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Old 11-28-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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I don't think the Anglosphere and Northern European Countries are the only ones where it's likely to be a loner. I am thinking Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and also China may be like that. I have seen articles and documentaries about the social problems and mental illnesses they have. Also some of the places I mentioned have high suicide rates. These people are reported to have less optimistic people and more pessimistic people. However China is big and I think the Uyghurs, Tibetans, Southern Chinese and Northern Chinese all these people have different cultures.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I don't think the Anglosphere and Northern European Countries are the only ones where it's likely to be a loner. I am thinking Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and also China may be like that. I have seen articles and documentaries about the social problems and mental illnesses they have. Also some of the places I mentioned have high suicide rates. These people are reported to have less optimistic people and more pessimistic people. However China is big and I think the Uyghurs, Tibetans, Southern Chinese and Northern Chinese all these people have different cultures.
Yeah I think there's a connection between standard of living, individualism/privacy/isolation and mental problems associated with loneliness and lack of a support network of family and friends.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:07 AM
 
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Why the Uk and not germany? If any the Uk is much more sexually conservative than GErmany is. the UK is not a liberal country, falls rather in the middle.


It would rather be Scandinavia, Netherlands, Germany, where you have the least social pressures.

the UK is part of the anglosphere anyways, and its the place where most Americanpuritanism was imported from.

depends what you mean by sexually conservative , germans , scandanavians , dutch etc tend to discuss sex like they do water treatment facilities ( matter of fact way ) where as the british adopt a more benny hill - nudge nudge style

on the other hand , british women are more promiscuous than any nationality I can think of
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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depends what you mean by sexually conservative , germans , scandanavians , dutch etc tend to discuss sex like they do water treatment facilities ( matter of fact way ) where as the british adopt a more benny hill - nudge nudge style

on the other hand , british women are more promiscuous than any nationality I can think of
The continental Germanics are also less prudish and self-conscious about sex and nudity as the Brits.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:55 AM
 
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The continental Germanics are also less prudish and self-conscious about sex and nudity as the Brits.
that's not the same thing , being open about sex is not the same as being promiscuous
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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that's not the same thing , being open about sex is not the same as being promiscuous
It's not...British teens seem among the most promiscuous, yet British culture still seems sort of prudish.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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on the other hand , british women are more promiscuous than any nationality I can think of
I presume you're talking from first-hand experience? I don't know how else you'd be able to jump to such a conclusion.

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Why the Uk and not germany? If any the Uk is much more sexually conservative than GErmany is. the UK is not a liberal country, falls rather in the middle.


It would rather be Scandinavia, Netherlands, Germany, where you have the least social pressures.

the UK is part of the anglosphere anyways, and its the place where most Americanpuritanism was imported from.
Nah. Germany doesn't seem overly liberal and is definitely more conservative than the Netherlands and Scandinavia, which are far more liberal than the rest. I'd say it is around the same as the UK, maybe less prudish regarding nudity and sex. It really depends on who you're talking to though - young people in the UK are not prudes, they're pretty open about sex and teens, whether they be 19 or 15, will openly brag about having sex or doing sexual acts.

There really aren't any social pressures in the UK, either. Most people don't getting married, for example, and the number of single parents is rising. Good or bad - entirely up to the individual - but the UK is not a traditional country in any sense of the word. Almost the complete opposite.

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Are you sure that's only the anglosphere?
No, he isn't. He isn't sure of anything - he's clueless.

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Old 11-29-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Obviously, the easiest place to be a loner is a country that has the largest number of loners, where there is an existing infrastructure that accommodates loners. That would probably be the USA, where a great majority of the people feel no particular family ties, and have fled from the next, to scatter around the country as loners.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Surprise
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I really think the UK was a great place to be a loner. Bad weather usually kept people inside their house a lot. I believe the weather really affects people's moods. Since the UK was cloudy all the time, It probably affected them.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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I think the USA is one of the best countries to be a loner. I love this country for the good things but I can't deny that people here can be very socially awkward.

American culture is set up in such way that most relationships between people are shallow and superficial, even Europeans who immigrate here complain about how hard it is to establish meaningful relationships with people. In my opinion, this is one of the worst things about American society.

On the other hand, I have lived in Brazil and people there are just way too friendly. There is very little respect for privacy, personal space and boundaries and I can never get used to that.
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