When I was a boy, I wanted to grow up and be a man with a hairy chest. My grandfather had a hairy chest. My dad had a hairy chest. All of my uncles had hairy chests. Of course that's back in the day before metro-sexuals, and men clipped and trimmed every stray hair...and we all worried too much about what our ladies thought. Gone are the days of men like Austin Powers.

Over the course of the last two decades we've watched hairy men hang their heads in embarrassment. No longer do they rip off their shirt at summer BBQ's to show the man rug on their chest...not to mention their backs. No, these days, hairy men either leave their shirt on for fear of shame and ridicule...or they have their chest hair waxed off or they shave it.

You can't really blame today's man. Long gone are the day's of role models like Tom Selleck's Magnum P.I.. Now every guy you see in a magazine or on the big screen has a chest that looks like a pre-pubescent ten-year-old kid. OK...sure there's Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. But who has the guts to tell that guy to man up and grow some chest hair?

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However, I have noticed lately a few brave men starting to let the chest hair peek out from beneath their unbuttoned shirts. Is it a full come back? I'm not sure. I really think guys are testing the water to see what the ladies think.

So I was curious what women think about chest hair on their man. Is it hot or not? Here's what they had to say.