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The Socialite’s Man Crush Do’s and Dont’s

Celebville is filled with guys with dashing good looks, wit and talent. And then there are those that are not. Chia Kougianos gets ranking on the Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts in Man Crushes for 2014…

While admittedly easy on the eyes, these celebs had to be more than hot to make my list. These days I crush on talent, personality, charm, warmth and other intangibles. In an ode to Throwback Thursday I revisit an article we showcased a while back on Man Crushes and Do’s and Dont’s and came up with this year’s list for 2014, check it out…

When it comes to today’s Do’s and Don’ts for Man Crushes there are a few leading men who undoubtedly pave the way for the Paul Rudds of the world and will not leave you gasping in surprise when they names are mentioned. How does one know your man has a male crush you may ask. Well amongst many not so subtle revelations it could be revealed when he ponders aloud what it’d be like just hanging out with their celeb crush, getting beers with them or air punching together in a hot hook up victory. But alas, sometimes there are those situations when it is a little more subtle than that and you are suddenly left with the realization after being forced to watch a movie purely because said-male-crush has a supporting role that a crush is thriving. It is then dear ladies that you have a situation on your hands.

I would like to suggest that one immediately calms oneself to a slow panic and execute a quick review of the situation at hand. It’s all about his choice at the end of the day. The important thing to remember when reviewing the man crush is that they pick someone timeless, likeable and well endearing to us women at the very least.

There are three unspoken golden rules:

1. The man crush in question needs to be good looking yet not overly so.

2. He needs to be masculine and maybe even a little dangerous.

3. Anyone who was ever in a boy band need not apply.

So, with this in mind here are a few of Hollywood’s leading men who may be suitable for a place or two on your man’s top 10 list and then those 5 who are most definitely, definitely not.

TOP 10 Do’s

1. George Clooney

One of my personal favourites. It’s like he eats class for breakfast. A modern day movie star with a sense of timelessness about him. He dates Hollywood starlets and Las Vegas cocktail waitresses alike and hasn’t a bad word said about him in over two decades. He may have become engaged and is now unavailable but it won’t change a thing. Men love him because he wears stardom as easily as he wears a three piece suit and it makes him one of the guys you’re allowed to have a man crush on.

 2. Ryan Reynolds

A great actor who can make anyone swoon with his performances and has been known to rock at the Box Office. Some may go as far to say he wears stardom as easily as he wears a regular cotton T-shirt. This is one guy you’re allowed to have a man crush on and is agreeably one of the best actors of his generation.

3. Leonardo Di Caprio

From the days of Titanic to the ever-controversial Wolf of Wall Street, whether he’s dressed down or suited up – our dear Leo remains one of the hottest men in Hollywood. After all what’s not to like, he doesn’t go on fad diets; he sometimes grows a beard and is rugged and sexy and other times he’s clean-shaven but looks perfect either way and he even cares about charitable causes without sounding preachy.

4. Robert De Niro

Perhaps one of the godfathers of all actors in Hollywood, he is very much respected with the work he has done and numbers of hit films that made him one of the all time greatest of Hollywood.

5. Robert Downey Jnr

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after three decades in the business.

6. Joe Manganiello

Next on the list has to be Joe Manganiello. He’s been popping up all over our screens lately and you’ll probably recognize him best for his role on True Blood. That chiseled body and classic good looks mixed with raw talent lands him a spot on my list of definite Do’s.

7.  Idris Elba

This handsome Brit has appeared in many major movies and has made many headlines these last few weeks for reasons on and off the screen. Idris’ background is Ghanian and Sierra Leonean and has an endearing accent. What’s not to love?

8. James Franco

He’s an amazing actor with a charming demeanor, a oh-so-sensual voice and overall just a pleasure to watch on screen. How could I not include dear James on our list of Do’s. You can’t help but want to hug him. And jump him. At the same time.

9. Taye Diggs

He’s probably best known for his role on Private Practise which he followed up with roles in the Broadway musical Rent and then later film How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Taye Diggs is hot property and has his focus on theatre, film and television, he’s got it all!

10. Gabriel Macht

Not too long ago, the name Gabriel Macht would have elicited questioning looks from men and women wondering who that is. But his latest performance on Suits has caught the eye of mainstream directors and audiences alike. And it probably didn’t hurt that he has the kind of movie star good looks worthy of Hollywood’s A-list.

Top 5 Don’ts

1. Justin Bieber


Sorry boo but no matter what ya do, you will never be more than just a terrible haircut.

2. John Heder

“Eat your food you stupid llama!” Sorry John we can never think of you as anyone other than Napolean Dynamite.

 3. Chris Brown

In the heart of celebrity darkness lies Chris Brown. The current jailbird is a girlfriend-beating, chair-throwing, misogynist and his overzealous feuds with other celebs and people alike earn him a spot in the Dont’s.

4. Steve Tyler

I found staggering facts that profess Steve has a mouth that covers 99% of his face and 10% of the globe. Perhaps the internet doesn’t lie after all.

5. Kanye West

Because nobody could love Kanye more than Kanye.

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