With or without, it doesn't really matter to me. I like piercings in general though so I definitely wouldn't be opposed. I like the look of gauged ears more than diamond studs or something, but that's just my style.
I really prefer NO earrings for guys. To me, they just look too feminine on a guy. Even if he’s especially tough-looking, at best it will look trailer-park-ish or like he’s just plain trying too hard.
If you MUST get a piercing, make it just ONE tiny stud on your earlobe. Whatever you do, DO NOT wear cans, hoops, pencils, safety pins, or any of the other weird objects I’ve seen. That’s just weird and gross (to me).
I typically like when guys wear a diamond stud in each ear. It portrays wealth and confidence. The guys I'm seeing now only has one ear pierced- he wears a small black stud. I like earrings on a guy--if they can pull it off. If a guy looks stupid in earrings its a major turnoff. I don't like hoops or anything like that, just studs. Oh and only on the lobes--cartilage piercings on men are a scream for attention.