Men's Standards Of Beauty Around The World. What do you think makes a man beautiful?

  • metta

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    Apr 14, 2015 7:04 AM GMT
    Men's Standards Of Beauty Around The World



  • secondstartot...

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    Apr 14, 2015 9:34 AM GMT
    metta8 saidMen's Standards Of Beauty Around The World





    the most ridiculously good looking guys Ive seen all in one video
    wow
    I'll start with the south African the Nigerian and the Turkish ....work my way through the rest who to finish with ...oh decisions !!!

  • Apr 14, 2015 5:54 PM GMT
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  • Buddha

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    Apr 14, 2015 6:17 PM GMT
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    It's funny about the mixed race-thing because even when I was about 20-years-old, a straight friend and I both agreed that people of mixed race were usually most attractive. Didn't know that was a consensual thing, interesting to know.
  • HottJoe

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    Apr 14, 2015 6:58 PM GMT
    The moral of the story: In the future, everyone will look the same and listen to K-POP.
  • bro4bro

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    Apr 14, 2015 7:36 PM GMT
    The basic standard of male beauty hasn't changed since ancient times.

    I think it has something to do with nice pecs and a sixpack...
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  • HottJoe

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    Apr 14, 2015 7:42 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidThe basic standard of male beauty hasn't changed since ancient times.

    I think it has something to do with nice pecs and a sixpack...
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    Well, they weren't exactly size queens back then.icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 14, 2015 11:51 PM GMT
    I read somewhere once that the ancient Greeks associated large penises with unattractiveness and not the ideal for male beauty.
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    Apr 15, 2015 1:25 AM GMT
    Hmmmm a beautiful heart, gorgeous looking eyes and amazing butt. Not much to it lol but seriously, I once wanted to become a cosmetic surgeon cause I found the harmony of the averaged faces amazing. Beauty is just harmony. Mixed individuals are generally thought to be attractive becuase the more liekely probability of the genes being passed to gather these desired traits. The marquant mask and golden ratio generally hold true for a classic type of beauty. However currently, it appears society is a little more leanient on this.
  • bro4bro

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    Apr 15, 2015 3:19 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidI read somewhere once that the ancient Greeks associated large penises with unattractiveness and not the ideal for male beauty.


    I just assumed they went swimming a lot.

    And then there's this...
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    Apr 15, 2015 4:11 AM GMT
    The South African and Nigerian guys were gorgeous, and then I had to stop watching because the music was driving me crazy.

    Also, the video was doing a pretty shitty job explaining the nuances of how cultures perceive male beauty differently. It frequently became focused on subjects beyond the stated task.
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    Apr 15, 2015 7:54 AM GMT
    "Western body ideals are being increasingly accepted by black and mixed race men"

    Lol wtf? The "western body ideal" for both men and women is most commonly found on black people.

    BuzzFeed videos are the absolute worst.
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    Apr 15, 2015 8:38 AM GMT
    Buddha said71k66p0ks2L._SX425SX425_SY263_CR,0,0,425

    It's funny about the mixed race-thing because even when I was about 20-years-old, a straight friend and I both agreed that people of mixed race were usually most attractive. Didn't know that was a consensual thing, interesting to know.


    That's something the PC media tries to feed everyone, it's not a consensual thing. Something along the lines of mixed race people being 'exotic' and rare when actually everybody is mixed race these days, and there are entire countries full of White/Asian mixes (eg. all the countries between Russia and China), Black/White mixes (eg. the Caribbean, Brazil and so many other areas of the world), White/Native American (South America), etc.

    Loads of White/Asian actors go to Asia for work because in the US, they are instantly typecast in limited Asian roles because they just look Asian. The truth is most mixed race people take after their ethnic parent to the point that you don't even realize that they are mixed. Example: Halle Berry looks like many other light-skinned black women with two black parents. Beyonce and Tyra Banks are 100% African-American and look more 'mixed' than her.
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    Apr 15, 2015 10:13 AM GMT
    I like Brazil, Australia and the Filipino guy in the video. I met Aussie guy in person, his name is Steven Dehler, a gogo boy in WeHo/Abbey. I guess I don't find beard or furry men attractive (not a bear chaser or cub) Lol , I tend to like cute, tan, lean, tall swimmer look. Not necessary super macho or have a six-pack but you know, looking great, healthy! but yeah, different folks prefer different strokes!
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Apr 15, 2015 11:16 AM GMT
    Seen better on TumbIr
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    Apr 15, 2015 4:23 PM GMT
    krisskross said
    Buddha said71k66p0ks2L._SX425SX425_SY263_CR,0,0,425

    It's funny about the mixed race-thing because even when I was about 20-years-old, a straight friend and I both agreed that people of mixed race were usually most attractive. Didn't know that was a consensual thing, interesting to know.


    That's something the PC media tries to feed everyone, it's not a consensual thing. Something along the lines of mixed race people being 'exotic' and rare when actually everybody is mixed race these days, and there are entire countries full of White/Asian mixes (eg. all the countries between Russia and China), Black/White mixes (eg. the Caribbean, Brazil and so many other areas of the world), White/Native American (South America), etc.

    Loads of White/Asian actors go to Asia for work because in the US, they are instantly typecast in limited Asian roles because they just look Asian. The truth is most mixed race people take after their ethnic parent to the point that you don't even realize that they are mixed. Example: Halle Berry looks like many other light-skinned black women with two black parents. Beyonce and Tyra Banks are 100% African-American and look more 'mixed' than her.


    This isn't true. Your logic is very American Oriented.

    In America, we treat the White race as exclusive and minority races as exclusive, so in most cases if a person is even remotely black looking, they are considered black. When is reality if they were to go to other countries they would likely be considered White or Mixed Race. This effect is a result of the One-Drop rule.
    Contrastingly, Hispanic countries in the new world, had the opposite of this, if you were "one-drop" Spanish you were considered White. which is why many people in The Dominican Republic consider themselves White when the populations admixture is a majority African.

    Great examples of this include Mariah Carey, who is often though of as a Black star, when she is 50/50 mulatto and looks predominately european. Halle Berry, like you mentioned, is actually a great example too. You say she looks like a "light skin black woman". Well I hate to break it to you, but there is NO SUCH THING. This "light-skin" logic only exists in America where we group mixed races individuals with Blacks. "Light skin" in european countries is correctly stated "Mixed-Race". There are NO light skin West Africans, where US Slaves originated from. Halle Berry does NOT look predominately black, she looks very mixed. Most of her features are White, yet her skin is somewhat dark. You just see her as Black because that is the norm wherever your from. In Europe she'd be mixed race, and in the Caribbean she would be WHITE.
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    Apr 15, 2015 4:26 PM GMT
    I know this has very little to do with the discussion, but I like the fact that the video was in 4k.

    I'm sure all of these guys are professional male models. The one thing missing for me was the lack of age diversity.
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    Apr 15, 2015 4:45 PM GMT
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    krisskross said
    Buddha said71k66p0ks2L._SX425SX425_SY263_CR,0,0,425

    It's funny about the mixed race-thing because even when I was about 20-years-old, a straight friend and I both agreed that people of mixed race were usually most attractive. Didn't know that was a consensual thing, interesting to know.


    That's something the PC media tries to feed everyone, it's not a consensual thing. Something along the lines of mixed race people being 'exotic' and rare when actually everybody is mixed race these days, and there are entire countries full of White/Asian mixes (eg. all the countries between Russia and China), Black/White mixes (eg. the Caribbean, Brazil and so many other areas of the world), White/Native American (South America), etc.

    Loads of White/Asian actors go to Asia for work because in the US, they are instantly typecast in limited Asian roles because they just look Asian. The truth is most mixed race people take after their ethnic parent to the point that you don't even realize that they are mixed. Example: Halle Berry looks like many other light-skinned black women with two black parents. Beyonce and Tyra Banks are 100% African-American and look more 'mixed' than her.


    This isn't true. Your logic is very American Oriented.

    In America, we treat the White race as exclusive and minority races as exclusive, so in most cases if a person is even remotely black looking, they are considered black. When is reality if they were to go to other countries they would likely be considered White or Mixed Race. This effect is a result of the One-Drop rule.
    Contrastingly, Hispanic countries in the new world, had the opposite of this, if you were "one-drop" Spanish you were considered White. which is why many people in The Dominican Republic consider themselves White when the populations admixture is a majority African.

    Great examples of this include Mariah Carey, who is often though of as a Black star, when she is 50/50 mulatto and looks predominately european. Halle Berry, like you mentioned, is actually a great example too. You say she looks like a "light skin black woman". Well I hate to break it to you, but there is NO SUCH THING. This "light-skin" logic only exists in America where we group mixed races individuals with Blacks. "Light skin" in european countries is correctly stated "Mixed-Race". There are NO light skin West Africans, where US Slaves originated from. Halle Berry does NOT look predominately black, she looks very mixed. Most of her features are White, yet her skin is somewhat dark. You just see her as Black because that is the norm wherever your from. In Europe she'd be mixed race, and in the Caribbean she would be WHITE.


    Respectfully, there are some major flaws in both of your arguments. Here are a few points to remember:

    1. There is no such thing as Race. These variances you speak of are primarily superficial, i.e., skin color, facial features, etc. When you consider other genetic characteristics such as blood type, height, etc. any talk of racial types becomes meaningless.

    2. Most people are "mixed". Most African Americans are approx. 80 percent African.. Based on this all Americans would be consider "White" in some countries.

    3. Technically, everyone is African since that's where our ancestors originated. The decedents of our original "African" ancestors are all genetic mutations. I suppose in a way we are all mutants. :-)

    4. Two tall, slim, basketball players, one white and one black, have more in common genetically than the white player would with a short white fat guy.

    Basically, if you look past the surface, we aren't that different from on another. It all depends on what we focus on. In most cases it's seems to be skin color.

    Again, this meaningless social construct we call "Race" doesn't exist. But it seems we are all hell-bent on separating ourselves from one another...
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    blkbodybdr said
    IM90046 said
    krisskross said
    Buddha said71k66p0ks2L._SX425SX425_SY263_CR,0,0,425

    It's funny about the mixed race-thing because even when I was about 20-years-old, a straight friend and I both agreed that people of mixed race were usually most attractive. Didn't know that was a consensual thing, interesting to know.


    That's something the PC media tries to feed everyone, it's not a consensual thing. Something along the lines of mixed race people being 'exotic' and rare when actually everybody is mixed race these days, and there are entire countries full of White/Asian mixes (eg. all the countries between Russia and China), Black/White mixes (eg. the Caribbean, Brazil and so many other areas of the world), White/Native American (South America), etc.

    Loads of White/Asian actors go to Asia for work because in the US, they are instantly typecast in limited Asian roles because they just look Asian. The truth is most mixed race people take after their ethnic parent to the point that you don't even realize that they are mixed. Example: Halle Berry looks like many other light-skinned black women with two black parents. Beyonce and Tyra Banks are 100% African-American and look more 'mixed' than her.


    This isn't true. Your logic is very American Oriented.

    In America, we treat the White race as exclusive and minority races as exclusive, so in most cases if a person is even remotely black looking, they are considered black. When is reality if they were to go to other countries they would likely be considered White or Mixed Race. This effect is a result of the One-Drop rule.
    Contrastingly, Hispanic countries in the new world, had the opposite of this, if you were "one-drop" Spanish you were considered White. which is why many people in The Dominican Republic consider themselves White when the populations admixture is a majority African.

    Great examples of this include Mariah Carey, who is often though of as a Black star, when she is 50/50 mulatto and looks predominately european. Halle Berry, like you mentioned, is actually a great example too. You say she looks like a "light skin black woman". Well I hate to break it to you, but there is NO SUCH THING. This "light-skin" logic only exists in America where we group mixed races individuals with Blacks. "Light skin" in european countries is correctly stated "Mixed-Race". There are NO light skin West Africans, where US Slaves originated from. Halle Berry does NOT look predominately black, she looks very mixed. Most of her features are White, yet her skin is somewhat dark. You just see her as Black because that is the norm wherever your from. In Europe she'd be mixed race, and in the Caribbean she would be WHITE.


    Respectfully, there are some major flaws in both of your arguments. Here are a few points to remember:

    1. There is no such thing as Race. These variances you speak of are primarily superficial, i.e., skin color, facial features, etc. When you consider other genetic characteristics such as blood type, height, etc. any talk of racial types becomes meaningless.

    2. Most people are "mixed". Most African Americans are approx. 80 percent African.. Based on this all Americans would be consider "White" in some countries.

    3. Technically, everyone is African since that's where our ancestors originated. The decedents of our original "African" ancestors are all genetic mutations. I suppose in a way we are all mutants. :-)

    4. Two tall, slim, basketball players, one white and one black, have more in common genetically than the white player would with a short white fat guy.

    Basically, if you look past the surface, we aren't that different from on another. It all depends on what we focus on. In most cases it's seems to be skin color.

    Again, this meaningless social construct we call "Race" doesn't exist. But it seems we are all hell-bent on separating ourselves from one another...


    1. Yes Race does not physically exist, but it does exist in societal structure, and it is a concept that is a big factor in all of our lives so it would be silly to just invalidate all arguments about race simply because it is a social construct.
    in other words: Race DOES exist because humans created it, it is not a product of mother nature.

    2.When I use the term "Mixed Race" I mean having two parents that identify with different races. Yes most American Blacks have white admixture, but there is a difference between a Mulatto and an Afram. It really bother's me when predominately black gay men use this argument to validate their use of mixed race on Grindr etc.. it really weakens the meaning of mixed race in today's definition. but that besides the point icon_confused.gif

    3. Yes we all originated from Africa, but again, using this to argue that we are all the same would be ignorant to the truth.

    4. This may be true, but it's besides the point that they are two different races and society is going to view them two different ways regardless of if they're 99.9999% the same.

    Basically, if you look pass the surface we aren't that different from one another. True.

    Yet we humans have successfully created race, yes it doesn't exist in our genes, but it does exist in society, you'd have to be lying to yourself to argue otherwise. Race is a social construct.
  • HottJoe

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    Apr 16, 2015 6:26 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidI read somewhere once that the ancient Greeks associated large penises with unattractiveness and not the ideal for male beauty.

    And that's why they're the ancient Greeks and not the Greeks!
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 16, 2015 7:01 PM GMT
    Study found that most Millennials found mixed-race faces more attractive than 'pure' white or black faces?

    (blushes)

    I do think there's something to mixing the races though, from a genetic standpoint. I feel it "normalizes" the sharp physical (phenotypical) anomalies of each 'pure' race. Plus I never have to tan and look summer-bronzed in the middle of winter. But ultimately I love all races and mixes--hot is hot. icon_cool.gif

    My b/f is currently starting to 'sun' on the balcony. I keep saying he should get that mystic spray tan, but he's too insecure to do that. So now he'll have an increased skin cancer risk the rest of his life icon_rolleyes.gif

  • HottJoe

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    Apr 16, 2015 7:16 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidStudy found that most Millennials found mixed-race faces more attractive than 'pure' white or black faces?

    (blushes)

    I do think there's something to mixing the races though, from a genetic standpoint. I feel it "normalizes" the sharp physical (phenotypical) anomalies of each 'pure' race. Plus I never have to tan and look summer-bronzed in the middle of winter. But ultimately I love all races and mixes--hot is hot. icon_cool.gif

    My b/f is currently starting to 'sun' on the balcony. I keep saying he should get that mystic spray tan, but he's too insecure to do that. So now he'll have an increased skin cancer risk the rest of his life icon_rolleyes.gif


    I just heard on NPR that the oldest millenials are 37, born in 1977, which makes me a millenial.... I always thought you had to born in the 90s to be a millenial. Hell, I haven't lived in my parents' basement in years.icon_eek.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 16, 2015 7:21 PM GMT
    ^^basement or not, you ARE a Millennial my friend. Welcome aboard. icon_cool.gif
  • Eli_jah

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    Apr 16, 2015 7:27 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Svnw688 saidStudy found that most Millennials found mixed-race faces more attractive than 'pure' white or black faces?

    (blushes)

    I do think there's something to mixing the races though, from a genetic standpoint. I feel it "normalizes" the sharp physical (phenotypical) anomalies of each 'pure' race. Plus I never have to tan and look summer-bronzed in the middle of winter. But ultimately I love all races and mixes--hot is hot. icon_cool.gif

    My b/f is currently starting to 'sun' on the balcony. I keep saying he should get that mystic spray tan, but he's too insecure to do that. So now he'll have an increased skin cancer risk the rest of his life icon_rolleyes.gif


    I just heard on NPR that the oldest millenials are 37, born in 1977, which makes me a millenial.... I always thought you had to born in the 90s to be a millenial. Hell, I haven't lived in my parents' basement in years.icon_eek.gif


    I always thought millenials covered anyone born between 1980 and 2001. But who knows, it's basically anyone who "came of age" around the turn of the century.
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 16, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
    He's "on the cusp" however you litigate it, but from what I've seen of HottJoe's posting he is ideologically 100% Millennial. I see no "gen x" thinking in his posting.