Greek men. Not at all like the Greeks gods I envisioned
The ugliest men in Europe ?
And the women, after 25, are no Aphrodites.
Greeks of the BC era were blond and blue eyed. Over the following 2,000 years, the mixing of darker people results in todays swarthy greek men and women. Even the early Romans were much fairer skinned and like the Greeks, more germanic in coloration than todays people which are heavily integrated with the darker people of north Africa.
Yet some men from North Africa are gorgeous
[quote] Even the early Romans were much fairer skinned and like the Greeks, more germanic in coloration
That's why aristocratic ancient women shaved the blond hair from their Germanic slaves to make wigs for themselves--they wanted to cover their own blond hair with blond hair.
My best friend is of Greek descent. But he was born in Australia and reared in the US.
Looks something like Cornel Wilde. His mom was actually Miss Greece in the Miss Universe contest decades ago. So maybe he doesn't count.
Fuck no-that would be the Brits and Scottish. Many of those can be some of the ugliest humans found on Earth.
R3 that's not true at all. It has been disproved multiple times. Blonde hair and blue eyes were seen as more rare and beautiful and given to a lot of the Gods but as usual, natural blonds and blue eyed people were in the minority. Anyway, having blonde hair and blue eyes certainly does not make one more attractive than someone with darker features.
Many Greek men are sexy as fuck, much more so than Brits, Scots or a lot of other lighter Euros.
Well, I think they're hot as hell. Greeks share a common lineage with southern Italians and Turks, and they're all sexy to me. Basically, I think men from the Mediterranean are the hottest things on the planet.
R10, thats the exception. Most of them always seem to kook like this man
That Aussie-Greek guy who did the j/o scene in "Head On" was incredibly hot.
Just like any ethnicity, there are stunningly handsome Greek men. And then there are average-looking and less than average-looking men. Just like everywhere.
Not all Spaniards and Italians are sexy and sultry. Not all Brits are pasty. Not all Brazilians have big dicks.
I visited almost all European countries and I found Maltese men to be the ugliest. They're the shortest men in Europe and the second fattest EU nation (only UK people are fatter). Height and big bellies aside, they just don't have very pleasant faces. I was especially bothered by their crooked noses.
R28 wow. SO you didn't find anyone there to be hot or attractive?
Swedish guys, are no prize either.
I think the UK, Netherlands, and Denmark have some of the worst/weirdest looking.
You have GOT to be fucking kidding me. Scandinavian men are among the most beautiful on the planet, you crazy fuck.
Swedes are GORGEOUS
[quote]I'm half-Greek and half-Italian
Mark Philippoussis and John Stamos are 2 of the best looking guys...
Scandinavian men can be beautiful OR they can end up looking like fucking unappealing elves.
So true R38, and unfortunately it's usually the latter. Adult elf.
Beauty is in the eye of the bedrinker.
I wonder what John Stamos would look like without his nose job.
This proves that the Greek sculpturer was the precursor of Photoshop
R8 "Brits and Scottish" - you do know, I hope, that the Scottish ARE British? What with Scotland being part of the island of Great Britain. The English are British as well, and so are the Welsh.
Anyway, for my money French men in general aren't that much to look at. I'd much rather have Ewan McGregor, Gerard Butler, Sean Connery, John Barrowman or David Tennant, all of them Scottish, all gorgeous.
R29 Nope! I did see a handful of passable guys, but I didn't spot a single hottie. It may sound like I'm exegerating, but unfortunately I'm not. Luckily for them the women of Malta are also ugly so the men don't stand out too much.
I didn't really care for Greek men either, but they are Adonises if you compare them with some other men from the Mediterranean region.
My late mother always claimed that the men (and women) of the former Yugoslavia were the ugliest people in the world and she'd been everywhere.
I remember a Greek guy who worked in my office looked like a generic twink of no discernible nationality. Lots of them do, apparently.
R7, that sculpture is one of my favorites! Hall of Faun, the sleeping satyr, Glyptothek, Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It's absolutely breathtaking.
Disagree about Balkan guys being ugly. Croatian men are beyond gorgeous and hung too. Montenegrin guys are very tall and handsome as well. Slovenes aren't bad either.
Curiously, I've heard it said that Kosovar women are hotter than the men.
r18 You're not implying that's a bad thing, are you?
I don't know about Greeks from Greece, but some of the hottest, sexiest men I've known or been with turned out to be Greek-American.
I don't know what you guys are talking about but Greek men are sexy. Especially this man
No. Anglo men (U.S., Canada, England, ireland, Scotland) are down right homely. I have anglo friends and I love them but they are not attractive to my eyes.
I spend a semester years back in Athens and concluded all Greek men turn bad at about age 25. They sure have a short shelf life.
R3, you may be "fair" but you're also full of shit.
[quote]This proves that the Greek sculpturer was the precursor of Photoshop
ROFL, So true!
r45 completely untrue. There are hordes of beautiful people among the Serbs, Croats and the other groups there and that includes men and women.
Not one mention of George Kotsiopoulos? He is insanely lick-able...
I`m half Greek half English, but certainly look way more Greek, and I am happy about that!!
Greek men are not as a whole that gorgeous, but I will contend with my dying breath that some of the most stunning men on the planet are the men on the Athens police force. They are like supermodels.
Greeks are fine, same with Italians, Swedes, Brits, Spanish, Swiss, Germans, whatever, all of them. It's subjective. There are drop dead gorgeous beauties and heinous ham beasts in every nationality. People of Walmart is not a work of fiction.
r28, there are some things that need to be left unsaid. you went to far, dude.
Greek men tend to be gorgeous when young but turn into trolls later on. Case in point: George Michael.
They look their best if you happen to be biting a pillow at the time.
There are plenty of hot Greeks but what I don't get is HOW THE FUCK did so many Greeks go from the sexy BC Greeks who were warrior-like Spartans or sexy Athenians to being lazy, fat slobs? There are a lot of handsome Greeks but these days most of them are lazy and fat so they don't take advantage of their looks.
The ancient Greeks would be horrified and ashamed at what their descendants have become-the laughing stock of Europe.
R70, immigration and sex with immigrants over thousands of years.
OP is probably an ill-mannered, miserable, ignorant piglet from Turkey, or from the Balkans.
Greeks just seem to be content with being non-factors in anything these days, from world politics to culture to beauty.
R73, you are all envious of Greece and you are happy when Greece faces political and economical problems. Too many Turks and barbarians in Datalounge...I should not waste my energy on them.
R74 you're a fool. I'm not Turkish at all. I'm just annoyed with how Greeks have let themselves fall to irrelevance. They used to be powerful and sexy. Now they're weak, lazy and pathetic.
R75, you are irrelevant fuckin' bitch. You are pathetic, you know nothing about Greek people, you don't live among them, so stfu and zip your fugly twisting mouth.
The most annoying, for damn sure. No wonder their country is in shambles.
one of the hottest men I have met recently was a movie star handsome man from Afghanistan working in a Washington DC hotel.
Hot enough so you could feel his heat.
His eyes were lasers.
His body that of a Greek god sculpture.
Kind, classy, and funny--maybe 45 or so, maybe slightly younger.
I usually go for Irish and Scottish men--having been to the UK often, just visit a college campus in either country and see for yourself.
R81 serious? British/Irish/Scottish men are typically bottom of the barrel in terms of hotness.
Gimme Greek or Afghan any day
[quote]Hot enough so you could feel his heat. His eyes were lasers. His body that of a Greek god sculpture.
Mary! It sounds like he made your mussy go all a-quiver!
R83, you know it!
You didn't get the guy's name?
Certainly not ugly for the most part. The UK has that area covered
As a Greek-American, many of the posts on this thread are offensive.
But for something inspiring, watch the video in the link for Greeks taking action. I'm not suggesting anyone give or follow the progress being made by One Greece. I follow it online. And I give so that Greece has a chance once again. But many of your know-it-all claims are simply wrong. Do your research before you show your ignorance and arrogance.
Greeks have been influenced by Turks for too long. They are not the beacon of refinement like they were in ancient times.
Pete Sampras was hot when he was younger. He didn't take care of himself and let it go.
Had to reply to r7's nonsense.
A recent analysis of mitochondrial dna retrieved from ancient Minoan remains was compared to several populations in Europe and Africa. The modern population most closely related to the ancient Minoans were the Greeks of the Lesithi Plateau. This evidence points toward population continuity between ancient and modern Greeks.
See the Principal Component Analysis in Figure 5:
R91 There is a strong effort in the scientific community to present a case that modern Europeans are not related to past Europeans even those of 500 years ago. The picture they want to give is Europe has been a washing machine of different people being put in and others thrown out and everyone tossed around.
My ex us Greek and he was a hottie. But while many English and Scotsmen may not be goodlooking in the classical way, most are as hot as fuck. I'll take hot over goodlooking any day.
The modern Greek male needs to attend Spartan training classes, you know the ones ancient boys and young men took to become sexy, ambitious MEN who gave a shit about their lives and country. Spartan men were everything modern Greek makes aren't
Oh. stfu r88. You're an embarrassment. And probably very ugly.
Same goes for the other idiots on here who think they know about DNA. Or Europe.
Greeks are just like everyone else. Some are attractive, some are ugly, most are somewhere in the middle. It also depends on how you look after yourself, eat well and exercise.
The other funny thing is the weird idea some people have that they know what ancient Greeks looked like on the basis of highly idealising art works.
So the ancient population of Crete (speculated to have come from Turkey 9000 years ago) has remained in the gene pool of the modern day population of Crete.
That doesn't tell us what went on over on the mainland where beautiful Alexander from further north gave way to what we see today. Or perhaps it does, since most of mainland Greece was overrun by the darker Turks for centuries eventually the fair-haired Greeks of antiquity became as ugly as the Cretans. (Was the Minotaur really a beast or just a very swarthy Turk?)
Traveling south from Italy over to Croatia and Bosnia, then through Greece to Turkey the percentage of beautiful men evaporates by the mile.
Of course there are exceptions but do the miles and you will see.
Seriously R88, I don't deny Greece is having terrible problems right now, and I feel sorry for the women there, but I have yet to encounter a Greek man who isn't a pretentious douche.
Give me a German or a Dane any time of the day.
And, no, they're not just thriving upon a great economy: they're polite, they're upfront and they make an effort.
Slovakians, very friendly and open too.
Even people from Afghanistan are more pleasant than Greek men.
R94 is absolutely right. Modern Greek men are entitled old babies. They are simply useless, and pretentious at that.
They seriously need education, and by that I mean real education, solving problems and being useful to society and others, not learning about a greatness past that they have nothing to do with anymore.
Blah blah blah. When Greece won its independence 40% of its population spoke Albanian as their first language.
R103 oooooh you better watch it-the angry Greek posters who got cranky about other posts in this thread (calling us piggish Turks) are REALLY going to come for you by bringing up the Albanians.
Now that you mention it, R103, they do look like Albanians... Another race of rude people.
Some Greek men are hot, it just depends like any other group of people.
R105 nice way to GENERALIZE, idiot.
Greek men can be very sexy, especially the dark ones