Japanese men in their 40s and 50s had to compete intensely for both jobs and women. Thus, they became known as the "carnivorous" generation. Now here comes a small but growing class of "herbivore men", they are young, earn little and spend little, and take a keen interest in fashion and personal appearance.
Typically, "herbivore men" are in their 20s and 30s, and believe that friendship without sex can exist between men and women. They are not eager to find girlfriends and tend to be clumsy in love.来源:考试大的美女编辑们
The group does not care so much about making money -- a quality tied to the fact that there are fewer jobs available during the global economic recession.