel (stupid name, I'll give you that, but good stuff.  Gives a really smooth shave).   I use a few St. Ives products - the skin cream and the apricot facial scrub.  I wear Banana Republic “M” cologne.  There's also this stuff called Bag Balm - kind of like Vaseline but more "medicinal" - farmers actually used to use it on cows' udders when they got chapped, no joke.  Turns out it's phenomenal for damaged skin so I wind up putting it on my hands in wintertime when they get chapped.  My mom introduced me to that one; it comes in an antique-looking tin.  Finally, I run a lot, so I apply Aquaphor to prevent chafing.

What product can’t you live without and why?

VO5 "Extreme Reworkable Putty.”  I can wake up with bed hair that makes me look like a mental patient, rub a bit of it in my hair for ten seconds, and have nicely defined curls.  Good stuff; doesn’t get crunchy or sticky.  It's not tested on animals.  And it’s only $3.99.

How would you describe your grooming habits?           

I'm pretty conscientious about grooming.  I consider myself lucky because I'm not a hairy dude.  If I had a ton of body hair I'd definitely take care of it, but I don't have the hairy chest or hairy back that some guys have.  I'm grateful for that.  That said, I'm not a fan of looking overly neat - any man under the age of 40 who has a strongly defined side part of the hair, or who chooses to wear khakis on a regular basis, needs to be put in a headlock and given a noogie.

Have you ever gotten a manicure or pedicure? Why or why not?           

No.  I guess I'd be up for it, though.  I hear they give you a nice massage and everything.  The closest I came was getting a foot massage in Amsterdam.  The girl there actually told me I needed a pedicure, but I need the calluses on my feet for playing sports.  And yes, it was only a massage.

If you could have one night with any celebrity who would it be and why? More importantly, what would you do?

Hmm…I’ll take this to mean if I could date any celebrity for a night.  Zooey Deschanel.  She’s not a super sultry bombshell type, but she’s beautiful, and she’s a talented actress and singer.  I also feel that she’s probably smart and quirky and that we’d get along.  We’d go for a drink or two at one of those speakeasy places that have really fantastic drinks, like Little Branch or Apotheke.  I’ve been learning to salsa for the past few months, so once we had a little liquid courage we’d go dance some salsa.  Either that or karaoke; I’d like to see someone who can actually sing doing karaoke.  Then we’d go back to my place and inevitably have uninhibited artsy-girl sex.

However, if I could have just the sexual aspect of a one-night stand, I’d go with Denise Richards.  I wouldn’t want to talk, I’d just want to put the thought of her banging Charlie Sheen out of my head and have a great time in bed.

What’s the first thing you notice about a woman?            

It really depends on the woman.  I find different girls attractive for different reasons.  Girls have caught my eye with lots of different physical attributes – hair, eyes, butt, smile, chest, arms, calf muscles…the list goes on. 

That said, I can narrow my tendencies down a bit based on a few things.  First of all, what she's wearing and how far away she is when I first see her.  I'll be honest, if I'm walking outside and I first see a girl half a block away and she's walking toward me wearing something form-fitting, chest.  However, if I'm at a party, or in a bar or at the bank or whatever, and I first see her at close range, it’s often the lips.  Hair can also be eye-catching to me.

I’ve only talked about physical things here, obviously not because that’s all that matters, but because the first thing you notice about someone is pretty much always physical.  Although now that I think about it, I’ve flirted with a telephone customer service girl or two because she’s had a sexy voice.

Do you prefer a woman au naturel or all made up?

Tough call.  Most girls look sexier when they're all made up, but when a girl looks cute in sweats or whatever it’s a definite turn-on.  As far as makeup, I think wearing too much is both worse and more noticeable than not wearing enough.

How about down there? 

Gotta go with completely bare.  It looks best, but more importantly it feels best.

Maybe this is too much info, but a girl I dated in college once tried to shave the first letter of my name down there.  She messed it up and wound up just shaving it all off.  I appreciated the effort, but even if she had managed it, that wouldn’t have been cool; that’s just weird.  It’s like a cow being branded or something.  Anyway, I digress.  Sorry.  Wow, that’s the second time I’ve mentioned cows in an interview for a beauty blog.  Weird.

When it comes to a woman’s beauty what’s your sweet spot?

Hm.  Physically, I think if a woman’s eyes convey intelligence, honesty, lightness of heart, and a sense of self, that’s the absolute sweet spot.  That obviously has a lot to do with the non-physical characteristics I look for in a woman.  There’s definitely something revealing about the eyes in that sense.  Of course, big breasts and a flat stomach are nice too.