What do you call a man who loves and tries to have many sexual relationships with girls and usually doesn't fall in love with any of them?

To clear what I'm looking for, Suppose a guy at work/university who tries to have sexual relationship with many girls and changes his choice continually one after another!

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    I think the word I would use depends on whether he was successful or not and also whether you mean "girls" as girls or slang for young (adult) women.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    May 25, 2011 at 0:16
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    The word is "teenage boy"
    – JeffSahol
    May 25, 2011 at 0:25
  • I believe it's "Tiger" May 25, 2011 at 11:21
  • Is it a slang you are looking for? May 25, 2011 at 15:07
  • @Kit: Never thought about my question that specific! I meant adult women. Your suggestion for both cases is welcomed. @Kirk Hammett: I like to hear some slang too.
    – Manoochehr
    May 25, 2011 at 19:51

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I suggest Lothario defined by Wikipedia defined by as an unscrupulous seducer of women.

It's from the name of such a character in Nicholas Rowe's 1703 tragedy The Fair Penitent

dictionary.com adds the definitions rake, libertine and synonyms Romeo, Don Juan, Casanova.

The Office Romeo is a well-worn term, but I don't often hear Romeo on its own.

To my ear, Don Juan and Casanova have become rather quaint 'literary' clichés much overused by the mass-media, but somehow Lothario still seems to have a certain freshness. Maybe using it gives the impression you're well-read, rather than getting all your words from popular tv dramas.


It is often referred to as a Casanova after the Venetian womaniser.

Also related, but actually predating the real person Giacomo Casanova is the fictional character Don Juan who has inspired among other masterpieces the Opera "Don Giovanni" by Mozart and the play "Dom Juan" by Molière.

Wikipedia pleasantly notes that Giacomo Casanova probably attended the première of Mozart's opera in Prague.

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    Also Don Juan from the same source
    – mgb
    May 24, 2011 at 22:18
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    I think Don Juan and Casanova are both pretty old fashioned, but both would probably be readily understood by a native speaker.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    May 25, 2011 at 0:14
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    @Kit: I agree. I think man-whore would be a more contemporary answer.
    – josh3736
    May 25, 2011 at 1:21
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    what about "womanizer" / "womaniser" itself? May 25, 2011 at 16:48
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    @Kit: Depends on where you're from. Don Juan may be old-fashioned, but Casanova certainly isn't. You could also shorten Don Juan to DJ to sound more hip ;)
    – Jimi Oke
    May 26, 2011 at 0:37

Promiscuous - not being restricted to just one sexual partner. It is gender-neutral, so you'll still have to specify the sex of the subject.

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    isn't it an adjective?
    – Louis Rhys
    May 25, 2011 at 3:08

philanderer - To engage in many love affairs, especially with a frivolous or casual attitude. Used of a man.

  • Philanderer is usually used for a married man who is cheating on his wife, I think.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    May 25, 2011 at 0:05
  • @Kit: Not really. Though a large part of its usage may address married men, the word itself carries no connotation of marital status.
    – Robusto
    May 25, 2011 at 13:51

Satyromaniac [sey-tuh-roh-mey-nee-ak]:

a lascivious man; lecher

It derives from Greek (sátyro) for the mythical woodland creature that was well-known for its debauchery. The female equivalent is far more recognizable, nymphomaniac.

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    +1 because it has more syllables than you could shake a stick at. May 25, 2011 at 14:02
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    Nymphomaniac is actually truly feminine and satyromaniac is the masculine? May 25, 2011 at 14:44
  • Honestly, I think I'd go with lecher before satyromaniac...If only to avoid the "big word" look.-_-
    – kitukwfyer
    May 25, 2011 at 20:08
  • +1 for the correctness of the answer and the fast that I will never say it out loud, not because I don't know any, but for fear of pronouncing it incorrectly. Feb 2, 2013 at 19:12

I believe common usage for such a person is a "man-whore". I'd call him a narcissist or a creep or some other such term.

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    @music2myear: man-whore is fairly non-standard slang, and a narcissist is obsessed with himself rather than women. And while creep (even when correctly spelt) was particularly used with that specific meaning 60-70 years ago, today it's used for just about any undesirable person hanging around a group. May 24, 2011 at 22:18
  • I would say sleeping with a lot of people without regard for them could be a symptom of narcissism, the self love trumping regard for others. I wouldn't necessarily call a man-whore a narcissist. May 24, 2011 at 22:22
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    In my (admittedly not at all "in" set) we simply used "slut" for both genders when it seemed appropriate. As in "In Star Trek TOS the Captain was the slut, but in TNG it was the XO." May 25, 2011 at 2:34
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    @dmckee: Absolutely. Except I think gender-neutral "slut" is mostly used by and of under-30's, but the older generation only use it for women. And middle-aged people just don't talk about that kind of thing much anyway. Too old to bandy it around in idle banter, too young to get morally indignant enough to use it in earnest. May 25, 2011 at 2:49
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    @josh3736: To be honest, by the time that guy in uni was on his 4th or 5th partner in a single term, I'd be more concerned about the standards of the next woman in line. I'd also say that any behaviour pattern applicable to 25-30% of the population qualifies as 'normal' in my book, whether I endorse it or not. May 25, 2011 at 20:34

I'm sure my slang will date me, but the first word I thought of was player (Urban Dictionary): a man who has sexual relations with lots of women, usually by deceiving them into thinking that he truly cares. If he's good at it, he'd be a mackdaddy (Urban Dictionary). If he's bad at it, he'd be a sleaze (Urban Dictionary) or a pervert (Dictionary.com)

Also, as mentioned in the other answers, man-whore and male slut or just slut would also be suitable. These three imply promiscuity, but with less deception, I think.

Womanizer or philanderer are good non-slang versions of the same, as are the various names of iconic womanizers that were mentioned in other answers.


I've heard "swordsman" used in that respect, usually in a somewhat sarcastic tone. For instance, "He thinks he's quite the swordsman".


I'd suggest an apposite word is cocksman.


I knew a guy just like you described and he got a nickname "Male Tart"

  • I often hear just tart used by the younger generation for male & female. Sometimes maybe a bit facetiously when refering to a male, but certainly not always. For my generation I think it's like slut. We just don't tend to use any such words much at all. May 25, 2011 at 14:12
  • I've heard "slut" referring to man a number of times- but never once referring to a woman.
    – JenSCDC
    Oct 1, 2014 at 20:27

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