Pinterest Interest | Not Just for Girls

A while back, over Thanksgiving actually, a family member was asking me about my “Pinterest Interest” column. During our conversation, it came to my attention that maybe not everyone knows what Pinterest is; let alone how to use it.

I figured now would be a great time to give readers a little overview of what the Pinterest world entails and what the site has to offer. More importantly, it’s also a great time to address a common misconception about this social media site; Pinterest is not just for girly girls.

Boys, I’m sure you’re used to rolling your eyes when you see the girl in front of you in a lecture scrolling through pictures of wedding dresses and landscapes pasted with quotes about “finding yourself.”

I get it.

You might be thinking the entire site reeks of estrogen and that it couldn’t have anything to offer for such a manly man as yourself.

Think again.

Sure, Pinterest might be a swapping site for hundreds of DIY projects, makeup and hair ideas and cupcake recipes, but I’m here to tell you that there are over 30 Pinterest categories that will in no way cause you to grow breasts and shave your leg hair.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Pinterest is one of the best places to look for ideas to woo your partner.

Let’s take a peek at a few of the more masculine categories:

Cars and Motorcycles

This category offers some great tips for vehicle maintenance and car buying. It’s also the place to go anytime you feel like looking at a bunch of pictures of cars and other toys you can’t afford as a college student.

Health and Fitness

Another category used by men and women alike. Check it out when you’re looking for healthy food options that won’t break the budget and even some workout advice.


Who doesn’t love and appreciate a good meme? Take a break from your studies and work some laughter into your study break, then pin them to your boards so you can be sure to show all of your friends later.


Look no further for sports articles, merchandise, quotes and more. This is also a great way to stalk and fan-girl over your favorite athlete.

What I want to stress more than anything else is that apps have no gender. Anyone can enjoy and make use of each of the many categories of Pinterest. So to anyone who has felt like using Pinterest would somehow take away from his or her masculinity, no worries — there’s something for everyone.

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