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Old 11-07-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Like the title says, why are Nordic women so beautiful? Is it diet, genetics? Maybe the cold weather caused them to develop smaller more delicate facial features? Anyone know?
It's in the eye of the beholder.

I recently watched the 1967 Swedish classic I Am Curious (Yellow) on TCM. The star wasn't exactly "beautiful" nor were most of the everyday people featured in that film. I say this as a person of 25% Swedish and 25% Danish ancestry.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Oslo, NO
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Cold=contracts
Heat=expands

That is actually true; we found ourselves for 3 months in Germany a few years ago during winter and I lost 8 pounds. When we came back home to Florida within a few months I got my 8 pounds back. Not thrilled about it, but because when it is really hot outside you're not so inclined to go out, so you end up indoors not doing much of anything. At least I am not inspired to exercise when it's hot.

But in Europe in general not just Sweden, they understand moderation much better than we do, and don't fry everything with tons of butter either!
I am not sure if that is correct. Most people I know gain more weight during the winter than summer. Cold temperatures make you hungry.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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First off, you do realize that your opinion is entirely subjective and isn't a fact, right....
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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Nordic women are seen as beautiful by Americans because they fit the American ideal.

Look at the image of a typical American family, the man is a White male with Brown hair and the female is a Blonde with blue eyes. As a result Americans put Nordic women on a pedestal and dating/marrying a blonde is seen as a sign of success.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Nordic women are seen as beautiful by Americans because they fit the American ideal.

Look at the image of a typical American family, the man is a White male with Brown hair and the female is a Blonde with blue eyes. As a result Americans put Nordic women on a pedestal and dating/marrying a blonde is seen as a sign of success.
Maybe in your world.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Interesting. What comes to men my husband is from nordic countries and is dark as night. Black hair, black eye brows, brown eyes and darker skin
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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I've often wondered why northern European women are heralded as so beautiful or the most desirable in the entire world. I personally find southern Italian and Spanish women to be the most beautiful women in the world. They usually have the nicest heads of thick dark shiny manes and low straight hairlines. I have always fancied gypsy looking women to white girls. Most Latin American women give white girls a good run for their money.

It's in the eye of the beholder. In defense of light hair/eye/skin women, perhaps my light eyed blonde northern euro blood lined mother and sister have forever tainted my views on women...

Cheers,
bolillo
I'm glad there are SOME out there fancy us "gypsy" types! I am of Spanish heritage, so I am brunette with brown eyes (yes, a low hairline, lol. And you are so right, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It's a good thing everyone doesn't want the same "vanilla!"
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Nordic women are seen as beautiful by Americans because they fit the American ideal.

Look at the image of a typical American family, the man is a White male with Brown hair and the female is a Blonde with blue eyes. As a result Americans put Nordic women on a pedestal and dating/marrying a blonde is seen as a sign of success.
Maybe on the Brady Bunch in the 1970s
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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Maybe on the Brady Bunch in the 1970s
still that way

look at any fashion commercial with a guy and girl or perfume ad

blonde woman with black haired white male
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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I'm a green eye dark haired , light skin Portuguese, French Italian and Jewish woman~~~
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