World’s sexiest nationalities: America votes

World’s sexiest nationalities: America votes

New survey by travel dating site picks out the world’s sexiest men and women
Too sexy for their shirts.

Travelers looking for eye candy on holiday can forget about Asia, Africa, Australasia and any of the Pacific islands.

A survey voted on by Americans has picked out British men and Colombian women as the world’s sexiest, with the top 10 nations on each list dominated by Europe and South America.

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British men will be applauding for finally putting some science behind what they’ve been proclaiming about themselves ever since Roger Moore strapped on a leather holster and destroyed female inhibition with a single eyebrow.

Others may be wondering how any man who goes lobster-red after five minutes in the sun while struggling to suppress his pendulous beer gut can still exude the kind of confidence normally reserved for athletes, Hollywood extras and Colombian women.

Colombian women, of course, have rightfully been heralded in the number one spot. We’re all much safer that way.

sexiest britishSexiest of all. Of greater note perhaps are the also-rans. Irish men were voted second sexiest by the nearly 31,000 women who were polled. Brazilians came third, Swedes fourth and their fellow Americans fifth.

Italian men will be distraught at failing to make the list. Feel free to gesticulate wildly in the comments box below.

After Colombian women, the 13,000 American men voted for Brazilians in second spot, then Americans, Spanish and Russians. calls itself an “online dating site for travelers.” It hooks up wealthy frequent flyers with poor but attractive travel wannabes.

“We match generous travelers who hate to travel alone with attractive travelers who would love the opportunity to travel the world for free,” its website says.

This unabashed travel-for-companionship business model (it has an entire page dedicated to warding off escorts), does then offer a silver lining to any nationalities not represented in the survey: get rich, then you too can become “attractive.”

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Sexiest men according to American women

1. British
2. Irish
3. Brazilian
4. Swedish
5. American
6. Spanish
7. Scottish
8. French
9. Greek
10. Puerto Rican

Sexiest women according to American men

1. Colombian
2. Brazilian
3. American
4. Spanish
5. Russian
6. Dutch
7. French
8. Bulgarian
9. Swedish
10. Italian

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