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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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osquadprez June 15, 2012 @ 12:43 p.m.

Sounds like Mars Corp. forgot to take of its HATER belt this morning! I'll take pedicures and "unmanliness" over living in Oklahoma any day of the week. Not enough steak houses is a fine compromise for bikinis, surfing, and "75 degrees and sunny." I'm going to go be happily unmanly now!

Love, San Diego Native


Dorian Hargrove June 15, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m.


I couldn't agree more..about the beach not about the pedis!


nan shartel June 15, 2012 @ 1:16 p.m.

my bunny get a mani and pedi once a month(at my insistence) and he's the manliest guy around

and he is a 30 year Army retiree and doesn't eat Mars bars!!!



Fred Williams June 18, 2012 @ 11:35 a.m.

Oklahoma City is so manly, a lot of its women are men too.

...San Diego, isn't "manly" enough despite being the home of the SEALS?

...and it's a candy company that's saying this?


RobertoInSd June 27, 2012 @ 8:32 p.m.

It is no coincidence that those "manly cities" also rank highest on the list of cities with domestic violence and murder of females. Maybe that was factored in to the decision? Real men beat their wives?


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