Ok so it seems there is a new thing going on in Japan culture wise, or there is something old just given an actual name. But essential 'herbivore men' are 20-30 year olds in Japan who are more concerned with their outward appearance more than finding girlfriends. The name comes from their lack of interest in 'flesh' They eat very little and have little interest in finding jobs. I'm not sure if this is an actual 'choice' by the herbivore men or an open acceptance of their laziness.
The herbivore men are interested in something other than their looks however- their feelings. So ladies if your missing a man in your life who is disconnected with his emotional side maybe you should make friends with a nice herbivore man. CNN states that they trace this trend to the habits of the herbivore's parents-the babyboomers. The babyboomer generating was a very goal oriented generation both professionally and romantically. Perhaps this trait somehow skipped a generation. However observing hard working parents should make for a pretty productive child I think. However, I suppose the the hardworking parent lifestyle could be a double-edged sword. There definitely seems to be a lacking of healthy goal oriented work ethic even here in this country amongst 20-30 somethings. Perhaps this is just because they're 20-30 somethings, but I always thought one would be anxious to lay the groundwork on top of which one would build their life. Anyways, the herbivore men definitely seem like they are possessing a number top saic qualities. over and out