No one likes to be the odd woman out, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Your moment may come when your friends want to go retro and do a roller rink outing, and you never learned to skate. It might be on the eve of a new Jill Scott album’s release; everyone you know is beside themselves with anticipation, so you don’t mention you were over her two albums ago. Your coworkers decide on a working lunch at a steakhouse; you’re vegan.

Point is: it happens. There’s no accounting for taste, and sometimes yours run contrary to those of everyone else you know.

In my case, my odd-woman-out moments often center around my lack of excitement about popular black celebrity crushes. You’d be amazed at the flak I catch for not finding certain actors and singers attractive.

Ever been there? If so, you’re familiar with the widened eyes, dramatic gasps, and sidelong glances you get when you confess that you’re not feeling a dude who, according to your friends, is genetically predisposed to make you swoon.

Here are my picks:

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  • tisme

    I agree on ALL those men.I don’t find ANY of them attractive either.

    But I don’t find most celebrity men attractive anyway.The most attractive and good looking men I’ve ever seen have been men who weren’t on television.
    Men who’s names I don’t know.I just saw them walking somewhere,or driving in the next lane,or sometimes a random male model that I saw in a magazine.
    Then there have been men in movies who played extras or were just men walking by on the screen they didn’t really have a role.

    It’s always the nameless random guy that I find most attractive and I get mad sometimes because I never get to meet them or find out who they are as I’m only seeing them in passing.

    • chanela

      I know exactly what you mean! celebrity men may LOOK attractive but they usually have shitty personalities in real life.they’re sluts to the max and have the ego of kanye west, they’re just better at hiding it. i don’t really care for looks. men have to be a good person and not looking to sex every woman he lays eyes on for me to find him attractive…if he has that then looking good is just a bonus :) Plus the “regular” men don’t have crowds of women after them and trying to do anything to pregnant by them.i dont want a man that every woman is crushing on…it’s awkward

    • The Taker

      You’re just like me. I’d take a no-name, regular, pass-you-by-on-the-sidewalk, type guy anyday. Those men were and are usually THE FINEST. I’ve seen men on the A,C or E train(NYC) who could make every man on this list look like Ogres.

    • Natsuka (Summer Child)

      I am like that as well.

    • binks

      BINGO! To this little thread, I never understood why celebrities are always held as these otherworldly beautiful individuals. I mean most are fine to look at but I don’t see the hype surrounding most of them, seriously most of us probably seen average people walking on the streets that can blow most celebrities/models out of the water in the looks department. I believe most people go crazy over these celebrities is because they create a fantasy/illusion of what people think their ideal should look like…shrugs. And for the most part the novelty of a lot of these men listed wore OFF. But since most guys have been listed already I won’t do any repeats but will add:

      David Beckham…great to look at with a wonderful sense of style and personality but that baby voice kills me every time

    • That’s That

      @ The Taker

      Lol, I think the same thing when I’m on the 4 train.

  • LemonnLime

    I wasn’t an Idris fan and then I heard him speak… good Lord that accent is hella sexy. Since then I’ve been a fan. Michael Ealy beautiful, yes I wanna just swim in those blue green eyes! And I get the Maxwell thing. Give me 90s Maxwell in a heartbeat.

  • C

    I agree….except for Denzel and Michael Ealy.

    I must say I cannot understand the Idris craze, at all.

  • chanela

    it’s funny cause with men i never understood the obsession with celebrity women like jessica alba,adriana lima,kate upton,and eva mendes. i thought as a woman i’d be able to get celebrity male crushes but…NOPE! i really don’t get the craze with idris elba, i truely don’t. i have never been so puzzled in my life tilli came on clutch and saw how wild these chicks go for him.hes a great actor but…nahh lol

    • Adriana Lima is gorgeous face wise. Even without makeup. She is one of the best looking models working but I agree with you on the rest of that list althought I think Alba is/was very cute.

    • chanela

      Yuckkk she a rat to me. honestly,people only like her cause she has blue eyes. eww

  • Shirl

    OMG…I’ve never understood the Idris Elba craze. I mean he’s not Shrek but (to me) he definetly “ain’t all that”. I however take exception with my boo, the love of my life, the man that should’ve been the father of my children Mr. Denzel Washington (forgive me Ms. Paula). He is perfection. His parents deserve a boquet of roses and a thank you card. Now I’ve gotten myself all worked up and have to take a cold shower :-). I think Maxwell is sexy as heck but something tells me he’s kinda short. I totally agre with you about Dangelo back in the day. I watched the “how does it feel” video the other day, got light headed and had to sit down…my,my,my

    • minna k.

      Maxwell is roughly 6ft tall. he is not short.

    • Tonia