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Old 01-10-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Disagree on the British men part. Most of them are actively promoted and shown as being sophisticated men with smooth demeanor who attract women left to right (EG: James Bond). Also, throw in good accents and the fact that a lot of the big actors even in the US are British (Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, etc.).

Any of the Anglo countries (Canada, USA, Australia, and the UK) are FAR from being underrated, you can make the case for overrated but underrated? No way.
Not where I'm from. When you ask people which men they find attractive, most of them will mention Southern European nationalities. I think people in general tend to be attracted to "exotic" features that aren't so common in the home country, which is why the Latino/Latina look is popular in Northern Europe and the Nordic look is popular in Latin countries. British men are not considered "exotic".

I definitely think British people are underrated when it comes to appearance. Don't tell me you've never heard the stereotype of British people having bad teeth and being overweight.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Not exactly Mexican, I have seen them get mistaken for other Latinos to Middle Eastern and in rare cases, dare I say it, even Southern Euros (but these are more rare cases).
There's a lot of races like that. I am part middle eastern, part white and I've had people speak Spanish, German, Italian, French, Greek, Portuguese, even Punjab to me thinking I was one of those. Even my American Indian studies teacher in college asked me "So what tribe are you from?" on the first day.

I think part of it comes from the fact that a lot of people have the same features across multiple "races." Another part, and maybe mixed with the above reason, is that many people don't *actually* know what someone of various groups look like. They have a stereotype, but they haven't a real clue.

I bet you 9 out of 10 people would get this woman's nationality wrong
http://bassamfattouh.files.wordpress..._3188349_n.jpg
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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Not where I'm from. When you ask people which men they find attractive, most of them will mention Southern European nationalities. I think people in general tend to be attracted to "exotic" features that aren't so common in the home country, which is why the Latino/Latina look is popular in Northern Europe and the Nordic look is popular in Latin countries. British men are not considered "exotic".

I definitely think British people are underrated when it comes to appearance. Don't tell me you've never heard the stereotype of British people having bad teeth and being overweight.
bad teeth yes, overweight not so much

btw, a curious question about Northern Europe, how do you guys view Asians, Indians, and Middle Eastern people there?

I am sure there is backlash towards north African immigrants but how about asians and indians?

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There's a lot of races like that. I am part middle eastern, part white and I've had people speak Spanish, German, Italian, French, Greek, Portuguese, even Punjab to me thinking I was one of those. Even my American Indian studies teacher in college asked me "So what tribe are you from?" on the first day.

I think part of it comes from the fact that a lot of people have the same features across multiple "races." Another part, and maybe mixed with the above reason, is that many people don't *actually* know what someone of various groups look like. They have a stereotype, but they haven't a real clue.

I bet you 9 out of 10 people would get this woman's nationality wrong
http://bassamfattouh.files.wordpress..._3188349_n.jpg
I am going to guess Middle Eastern lol. Anyways I do agree with you there, I mean people would be BAFFLED to think Indians and Latinos or Latinos and Arabs can be mixed up for each other because they think in stereotypes so much here in the US. It isn't the old people doing it, it is the young hipster kids and teenagers who are shallow doing it more so than the older people. It scares me, I feel the younger generation is a newer kind of racist as compared to the older generation.

They have had middle eastern people playing latino roles in some hollywood movies.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:13 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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UK folks are underrated. People from other European nations like to go on and on about how ugly the British are. They should take a look in their own backyards. Part of it stems from the propensity (especially in the past) for the British to allow people who didn't have stereotypical good looks become sex symbols combined with their self-depracating nature and tendency to point out their own flaws.

The other thing is that most native Brits look just like other Europeans from Norway down to Spain.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I bet you 9 out of 10 people would get this woman's nationality wrong
http://bassamfattouh.files.wordpress..._3188349_n.jpg
Shes beautiful.

I think a lot of people will get this woman nationality wrong too:

http://www.ciudad.com.ar/sites/defau...op_display.jpg

shes argentinian, and a type (light brown year, those features) that also exist in argentina, besides the typical brunnetes or blonds.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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UK folks are underrated. People from other European nations like to go on and on about how ugly the British are. They should take a look in their own backyards. Part of it stems from the propensity (especially in the past) for the British to allow people who didn't have stereotypical good looks become sex symbols combined with their self-depracating nature and tendency to point out their own flaws.

The other thing is that most native Brits look just like other Europeans from Norway down to Spain.

Between me and my friends, the stereotype is that brittish guys are hot. It must be the accent
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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UK folks are underrated. People from other European nations like to go on and on about how ugly the British are. They should take a look in their own backyards. Part of it stems from the propensity (especially in the past) for the British to allow people who didn't have stereotypical good looks become sex symbols combined with their self-depracating nature and tendency to point out their own flaws.

The other thing is that most native Brits look just like other Europeans from Norway down to Spain.


Overall, I would disagree and say the British are actually OVERRATED in terms of looks. I mean maybe it is because I live in the US but women are crazy for a British accent and for British men (David Beckham, David Gandy, and Tom Hardy for example).

I would disagree on the last part. Though some Brits have certain looks, generally they don't get confused with Spaniards and Scandinavians.

A lot of my friends who are Indian and Middle Eastern find the Brits unattractive because they think the Brits are racist against them.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Shes beautiful.

I think a lot of people will get this woman nationality wrong too:

http://www.ciudad.com.ar/sites/defau...op_display.jpg

shes argentinian, and a type (light brown year, those features) that also exist in argentina, besides the typical brunnetes or blonds.
She's definitely nice, lol. Argentina is fairly diverse though, so it's possible her grandparents were from Europe? I know a number of German people, for example, are in Argentina. She looks slightly mixed German, French, Belgian, or Dutch and Spanish/Argentine to me. I find a lot of Argentine women beautiful..at least ones I've seen/met.



The woman I pasted is gorgeous yes. She is Lebanese (she's actually Druze too, not Muslim)..the host of a talk show in MTV Lebanon (and she's smart too! And her husband is just a normal guy...Chemical Engineer/Businessman). By the way...that woman? She's 45.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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When I was living in SF, I was right by a Russian neighborhood in the Richmond District; there were lots of VERY attractive Kazakh and Uzbek women... a lot of them look like a mix of Russian, Chinese/Monglolian, and Persian that I thought was amazingly attractive. There's little awareness of those nations in the West; hell, most people only know of Kazakhstan from Borat... too bad, really.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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When I was living in SF, I was right by a Russian neighborhood in the Richmond District; there were lots of VERY attractive Kazakh and Uzbek women... a lot of them look like a mix of Russian, Chinese/Monglolian, and Persian that I thought was amazingly attractive. There's little awareness of those nations in the West; hell, most people only know of Kazakhstan from Borat... too bad, really.
They are nice. Had a Kazakh girl in a class of mine. I remember thinking she was just Asian, then one day she spoke with a Turkic/Russian accent and then spoke with another guy in Kazakh. Met a lady at a bar a few years ago..same deal, but she's what you describe. Very hot.
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