Can you tell a RJ's nationality from his pictures?

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    Dec 15, 2007 7:17 PM GMT
    Looking at guys' profile pictures I think you can quite quickly spot the Italian and French men. The American college boys are also quickly identifiable. Maybe it has something to do with their smug grins and bulging biceps and silly tattoos.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 15, 2007 8:32 PM GMT
    Maybe that's why I thought you were American.


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    Dec 15, 2007 10:15 PM GMT
    To be honest, i usely recognise an American due to his pecs, Americans usely have `lower´ pecs then Europeans( would love to find out why)
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    Dec 15, 2007 11:46 PM GMT
    Funny, Redhead - you don't LOOK Lithouanian.
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    Dec 16, 2007 12:03 AM GMT
    "lower pecs" -- what does that mean?
  • thorn27

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    Dec 16, 2007 12:26 PM GMT
    lower pecs
    pecs that are longer lenghtwise from the shoulder down compared to the european, who tend to have shorter pecs
    as seen from the shoulder down

    another aspect would be the amount of sports played
    in school we dont have much if any of that here in europe compared to the u.s
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    Dec 16, 2007 2:42 PM GMT
    I think the americans clearly follow a stereotype of:

    * hot pictures
    * amazing locations
    * clever activities

    I think we tend to want our pictures to reflect a fantasy version of our lifestyles, emphasizing beauty and glamour.

    Profiles from other countries are a much less contived.

    Btw, I'm american, of course. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 16, 2007 3:58 PM GMT
    Evilgemini,

    Trust me. There is nothing amazing about my location. I wish there was, really. Contrive me something good about it, please!

    I do have myself a coupla those "silly tattoos," though. icon_razz.gif

    As for our level of detail regarding activities, etc., that's an interesting observation. I wonder, though: how much is due with the general American obsession with the internet? Think of FaceBook, MySpace, LiveJournal, etc. Hell, think of PerezHilton.com and celebrity blogging...generally American cultural phenomena. Maybe it's a cultural thing, and others, rather than leading less "clever" lives, simply don't place the emphasis on profiles because our predilection for cataloging the minutia of our lives online outscales theirs?

    I really don't know the answer to this; I'm just wondering.

    As for the matter of "hot" pictures being posted, isn't what's "hot" somewhat culturally informed as well? If I find that the men of Country X don't seem attractive to me (and that's yet to happen, by the way), I don't think "well, they just don't care about wanting to look hot and score ass." I just figure my constructs of beauty - bulgy biceps, maybe a silly tattoo or thirty - are informed by MY cultural background. And yes, age factors in here too: youth has its own "culture," complete with values and standards that may differ radically from other "cultures."

    That's my big thought for the day. Now my brain hurts. I'm going back to bed. icon_razz.gif