Irish men ranked ugliest in the world

By Nick Bramhill

They say beauty is only skin deep.

But that may be little consolation to Ireland’s men today (Fri), who have just been ranked the ugliest in the world.

The good looks of Irish-born Hollywood hearththrobs like Michael Fassbender, Colin Farrell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are the extreme exception to the rule, according to new findings from an international dating website that only accepts attractive people.

Less than one in ten Irish single fellas who applied to land their profiles on in the past 12 months were accepted, according to the website’s latest statistics.

New analysis of last year’s nation-by-nation figures has also revealed that blokes from the UK and Poland are just as aesthetically unappealing as their Irish counterparts, with all three countries propping up the foot of the coveted table with a humiliating 9 per cent success rate.

But the new figures will be more of a blow to Irish males, who have slid from 12 per cent and third-to-bottom last year to the foot of the new table for the first time. Both the UK and the Poland also shared the wooden spoon last year with the same 9 per cent success rate.

However, there was better news for Irish women, who maintained their top ten position in the rankings from last year, with the same 23 per cent success rate.

Scandinavian babes dominated the top three places, with Norwegians the pick of the world’s beauties at 71 per cent, followed by Sweden at 62 per cent and Iceland at 61 per cent.

And men from Sweden,at 60 per cent, were rated the top hunks by the LA-based site’s chiefs, followed by Brazil at 41 per cent and Denmark at 40 per cent.

The elite dating club now boasts more than five million members worldwide, despite its strict vetting procedures, whereby picky members of the opposite sex voting on romance-hunters on the basis of how attractive they look in a submitted profile picture.

Although an average of one in five, or 20 per cent, of all global applicants – up to 3,000 every day – make it onto the site, the latest figures show there are still huge discrepancies between each country.

However, Greg Hodge, who runs the service, stressed he makes no apology for running a dating service which is exclusively available to the globe’s best-looking singletons.

He said:  “The concept is based on a fundamental human fact – that people want to be with someone they find very attractive.”


Male success rates country by country:


Sweden – 60 per cent

Brazil – 41 per cent

Denmark – 40 per cent

Italy – 37 per cent

Portugal – 35 per cent

Argentina – 32 per cent

Norway – 27 per cent

Spain – 25 per cent

USA – 24 per cent

Canada – 23 per cent

Australia – 22 per cent

France – 20 per cent

Turkey – 20 per cent

Korea – 18 per cent

China – 17 per cent

Japan – 15 per cent

India – 15 per cent

Germany – 13 per cent

UK – 9 per cent

Poland – 9 per cent

Ireland – 9 per cent


Female success rates country by country:


Norway – 71 per cent

Sweden – 62 per cent

Iceland – 61 per cent

Brazil – 45 per cent

Argentina – 43 per cent

USA – 36 per cent

France – 35 per cent

Canada – 26 per cent

Italy – 25 per cent

Ireland – 23 per cent

Russia – 22 per cent

Spain – 21 per cent

Australia – 19 per cent

Turkey – 16 per cent

Portugal – 16 per cent

India – 15 per cent

Lithuania – 15 per cent

Korea – 15 per cent

China – 15 per cent

UK – 15 per cent

Germany – 13 per cent


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