Walter Mencken 12:02 p.m., May 30
San Diego Named "America's Least Manly City"
What guy doesn't like long walks on the beach just after getting an awesome "mani" and "pedi" from one of San Diego's many fine salons? And, what guy doesn't enjoy picking up fresh fruit and smelly cheese from one of the city's local farmer's markets while wearing his favorite v-neck? Right?
Apparently there aren't many males in San Diego that don't like those things because San Diego has just been named the least "manly" city in a study from Mars Chocolate North America.
The fourth annual Combos "America's Manliest Cities" study looked at 50 of the largest metropolitan cities searching for the manliest traits and found that Oklahoma City had the most manly of traits, i.e., home improvement stores, sports bars, and steak houses.
Those cities — ahem, San Diego — that have a high concentration of "nail salons and fancy shopping boutiques" finished at the bottom of the list.
"The results don't lie: the manliest place to be is the city they call 'OKC,'" said Craig Hall, general manager of Mars Chocolate North America. "From its stellar hoops team to its love of pick-up trucks, Oklahoma City exemplifies the best of being a man."
The good ol' boys in Columbia, South Carolina, Memphis, Nashville, and Birmingham muscled their cities into the top five.
On the flip side, five of the bottom seven cities were in California.
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