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Old 06-04-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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Jon Hamm should be on the list. BTW, having a full head of hair goes without saying.
Sure. Someone posted him awhile back. He is a fine looking human being... what a great profile, too!

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Old 06-04-2014, 10:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Jon Hamm's journey has an actor is why hes so good at acting. I'm a guy so I might be wrong but I think the "tall dark and handsome" means "a good looking man with an interesting life."
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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I think the term originally and traditionally applied to a white male over six feet tall with dark features--dark according to white people--to include dark brown or black hair, dark eyes and olive or tan skin. But of course people can use it however they choose these days because the world is diverse and not only caucasian men possess these features. In fact (and obviously) men of other ethnicities possess these features even more so.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Maine
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My husband! He is 6'1 dark hair, hazel blue eyes. He works outside so in the summer he gets really tan and stays that way for months. He is also of French / Native American heritage.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:18 AM
 
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Yes, there was a film "Tall, Dark and Handsome" (1941) but the term (in Hollywood) was said by
Mae West in the early 1930's regarding Cary Grant's character.

Link about the origins of the term.
Wordwizard • View topic - tall, dark, and handsome


Mr. Cary Grant (interesting bio about him -can check it out on wikipedia)
http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Gr...0Wings)_01.jpg
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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I'm a guy so I might be wrong but I think the "tall dark and handsome" means "a good looking man with an interesting life."
Um, not to me (a girl). Yeah, I know that much of this is subjective, but the phrase in bold above applies more to attractive men, but not "tall, dark, and handsome". These men fit the category of attractive, but not TDH: Robert Redford, Michael J. Fox, Dustin Hoffmann, and I would even say Jeff Goldblum. JG is tall and dark, but not the classic "handsome" looks, but more in the "interesting" category.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Arya with 6 pack .
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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Jon Hamm.
David Gandy.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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David Beckham is blond and col lin Farrell isn't tall!
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Default When you hear "tall dark and handsome", what comes to mind?

Somebody else!
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