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(Independent)   International dating website calls Britain "the least attractive country in the world"   (independent.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-11-26 11:03:25 AM  
Obvious tag on strike?
 
2013-11-26 11:06:29 AM  

Walker: Obvious tag on strike?


Obvious tag at the dentist?
 
2013-11-26 11:07:20 AM  
FTFA:  A midwife from Bournemouth has beaten off international competition...

So much potential with that opening line....
 
2013-11-26 11:07:31 AM  
maybe because british women don't cake their faces with makeup????   maybe they don't paint their face and dance??
 
2013-11-26 11:07:54 AM  
there is a review you can sink your teeth into.
Oh, wait.
 
2013-11-26 11:08:33 AM  
People will still visit for their food and weather.
 
2013-11-26 11:08:45 AM  
Linux_Yes: "maybe because british women don't cake their faces with makeup????   maybe they don't paint their face and dance??"

>> something about lipstick and a pig?
 
2013-11-26 11:08:54 AM  
FTFA: A midwife from Bournemouth has beaten off international competition from over 45,000 "beautiful people"

Dammit, beautiful people get all the action
 
2013-11-26 11:10:44 AM  
Screw you Subby, I happen to find walleyed women with Dumbo ears and pink splotchy rash skin quite attractive.
 
2013-11-26 11:12:25 AM  
So there are 24 slots - and one person is British - doesn't that suggest that by this criteria - at the very least - it's the 24th most attractive nation out of 196?
 
2013-11-26 11:14:13 AM  
/oblig

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2013-11-26 11:14:22 AM  
Really? How do you explain Kate Middleton then? For that matter, her sister too?
 
2013-11-26 11:14:43 AM  
Oh, I don't know. It doesn't look so bad.

I could definitely jam my naughty bits into that bay-like area in the west and grind around for a little.


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2013-11-26 11:14:55 AM  

GDubDub: FTFA:  A midwife from Bournemouth has beaten off international competition...

So much potential with that opening line....


Travis-Punter?
 
2013-11-26 11:16:29 AM  
It would also be interesting to see attractiveness by age group. At 20, most Asian countries would poll near the top. At 60, it's like something out of Hammer Horror with an army of wizened dumpy crones, whereas Britain is a global exporter of MILFs (of the Helen Mirren variety).
 
2013-11-26 11:16:52 AM  
They obviously haven't seen many British women. Where do I even start?!

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rka
2013-11-26 11:17:41 AM  

Linux_Yes: maybe because british women don't cake their faces with makeup????   maybe they don't paint their face and dance??


What about the men?
 
2013-11-26 11:19:17 AM  
And why should we care about what a bunch of narcissists think?
 
2013-11-26 11:19:27 AM  
Former Soviet Republics ending in "stan" beg to differ.
 
2013-11-26 11:23:22 AM  
Oh, yes, so unattractive:

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2013-11-26 11:24:00 AM  
Ugh... I'm so sick of this trope. It just seems so short sighted.

I think it originates from the this idea that what's real is what's portrayed on TV. When you need a modelling portfolio to land an acting job, you're going to have a warped view of the attractiveness of your own country. Yes, America, you do have some insanely attractive people. But if you can't see the other side of the bell curve, I have three words for you.

People
Of
Walmart

There are some folks in your country who bring that average waaaaaaaay down.
 
2013-11-26 11:24:29 AM  
Well, it's not like the United Kingdom has ever been responsible for anything that may give them an ugly reputation in the international community, right?

/"I say, old chap, couldn't you have asked people we didn't used to own?"
 
2013-11-26 11:25:28 AM  
International dating's website says it should all clear up in a few days, hasn't heard of antibiotic resistant strains.
 
2013-11-26 11:25:36 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Ugh... I'm so sick of this trope. It just seems so short sighted.

I think it originates from the this idea that what's real is what's portrayed on TV. When you need a modelling portfolio to land an acting job, you're going to have a warped view of the attractiveness of your own country. Yes, America, you do have some insanely attractive people. But if you can't see the other side of the bell curve, I have three words for you.

People
Of
Walmart

There are some folks in your country who bring that average waaaaaaaay down.


What's funny to me is how many of those actors on American shows come from Canada, UK, Ireland, New Zeeland, Australia, etc.
 
2013-11-26 11:25:52 AM  
Britain isn't a country, btw.
 
2013-11-26 11:26:59 AM  

FarkingReading: Oh, I don't know. It doesn't look so bad.

I could definitely jam my naughty bits into that bay-like area in the west and grind around for a little.


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On a totally unrelated note, why is Edinburgh spelled Edimbourg?
 
2013-11-26 11:27:09 AM  
I would still hit Britain.
 
2013-11-26 11:27:33 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Ugh... I'm so sick of this trope. It just seems so short sighted.

I think it originates from the this idea that what's real is what's portrayed on TV. When you need a modelling portfolio to land an acting job, you're going to have a warped view of the attractiveness of your own country. Yes, America, you do have some insanely attractive people. But if you can't see the other side of the bell curve, I have three words for you.

People
Of
Walmart

There are some folks in your country who bring that average waaaaaaaay down.


There's also the tendency for UK soaps, TV drama and film to skew far more to the "gritty reality" side than the US "Everyone is a model!" side, meaning that the "fame pool" is self selecting for less, ummmm, photogenic specimens.

I mean, compare Olivia Coleman to Jessica Lange, two women who play not entirely different types of roles.
 
2013-11-26 11:27:42 AM  
www.imjoe.com
Too many chavs.
 
2013-11-26 11:27:44 AM  

catsfish: Britain isn't a country, btw.


Britain is an accepted abbreviation for the country formally known as The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  It is also a geographical landmass.  It's kind of like how "America" is an accepted abbreviation for the country formally known as The United State of America and is also a geographical landmass.
 
2013-11-26 11:27:56 AM  
TFA: The UK's success rate ranks it the lowest in the world, with applicants from the most successful country - Norway - more than five times more likely to be accepted by their beautiful peers.

So the low ranking is based solely on the percentage why successfully apply. Either they have good advertising in the UK persuading more to apply or we are over confident. (In the latter case alcohol may be involved)
 
2013-11-26 11:28:22 AM  
I gotta go and get ready for work......when I return, I expect this thread to be loaded with PAGE 3 GIRLS.
 
2013-11-26 11:29:42 AM  
there are a lot of uggos in england, doesn't mean there are not also attractive people there's just a higher percentage of weird looking mofos
 
2013-11-26 11:32:16 AM  
Also, an average British man can date far higher up the Sex Ladder than the average American man in the US, because beauty also has a tongue.
 
2013-11-26 11:33:49 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Ugh... I'm so sick of this trope. It just seems so short sighted.

I think it originates from the this idea that what's real is what's portrayed on TV. When you need a modelling portfolio to land an acting job, you're going to have a warped view of the attractiveness of your own country. Yes, America, you do have some insanely attractive people. But if you can't see the other side of the bell curve, I have three words for you.

People
Of
Walmart

There are some folks in your country who bring that average waaaaaaaay down.


People of Tesco! Backatcha.
 
2013-11-26 11:34:09 AM  
I'm calling bullshiat on this one. A good friend of mine just moved to Brighton and I have seen the pics of his late nights out and aboot. The women there are lovely!
 
2013-11-26 11:34:46 AM  
All the good looking folks came to America and all the criminals immigrated to Australia.
Pretty simple. Geez.
 
2013-11-26 11:35:38 AM  

Bungles: There's also the tendency for UK soaps, TV drama and film to skew far more to the "gritty reality" side than the US "Everyone is a model!" side, meaning that the "fame pool" is self selecting for less, ummmm, photogenic specimens.

I mean, compare Olivia Coleman to Jessica Lange, two women who play not entirely different types of roles.


Certainly British soap operas are grittier and less aspiration that their American counterparts. But I don't think British drama is any more grittier than American drama, which is in the middle of a golden age right now ( in part due to an influx of genuine overseas talent ). So Damian Lewis, Michael Sheen, Hugh Laurie and Andrew Lincoln might not have the pretty boy model looks of James Marsden or Tom Welling, but their not chopped liver either.
 
2013-11-26 11:36:21 AM  

wichitaleaf: All the good looking folks came to America and all the criminals immigrated to Australia.
Pretty simple. Geez.


No, all the religious nuts went to America.
 
2013-11-26 11:38:09 AM  
I bet that the stress of driving on the wrong side of the road all of the time accelerates the aging process.
 
2013-11-26 11:38:21 AM  
Yeah - well Fark you International dating website

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2013-11-26 11:39:23 AM  

chachi88: People of Tesco! Backatcha.


Tesco? Nah.

Morrissons.. now you're talking

/although, neither websites exists yet, so..
 
2013-11-26 11:41:15 AM  

Bungles: wichitaleaf: All the good looking folks came to America and all the criminals immigrated to Australia.
Pretty simple. Geez.

No, all the religious nuts went to America.


UK was waging an active, religiously-focused civil war until 1998.  I think you might have kept some of the religious nuts.
 
2013-11-26 11:42:27 AM  
I expect that the police line ups of America could give the British a run for their money. From what I've seen, the South in particular has some of the fugliest people alive.

Some countries practiced infanticide for considerable periods of time (the Italians and Greeks, for example) and presumably this eliminated a lot of non-viable and fugly infants. Pederasty may have had a winnowing effect in the Mediterranean and West Asia. Slavery and war may even have helped, because it brought together the genes of many races and nations and mixed them, producing sturdy hybrids and a sort of social promotion for the extra attractive slaves and prostitutes. Attractive people are more likely to survive because of their attractiveness and also good genes, attractive traits being proxies for the later in many cases.

But in the UK and other places, these factors played a small role in unnatural selection. The UK largely escaped the worst wars of history, slavery was abolished early, and sodomy was extremely frowned upon to the point of being an executable offense.

Also, the UK has a lot of villages where populations have not changed much since the founding thousands of years ago. Inbreeding must take its toll even in London slums where families have lived in the same buildings and streets and bred largely with the people closest to hand for generations.

It takes about eight or nine generations for inbreeding to really reach dangerous levels, but even after two or three it can produce statistical bumps of such features as polydactyly (IIRC, it's a dominant gene, not recessive).

I think the British have simply not been breeding for looks. They care more about social status and money, and despite "British liberties", they don't have a very mobile society except for colonizers and sailors.

They haven't had the revolutions or wars that mix populations on local and national scales. Most immigrants never stray far from London or at the limit, Birmingham or Liverpool. The biggest influx is from Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and they have limited insular gene pools with problems of their own.

White skin, as Mark Twain observed, is prone to many kinds of blemish while brown skin is better protected against sun, weather, insects, parasites, and blemishes such as freckles, liver spots, cancer, moles, etc.
 
2013-11-26 11:42:53 AM  
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2013-11-26 11:42:59 AM  

Devil's Advocaat: Bungles: There's also the tendency for UK soaps, TV drama and film to skew far more to the "gritty reality" side than the US "Everyone is a model!" side, meaning that the "fame pool" is self selecting for less, ummmm, photogenic specimens.

I mean, compare Olivia Coleman to Jessica Lange, two women who play not entirely different types of roles.

Certainly British soap operas are grittier and less aspiration that their American counterparts. But I don't think British drama is any more grittier than American drama, which is in the middle of a golden age right now ( in part due to an influx of genuine overseas talent ). So Damian Lewis, Michael Sheen, Hugh Laurie and Andrew Lincoln might not have the pretty boy model looks of James Marsden or Tom Welling, but their not chopped liver either.


All 4 of those people, if American, would be considered "character actors" rather than "leading men",
 
2013-11-26 11:43:25 AM  
I worked in a British pub one summer.  It was a non stop parade of ugly.  I had an awesome time, most of the people were really nice, but not a lot of self respect once the beer started flowing.  They didn't tip a pence, either.  Anyway, one afternoon this totally hot chic walks in.  Turns out she was from the U.S.
 
2013-11-26 11:43:30 AM  

Bungles: wichitaleaf: All the good looking folks came to America and all the criminals immigrated to Australia.
Pretty simple. Geez.

No, all the religious nuts went to America.


Considering this, it's funny how similar in outlook America and Australia ended up.
 
2013-11-26 11:44:09 AM  

catsfish: Britain isn't a country, btw.


came here to say this
surprised it was so far down the thread!
 
2013-11-26 11:44:32 AM  
Oh yeah, hideous.
 
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