This is a great magazine. I originally subscribed
as a trial, like I do for many magazines, but had no expectation to want
to continue. I hoped to get a few workout tips from it, but it's much
Turns out, the magazine covers a lot of categories:
Workout/Fitness: Lots of good stuff here, but I have
a pretty good workout and a lot of it's too advanced. Since I don't belong
to a gym, I'm limited with the weights I have. But there are a lot of
good workout tips like what time to workout, what to eat before and after,
and tricks to stay motivated (the hardest part.)
Health/Diet/Nutrition: This is the section that probably
helps me the most. I'm a total food novice. There are recipes, rated
products, and specialized foods for different goals. I'm not too interested
in the long-term tips, like how to beat heart disease and get your hair
back. After all, I'm 27; ergo, I will live forever.
Sex/Dating: This are
the articles I like to read the most. Who wouldn't? A far cry from Maxim's
or FHM's "tips," which are usually like, "8 implausible ways to get a
threesome in college," or "How to pretend to pay attention to her while
watching the game." No, this here's useful stuff. Date location ideas.
Etiquette. How to dress for dates. And mature, well-written sex info.
Clothes: Again, very
useful for me. I haven't seen any other source for practical fashion
info (e.g. not just for models), other than nonchalantly staring at
men on the street, and this way is creepiness-free! My favorite feature
every issue is a page showing ten or so items, and then two pages of
how to mix them into a bazillion different outfits.
What don't I like? Just stuff that doesn't interest
me, but not really anything bad. I have no interest in cars, not much
in tech gadgets (yet yes, I am a web designer.) I'm no sports fan, but
there's not a lot of sports here. I don't care about extreme sports,
but I'd like more about walking and hiking. A lot of the high-end stuff
reviewed is way beyond a rational budget ($10,000 watches, $200 cologne,
$1500 suits), but that's true of most magazines.
So, if you're a man, read this magazine. If you're
a woman, read this magazine and recommend things to your man.