Dating and Relationship Advice – 10 Countries That Have Very Different Concepts of Male Beauty

 These days, men go to great lengths in order to attract female attention and attain the status of the most desirable and charming individual. To reach these goals, they resort to the most unexpected means, and even make considerable sacrifices. The high expectations of the fairer sex must be met, no matter what. But, oddly enough — those expectations themselves vary from country to country!

Today, phicklephilly invites you to visit 10 places around the world that have very different ideals of male beauty. What attracts women in one society, may very well repulse them in another!


The internationally recognized image of a handsome Brazilian man involves dark hair, brown eyes, and a beautiful suntan. However, women who actually reside in this tropical country seem to go for guys with light eyes and fair curls. Those who possess these features are guaranteed their fair share of female attention. At the same time, the appeal of the famous Brazilian suntan is not to be underestimated. Not to mention ’six-pack’ abs — impressive muscles are always a plus!


To find guys, who completely match the Indian ideals of handsomeness — look no further than Bollywood movies! In this country, if a young man wants to be popular with the opposite sex, he needs to be fit and moderately muscular. Also, to get as close as possible to the image of a true Indian macho, you need to apply styling gel every day, get waxed regularly, grow a small stubble, and — most importantly — use skin-lightening creams.


In Italy, the title of a handsome and universally charming man can be awarded to anyone who takes good care of his appearance. It’s a society, where natural beauty is much less important than the ability to look cool. An Italian guy is always fresh and stylishly dressed. He isn’t afraid of bright-colored clothes and jewelry. Also, he is prepared to use female beauty tricks, like plucking eyebrows, manicures, and even cosmetic procedures and injections. Italian machos often have a light stubble, or short beards, but — their facial hair always looks very neat and tidy.

United Kingdom

The shores of Great Britain are not exactly spoiled by sunny weather. That’s why UK residents have naturally fair skin. But, unlike in India, English men don’t find this feature to be helpful in attracting the opposite sex. Actually, they often try to remedy this ’drawback’ by using self-tanning products. To please the ladies, UK machos either opt for a clean-shaven look, or, as is increasingly popular these days, grow a short stubble. They try not to gain extra pounds, yet steer clear of excessive muscle-building workouts. Also, it’s not uncommon for modern British guys to have tattoos — these body decorations never fail to impress the local girls.


You probably think that, in Greece, men don’t need to apply any effort at all to keep the girls mesmerized. After all, most of the guys over there really are as handsome as ancient statues, or the gods that they depict. Dark (or mildly silver-streaked) hair, deep gaze, manly facial features, slim and tanned body, and, lest we forget, the famous Greek profile — what a winning combination! It’s as if the deities of Mount Olympus really were involved in shaping the standards of male beauty in this part of the world. But, if so, they forgot one important detail: the height. Any Greek man taller than 5’5″ can safely be considered a giant. No wonder the local ladies would single out a guy like that from of a crowd of shorter peers.


These days, charming and sporty types are losing their appeal with American women. They’re being replaced by broad-shouldered men with a burly physique. There’s even a special term to describe these lady-magnets: ’lumbersexuals.’ We’re talking about a strong, fair-skinned guy with attractively bulging muscles, and — this is very important — a beard. The dress code should steer clear of elegant suits, in favor of jeans, rough boots, and flannel shirts. If all these criteria are met — the US girls will stand no chance!


The Swedish concept of masculine beauty has lately undergone certain transformations. Today, it’s not just the brutal Viking types who are popular with the ladies, but also young men with, sometimes, extremely slender physiques, and a hint of sadness in their eyes. As for the perennial signs of a true Swedish hunk — they include tallness, pale skin, light eyes, blonde hair, and cheekbones so sharp, you could cut yourself on them.


To a Turkish woman, an ideal Turkish man must possess courage and strength, together with a lyrical disposition. This is probably why the actors, who play romantic heroes in the local melodramas and soap operas, enjoy unprecedented female attention. In Turkey, to be considered handsome, a guy has to be extremely well-groomed and pay close attention to hair styling. At the same time, to really please the ladies, the hair on their chest needs to be mercilessly removed. Last but not least — Turkish women are known to admire men whose looks combine traditional ethnic features and light-colored eyes.

South Korea

If you’ve ever watched a South Korean TV series, or witnessed K-pop idol performances, then — you must already know that the concept of male beauty in this Asian state differs radically from most other countries. Over here, there’s no rough, brutal male beauty. You won’t see any guys sporting huge muscles, thick beards, or even a light stubble. Instead, the super-trendy masculine features include smooth skin; fashionably cut (and, often, brightly dyed) hair; slender, sometimes even fragile, physiques. To please the ladies, local men even resort to plastic surgery. Also, South Korean heart-throbs are intimately familiar with lip gloss and eye shadows. And, finally, in this country, men are very particular about their wardrobe, paying serious money for items from famous brands.


Despite the fact that Korean and Australian men look very different — they both take great care of their appearance. Come to think of it, the latter can actually teach the former a thing or two. The male inhabitants of the Green Continent are always ready to invest time and money in attaining a trendy image. But, after all — their girlfriends and wives expect nothing less. Australian guys visit cosmetologist, hang out in gyms trying to achieve the perfect muscles, and even undergo plastic surgeries to change the shape of their nose and ears. The results are worth the trouble: men from Down Under are considered to be among the sexiest in the world.

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Tales of Rock – Elvis Presley Liked Schoolgirls, Pajama Parties … and Dudes

Elvis Presley is considered the first true rock star, and as such he got the combined amount of rock star pussy accumulated over thousands of years of human civilization. The way the man shook his hips made ripples in the fabric of reality that are still causing spontaneous female orgasms to this day.

His deep voice, jet black hair, and aforementioned hips turned Elvis into an immortal sex icon — men wanted to be him, women wanted to do him, and hound dogs wanted to kick his ass for dissing them (you can’t win them all).

What He Was Really Like:

Elvis sure loved the ladies, but he had one very specific type: They had to be young (like, school age), and if they looked like his mom, even better.

Elvis used to creep out his friends with his obsession with young girls. In fact, his wife, Priscilla, was introduced to him when she was 14 and he was 24, and according to people who were present that day, the relationship became physical right away. The fact that Elvis was grieving his mother at the time and that Priscilla sorta looked like her makes it even creepier. There are also pictures of Elvis groping a clearly uncomfortable 17-year-old Kay Wheeler, the president of his fan club, who later said, “He should have been under arrest.”

But the man also had a tender side. When he wasn’t trying to touch their boobs, Elvis liked to throw pajama parties with teenage girls where he would start pillow fights and teach them to style their hair and put on mascara. Elvis was pretty insecure despite being, well, Elvis, so he preferred younger girls because they didn’t seem as threatening to him. He was perfectly capable of seducing older women, though … and dudes, apparently. Or at least one particular dude. According to Elvis’ stepmother, Elvis had a long affair with his good friend Nick Adams, whom he met while shooting his movie Love Me Tender in 1956.

One Elvis biographer claims that the King’s manager, Colonel Parker, knew about the affair and used it as a way to control Elvis. If he really wanted to ruin the guy, though, Parker could have just revealed that his trademark black hair was actually dyed, because Elvis was a natural blonde.


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