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Old 03-21-2013, 12:33 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I watched an Irish film this afternoon, during which I noticed that the lead character looked similar to me. It reminded me that there seem to be very few unattractive Irish -- in fact they're some of Europe's most handsome people on average. So then, one wonders, was there some sort of action taken against unattractive people in Ireland at one time that removed them from the gene pool, or is there simply just something special about being a Celto-med that yields people who are very attractive on average?
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:44 AM
 
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I was just thinking this the other day, after looking over in Ireland on a dating site, i was really surprised how nice looking the Irish and Scottish women seem to be on average. Nice that you have created a thread about it, and i definitely agree with you
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:24 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Trust me there are loads....
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:32 AM
 
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There are many ugly looking Irish people.

Plus here is some more evidence for this claim:
Irish women fare better than Irish men according to the latest figures from Beautifulpeople.com, but they still have one of the highest rejection rates for joining the "beautiful people" site.
Irish men around the globe were stunned last week when they were outed by an online dating website as some of the ugliest males in the world. Only 9 percent of Irish men were accepted.
But now it appears that only 20 percent of Irish women who applied were accepted, a pale figure in comparison to the 68 percent of Swedish women who were cleared to join the site


Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Iri...#ixzz2OA5ECFKE
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To be accepted on Beautiful people website, you have to get approval by the members of the website.

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Germany
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I watched an Irish film this afternoon
Do you really think that the people of any country all look as attractive as their film actors?
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:05 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Do you really think that the people of any country all look as attractive as their film actors?
I've been an amateur anthropologist since 2002. Since that year, I've studied many different genotypes and phenotypes of people, and my statement was based on looking at a representative cross-section of people of Irish origin, not simply the actors appearing in a film. I mentioned the film as it caused me to revisit my aforementioned assessment.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:09 AM
 
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There are many ugly looking Irish people.

Plus here is some more evidence for this claim:
Irish women fare better than Irish men according to the latest figures from Beautifulpeople.com, but they still have one of the highest rejection rates for joining the "beautiful people" site.
Irish men around the globe were stunned last week when they were outed by an online dating website as some of the ugliest males in the world. Only 9 percent of Irish men were accepted.
But now it appears that only 20 percent of Irish women who applied were accepted, a pale figure in comparison to the 68 percent of Swedish women who were cleared to join the site


Read more: Irish women are ugly too says Beautifulpeople.com website | Irish News | IrishCentral
Follow us: @IrishCentral on Twitter | IrishCentral on Facebook

To be accepted on Beautiful people website, you have to get approval by the members of the website.
Perhaps handsome Irish folk for the most part are not interested in joining this site, so they've been discounted from the sample set. Or, perhaps the site is run by a Nordicist who prefers Scandinavians over most other Europids.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:32 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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I watched an Irish film this afternoon, during which I noticed that the lead character looked similar to me. It reminded me that there seem to be very few unattractive Irish -- in fact they're some of Europe's most handsome people on average. So then, one wonders, was there some sort of action taken against unattractive people in Ireland at one time that removed them from the gene pool, or is there simply just something special about being a Celto-med that yields people who are very attractive on average?

Hmmmm, methinks you are having a little 'joke' with us all? :-)
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:44 AM
 
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Perhaps handsome Irish folk for the most part are not interested in joining this site, so they've been discounted from the sample set. Or, perhaps the site is run by a Nordicist who prefers Scandinavians over most other Europids.
Yet Brazilians of both sexes are also among the highest acceptance rates as well. Italians and French have a higher acceptance rate than Germans, British and Irish people and Germany, Britain and Ireland has more nordic people than Italy, France and Brazil. Brazil Amongst Most Beautiful Countries On Beautiful People Dating Site

Yet beauty is the eye of the beholder of course.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:34 AM
 
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That Beautiful People site would not be a good judge as most of the people registered are Scandinavian on it so naturally they think they are the best looking people. Who are the worst looking people changes on who is reporting. I've heard British on one news story and Polish people on another. I've also read that some of the Irish men sending in photos to that site are taking the p*ss and send in photos of themselves in very casual attire in the pub.

If you look at any poll on who are the best looking it is always Scandinavians and Brazilians that come out on top. I think people fall for stereotypes and vote who they think should be on top.

British and Irish are always criticised for their bad looks which is another stereotype.

Personally there are good looking and not so good looking people in every nationality. I think that Irish people are one of the friendliest and most humorous people in the world, after all beauty is only skin deep.
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