Looking for a real, manly man complete with a love of trucks and sports bars and not a metrosexual with an interest in home decor and a love of sushi? Then Cleveland is one of the best places to be in the entire United States, at least according to the folks at Combos who ranked Cleveland at No. 6 on the list of America's Manliest Cities.
Coming in at sixth on the list, Cleveland is up nine spots from its place in the 2010 rankings. Cleveland's 2011 ranking is enough to make it the manliest city in the Midwest, and certainly more manly than Ohio's other big cities including Cincinnati (14), Columbus (18), and Dayton (28).
The study was conducted by Combos and Sperling's BestPlaces, and looked at data from the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. (which included cities and its surrounding suburbs).
Amongst the categories used to determine manliness were the city's love of sports, the number of pickups and motorcycles registered in the city, the number of BBQ and chicken wing restaurants, and the number of many occupations like construction workers, firefighters and police officers.
Cities lost so-called "man point" for factors like a high number of coffee shops, sushi restaurants, cupcake shops, and home furnishing and decor stores.
The manliest city in all of the U.S. was named Nashville, Tennessee, which bumped Charlotte from the top spot. The top 10 included:
1. Nashville, TN
2. Charlotte, NC
3. Oklahoma City, OK
4. Memphis, TN
5. Columbia, SC
6. Cleveland, OH
7. Birmingham, AL
8. Milwaukee, WI
9. Houston, TX
10. St. Louis, MO