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    Quote Originally Posted by fever
    i'm a heterosexual female, and i've noticed that there seems to be a disproportionate number of more attractive females than males in my local area.

    btw... i live in the central/southern part of the US.
    For some reason the girls tend to be better looking off in the central southern parts in general. Girls where I am staying tend to all be average to super slutty. For some reason most girls seem to only fit into one of those categories [could be because I live around a University campus and have a good idea of what goes on in the area].

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    this is a strange poll

    I love boobs

    women are more attentive to their appearance than males

    I therefore vote the 3rd option
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    Every male is going to vote option 1) because:

    1)Every male thinks he's more attractive than all the other males
    2)Most males are eterosexual (I think, at least ) and therfore prone to underestimating the attractivness of same-sex people
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    I live in a college town and the college has more women than men, therefore the town has more attractive young women than men in general it seems like.
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    where I live and work people are mostly plastic. Lots of surgery here. Heck, my floral designer at work bought her 18 year old daughter a boob job as a graduation present. There's alot of that sort of thing in Scottsdale. The rest of phoenix is more normal though I guess. Although there's alot of tweaker types... Badly kept anorexic girls. That could just be what I see though since those are the circles I tend to run in. I couldn't tell you about the meatmarket clubs and bars since I stay away from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Mom
    I live in a college town and the college has more women than men, therefore the town has more attractive young women than men in general it seems like.
    pss. she said the ratio :wink:
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    Yeah I guess I haven't really thought about it that much. There are a lot of attractive young women here, but then there are a lot of attractive young men. That's what happens when you have a college in town. I haven't done any surveys and I don't particularly care what the ratio is.
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    Pretty girls and ugly guys could almost be Estonia's trademark. I'm not kidding. People even write articles about it. It also seems to be a rather general joke around here. (lol, from what I hear, it's vice versa in Finland.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicgoat
    where I live and work people are mostly plastic. Lots of surgery here. Heck, my floral designer at work bought her 18 year old daughter a boob job as a graduation present.
    Nothing says "I love you just the way you are" more than making your kid undergo invasive surgery in order to look good. Stupid cow.[/Fi]

    My home town has a University too, lots of programmers and engineers. Geek (and dork) central. They're very authentic and friendly, and it's nice and quiet at night because they're all indoors tweaking their wireless LANs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schrödinger's cat
    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicgoat
    where I live and work people are mostly plastic. Lots of surgery here. Heck, my floral designer at work bought her 18 year old daughter a boob job as a graduation present.
    Nothing says "I love you just the way you are" more than making your kid undergo invasive surgery in order to look good. Stupid cow.[/Fi]
    Especially since the girl was freakin hot before that (forgive the creepiness of a 33 year old calling a 18 year old frekin hot) anyways now she's all disproportioned. IMO she's kinda gross now, they went way to big. Anyways she likes them, and Mom raves about them... sick fucks

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    With me being bisexual, I can assure you that it's about the same, at least in this area. This is inside and outside school too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristiina
    Pretty girls and ugly guys could almost be Estonia's trademark. I'm not kidding. People even write articles about it. It also seems to be a rather general joke around here. (lol, from what I hear, it's vice versa in Finland.)
    So therefore there would be a fair amount of good looking INFp guys in Finland!!!1 Right!!11/?!??!?!?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Herzy
    Quote Originally Posted by Kristiina
    Pretty girls and ugly guys could almost be Estonia's trademark. I'm not kidding. People even write articles about it. It also seems to be a rather general joke around here. (lol, from what I hear, it's vice versa in Finland.)
    So therefore there would be a fair amount of good looking INFp guys in Finland!!!1 Right!!11/?!??!?!?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristiina
    Pretty girls and ugly guys could almost be Estonia's trademark. I'm not kidding. People even write articles about it. It also seems to be a rather general joke around here. (lol, from what I hear, it's vice versa in Finland.)
    I think in Russia and eastern European countries like Slovakia etc it is the same. The women are gorgeous but the guys are pretty plain. I think the culture there does it. Men are not pressured to look good but women are. I have been in Estonia couple of times and I can say Estonian women are very pretty.

    However I'm not sure if it is vice versa in Finland. I think Finnish people are average looking. Of course some people like the Scandinavian looks in general but imho Finnish people are not too much into aesthetics and looking good. Except perhaps those living in big cities. But if you want to find lots of really good looking guys go to Sweden. Swedish guys are all gay, carry handbags and wear makeup though so heterosexual women are out of luck with them. But they are pretty.

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    Well XoX it sounds to me like on Aristocratic vs. Democratic you swing toward Aristocratic. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristiina
    Pretty girls and ugly guys could almost be Estonia's trademark. I'm not kidding. People even write articles about it. It also seems to be a rather general joke around here. (lol, from what I hear, it's vice versa in Finland.)
    Very polite of you.
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    Human hair and eye color is unusually diverse in northern and eastern Europe. The many alleles involved (at least seven for hair color) and their independent origin over a short span of evolutionary time indicate some kind of selection. Sexual selection is particularly indicated because it is known to favor color traits and color polymorphisms. In addition, hair and eye color is most diverse in what used to be, when first peopled by hunter-gatherers, a unique ecozone of low-latitude continental tundra. This type of environment skews the operational sex ratio (OSR) of hunter-gatherers toward a male shortage in two ways: (1) men have to hunt highly mobile and spatially concentrated herbivores over longer distances, with no alternate food sources in case of failure, the result being more deaths among young men; (2) women have fewer opportunities for food gathering and thus require more male provisioning, the result being less polygyny. These two factors combine to leave more women than men unmated at any one time. Such an OSR imbalance would have increased the pressures of sexual selection on early European women, one possible outcome being an unusual complex of color traits: hair- and eye-color diversity and, possibly, extreme skin depigmentation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicgoat
    where I live and work people are mostly plastic. Lots of surgery here. Heck, my floral designer at work bought her 18 year old daughter a boob job as a graduation present. There's alot of that sort of thing in Scottsdale. The rest of phoenix is more normal though I guess. Although there's alot of tweaker types... Badly kept anorexic girls. That could just be what I see though since those are the circles I tend to run in. I couldn't tell you about the meatmarket clubs and bars since I stay away from them.
    hahahaha, no shit...I lived in Chandler, AZ for 4 years before moving to Oregon, i know EXACTLY what you mean about Scottsdale. Chandler was like the cheaper version of scottsdale though... It was kinda funny at Intel down there, all the guys work for nice cars, and all the women work for Boobs.

    As for the club and bar scene there...I couldn't imagine a place where people are any more fake than in scottsdale. Pretty much everyone is in "real estate" or they just got rich off their parents. The sad part, is when the people that can't even afford to buy a drink in any of those bars go there and still think that just because someone is buying them drinks they're better than everyone else just because they are in "scottsdale"...lol I grew very sick of that place when i used to go down there a lot, I ended up hanging out on Mill Ave most of my weekends there. College kids were more fun anyway...lol

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    I live on a college campus, and while the ratio between attractive males and females is about the same, what's more interesting is the ratio between attractive people and unattractive people. Just walking around campus are you hard-pressed to find any unattractive people. You'd swear you're on a teen drama walking around campus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cracka
    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicgoat
    where I live and work people are mostly plastic. Lots of surgery here. Heck, my floral designer at work bought her 18 year old daughter a boob job as a graduation present. There's alot of that sort of thing in Scottsdale. The rest of phoenix is more normal though I guess. Although there's alot of tweaker types... Badly kept anorexic girls. That could just be what I see though since those are the circles I tend to run in. I couldn't tell you about the meatmarket clubs and bars since I stay away from them.
    hahahaha, no shit...I lived in Chandler, AZ for 4 years before moving to Oregon, i know EXACTLY what you mean about Scottsdale. Chandler was like the cheaper version of scottsdale though... It was kinda funny at Intel down there, all the guys work for nice cars, and all the women work for Boobs.

    As for the club and bar scene there...I couldn't imagine a place where people are any more fake than in scottsdale. Pretty much everyone is in "real estate" or they just got rich off their parents. The sad part, is when the people that can't even afford to buy a drink in any of those bars go there and still think that just because someone is buying them drinks they're better than everyone else just because they are in "scottsdale"...lol I grew very sick of that place when i used to go down there a lot, I ended up hanging out on Mill Ave most of my weekends there. College kids were more fun anyway...lol
    you'll think I'm sick probably but my favorite part of town is Sunnyslope.... the white ghetto lol. it's full of burnt out white people, lots of junkie types and stuff. pawn shops and 7-11s and check cashing places. all the good ghetto industries. I've always felt very safe there. I don't think I could actually live there though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone
    I live on a college campus, and while the ratio between attractive males and females is about the same, what's more interesting is the ratio between attractive people and unattractive people. Just walking around campus are you hard-pressed to find any unattractive people. You'd swear you're on a teen drama walking around campus.
    Same. I don't understand it. I have my theories, though... and yes, it does involve faux-leather, bottled water, and double-stick tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby
    Quote Originally Posted by Cone
    I live on a college campus, and while the ratio between attractive males and females is about the same, what's more interesting is the ratio between attractive people and unattractive people. Just walking around campus are you hard-pressed to find any unattractive people. You'd swear you're on a teen drama walking around campus.
    Same. I don't understand it. I have my theories, though... and yes, it does involve faux-leather, bottled water, and double-stick tape.
    Lol... I live in a university city with about 100'000 people, so it's almost like campus. I would say that the opposite applies - Tartu is known for second-hand stores and "original" styles. You can see people walking down the street with 20 years-old handbags and someone comments, "wow, I wonder where she found that! I love it! Can't find cool things in regular stores!". It's a dream come true for an PoLR. Even if you wear a bad combination, people think you're just trying out a new style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Mom
    Well XoX it sounds to me like on Aristocratic vs. Democratic you swing toward Aristocratic. LOL
    Nah. I would have to be serious about that in order to be aristocratic But well good reminder in the sense that I already forgot about the dichotomies. And I just have to be democratic now that I'm INTp

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    The high school that I went to apparently had all the attractive girls, while our rival school had all the attractive guys... I also remember that their football team was a lot better than ours, while we had really good cheerleaders.
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    Florida, blonde chicks, so I put the first one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    Every male is going to vote option 1) because:

    1)Every male thinks he's more attractive than all the other males
    2)Most males are eterosexual (I think, at least ) and therfore prone to underestimating the attractivness of same-sex people
    You have a point.

    I honestly have difficulty judging males' attractiveness for women. For instance, I never understood how so many women can find Leo diCaprio attractive, when IMO he looks like a 13-year old lesbian, as Camille Paglia once said.

    But anyway -- in my present "local" area, I have to say that there are probably as many attractive as unattractive people of both genders.
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    In the town in Northern Europe where I live the woman is often more attractive than the man in a couple. In a town 300 km from here that I know well it's the opposite. So I would go easy on the generalisations.
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    in north america i'm hypothesizing that women way more often take the cake...

    i think this is simply explained by the fact that the vast majority of men in North America are "fashionably challenged" and take some kind of weird masculine working-class-type pride in it... if you look at areas in europe where its fashionable for men to be fashionable you'll notice the difference surely....
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    Quote Originally Posted by misutii
    in north america i'm hypothesizing that women way more often take the cake...

    i think this is simply explained by the fact that the vast majority of men in North America are "fashionably challenged" and take some kind of weird masculine working-class-type pride in it... if you look at areas in europe where its fashionable for men to be fashionable you'll notice the difference surely....
    True, on my most recent trip to Europe I was surprised by this.

    In England everyone looked very stylish, they also had the most amazing haircuts...
    In France I thought the guys looked stylish, but the girls looked mostly plain.
    Germany... cant really remember.
    Switzerland kind of had their own thing going on...

    When I went back to America I noticed how sloppy the guy's styles looked in comparison to the European ones.
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    Brazil has the hottest women Ive ever seen anywhere! England has the homliest, if you dont count the foreigners. Sorry luvs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz
    Brazil has the hottest women Ive ever seen anywhere! England has the homliest, if you dont count the foreigners. Sorry luvs.
    Homely woman with the most perfect hair. :wink:

    Pure bred British people all look very similar in my opinion; you can always tell them apart from the others. I think it must be from all the interbreeding over thousands of years (being an island and all). The town my mother grew up in was quite diverse. It was mostly made up of immigrants from various countries (her parents included).

    I personally think the most beautiful people are the ones of mixed ethnicities (I think a lot of Brazilians happen to be mixed).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall
    Pure bred British people all look very similar in my opinion; you can always tell them apart from the others. I think it must be from all the interbreeding over thousands of years (being an island and all).
    Do they not teach British history anymore?
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    Mmm? Did I get it wrong?
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    Just a little. The Brits haven't been isolated for thousands of years. The last few hundred years they have, but modern Brits actually have the blood of a pretty diverse group of people in them: Angles and Saxons (where the term "Anglo-Saxon" comes from), Frisians, Jutes who actually came to the British Isles from Germanic regions around the time of Ancient Rome. Celtic and Gallic people also migrated there and contributed to the culture and language. In addition to all this migrating in to the island, there was actually already an indigenous population living there.

    I only remember all this because some punkass British exchange kid at my school called Americans a "mongrel" society... what a loser.
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    ahaha... the sad thing is I actually did learn about that stuff a few years ago... It totally crossed my mind when writing the post.

    Still, I cant help but wonder what genetic phenomenon explains those characteristic British features? I’m still putting my money on interbreeding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall
    When I went back to America I noticed how sloppy the guy's styles looked in comparison to the European ones.
    Yeah. American people tend to dress really poorly most of the time. I think taht is because they are so focused on 'working', etc. Well also, we're so fat, that people just don't care, I think.

    There are some obvious exceptions, but... we're a fatass nation.



    There's a pretty wide selection in my school. Most people don't really give a damn about what they wear. I wear black khakis almost every day, and a decent shirt, and I'm one of the best dressed. It really isn't even a matter of effort, it's just choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall
    ahaha... the sad thing is I actually did learn about that stuff a few years ago... It totally crossed my mind when writing the post.

    Still, I cant help but wonder what genetic phenomenon explains those characteristic British features? I’m still putting my money on interbreeding.
    I think inbreeding was left mostly to the aristocracy and royals, at least early on. I know it was a big problem for the Hapsburgs though they weren't English.
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    I actually believe that men are in general better looking than females, though it isn't so visible because women cover over their natural appearance with makeup. It only makes sense to me, considering females are suppose to pick which male they'll accept, while the males have the challenge of interesting the female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall
    Quote Originally Posted by misutii
    in north america i'm hypothesizing that women way more often take the cake...

    i think this is simply explained by the fact that the vast majority of men in North America are "fashionably challenged" and take some kind of weird masculine working-class-type pride in it... if you look at areas in europe where its fashionable for men to be fashionable you'll notice the difference surely....
    True, on my most recent trip to Europe I was surprised by this.

    In England everyone looked very stylish, they also had the most amazing haircuts...
    In France I thought the guys looked stylish, but the girls looked mostly plain.
    Germany... cant really remember.
    Switzerland kind of had their own thing going on...

    When I went back to America I noticed how sloppy the guy's styles looked in comparison to the European ones.
    I think part of the issue is that Europeans aren't used to the cheap clothing we get in the U.S. thanks to foreign workhouses. Here, people tend to buy clothing made cheaply through foreign labor (usually South American or Asian), and wear it for a short time before throwing it out and restocking. Almost none of our clothing is American-manufactured. I can't find anything in my closet that wasn't made somewhere else.

    European clothing, for the most part, has remained a home-run industry based in Europe, and as a result costs more. Some of the larger companies (Levi's, Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Nike, etc.) are changing that, but people surprisingly don't eat those brands up the way they do here. When I followed a few of my European friends as they shopped, I was surprised how much attention they paid to the durability, the cut, etc. And all of this without any regard to brand or labels. These are things that most Americans don't usually consider when buying clothing.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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