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10 Reasons Pinterest Appeals to Men Too


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Despite the fact that Pinterest has made a name for itself as being a haven for women everywhere, there are quite a few guys perusing the site as well. For anyone that has spent any amount of time on Pinterest, this probably doesn’t come as much of a shock, as the website is chock full of home improvement ideas and DIY methods that appeal to both genders. If your one of those males that has been on the fence about signing up for the site because you’re afraid it’s going to take away your man card, don’t fret, you aren’t the only guy who has become enraptured with the phenomenon known as Pinterest. Here are ten different categories that appeal to men everywhere. Pin away!

  1. Architecture:  Pinterest is a goldmine for stunning visuals of architecture for houses and buildings that span the decades. This makes it the perfect place for designers, architects, house-flippers, and even just the DIY’er looking to find new ideas for the home. Whether you’re building a home from scratch, gutting a home and starting over from the ground up, or just looking to update your home’s general architecture, Pinterest will provide you with step-by-step guides throughout the entire process.
  2. Handyman Projects: Thinking about installing a new deck in the backyard? Go to Pinterest. Want to replace the shingles on your roof but don’t know where to start? Again, Pinterest. For all the men that want to do it themselves, Pinterest can offer you advice, tips, and tricks every step of the way.
  3. Photography: If you’ve harbored thoughts about dabbling in photography but have always put it off because you don’t know where to start, Pinterest can help you get on your way. Almost all of the amazing pictures posted on the site link to helpful instructions that will walk you through the best times of the day to take pictures, what to do to get the perfect shading, and which angles are the most flattering for your subject matter. Even if your ambition only extends as far as taking great pictures of your kids in the backyard, Pinterest is there to help make those pictures perfection.
  4. Men’s fashion trends: It’s no secret that most women love a man that can dress well, which can pose a problem for the men who are more fashion-backward than forward. If you’re in need of style tips or unsure of the current trends then look no further than Pinterest. You’ll find what suits you in no time at all.
  5. Tattoo art: Pictures of tattoos are in high demand on Pinterest, so whether you’re looking for inspiration for your first tattoo or your fortieth, you’ll likely find some good ideas on Pinterest. And if you can’t seem to bring yourself to bite the tattoo commitment bullet just yet, there are plenty of pictures that will allow you to admire from afar.
  6. Gift ideas by price range: From custom engagement rings to jewelry to celebrate your 10 year anniversary, Pinterest has gift ideas that will fit every occasion. Even those of you who don’t know the first thing about what to get your woman are sure to find a gift that will leave her grinning from ear to ear.
  7. Recipes: Guys get a rep for being the grill masters, and grill masters they usually are. So if you’re looking for a new spin on the traditional burger or steak, consult Pinterest ahead of time for some top-notch recipes. However men aren’t confined to solely the grill, and a number of men thoroughly enjoy more gourmet cooking, they just don’t always know where to start. Instead of throwing in the towel before you even begin, hit up Pinterest for recipes that will wow your family and showcase your cooking expertise.
  8. Virtual reading list: If you enjoy reading then Pinterest is a great place to keep track of the various books you’ve wanted to read, without the hassle of writing down a list you’re bound to lose or simply hoping that you remember the title or the author the next time you pop into a bookstore. Instead your virtual list will be right there waiting for you.   
  9. Travel plans: Planning a romantic getaway with that special someone?  Pinterest strikes again.  Do a search for “vacation spots” and pull up a bevy of beautiful photos from exotic places around the world. Want to plan something that resembles more of a staycation than a vacation? You’ll also be able to find plenty of attractions closer to home. Added bonus: many of the pictures will link to honest reviews and a wealth of attractions to visit at each vacation spot.
  10. Pictures of pretty women: Let’s be honest, we all know guys love to look at pictures of beautiful women. And Pinterest delivers in this area as well. You can create an entire board dedicated to your favorite lovely ladies and hot rod cars for your viewing pleasure. Pinterest even has a spinoff called Manterest where there are nails instead of pins.
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