6 ways to transition from a twink into a man

Small adjustments in your lifestyle can go a long ways to help you transition from your days as a twink to your new era of being a real man.

HomoCulture Brian Webb

This article was published on June 23rd, 2016

Starting to notice that you have a few grey hairs starting to show? Do you find yourself leaving the party just after midnight because you’d rather be at home getting a good night rest? Are you tired of all the drama? Yup! These are all signs that you’re starting to transition from a twink into a real man. Yet somehow you are struggling to put it all into perspective. Here are six things you should be thinking about and doing as part of your transition from a twink into a man.

  1. Head to the gym. Twinks pretty much have naturally toned and skinny bodies, but as you get older your metabolism slows down. Going to the gym will tone your body, help build muscle, and stay both strong and healthy.
  2. Watch your diet. Gone are the days of being able to consume unlimited amounts of pizza, hamburgers, French fries, candy, and soda pop. Calories add up faster. Gone are the days of eating a McDonalds. Now you’ll be headed to locally owned restaurants and entertaining friends at home. It’s time to move into healthier eating choices. Kale, boneless skinless chicken breasts, steak, yogurt, eggs, protein shakes, fresh vegetables, stir fry, and water are going to become your best friends as you search out health options to fuel your body and eat a most sensible diet, especially when going out for dinners with friends.
  3. Bye bye binge drinking. In your 20’s you were all about meeting up with friends Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights to get as drunk as you could, go out dancing, and wake up at a random friends house in the morning. While you may wake up in some other guys bed these days after a sexy cuddle session, drinking takes on a whole new perspective as you grow up. Social drinking is the norm. Enjoying a few classic cocktails at a quiet lounge, relaxing with a bottle of wine on the patio, or going on a brewery tour and grabbing a six-pack to go. It’s about spending quality time with friends, not getting shit-faced drunk.
  4. Smoking is stupid. Besides the obvious negative health issues that come with smoking, including cancer, smoking never was, or has been cool. While you may have caved into peer pressure in your younger days, it’s time to kick the dirty, stinky habit and clean up your act. Talk to your doctor for ways to help you quit, and have a strong support network of friends and family to help you through.
  5. Elevate your style. While neon colours were awesome when you were a twink to help you get noticed, when you get older, it just makes you look ridiculous. Dress age-appropriate. Get a couple of friends together to go through your closet, honestly, and get rid of the clothes that are no longer suitable for you. Then, go out and hit the mall, online, and vintage shops to pick up new pieces that are more to your age-appropriate style.
  6. Make-over. Colouring your hair has a whole new meaning when you’re a twink. It means you can bleach your hair, or colour it some outlandish colour, like blue, without anyone second guessing it. Real men don’t do this. At best, they will colour their hair to cover up the grey for as long as possible, or add some extra highlights; it’s very subtle. Men also experiment with facial hair and professional, work-appropriate hair styles. They can still be fun, creative, and have some edge, it’s just done tastefully by a professional stylist.

Still be fun. Still be you. But these small adjustments in your lifestyle can go a long ways to help you transition from your days as a twink to your new era of being a real man.

6 ways to transition from a twink into a man

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