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Old 12-11-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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British women = ugly, intelligent slobs. American women = beautiful gold-diggers.

Today I read a rather appalling article which can be found here.

The gist is this American guy who has been living in the UK for many years finds British women to be disgusting slobs, while American women are beautiful gold-diggers. Some excerpts:

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Women of Britain: Bridget Jones’s Diary is not a documentary. It’s a work of fiction, a fairytale. The fact is that control-top granny pants are simply not a substitute for regular exercise, thoughtful grooming and a healthy diet. Certainly not if you’re single and interested in men.

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I am a massive fan of British women. UK girls, in my opinion, are the greatest natural beauties in the world . . . when they’re 17 or 18 years old ... But when British women get to the age where they have to make an effort, they appear unable, or uninterested, in rising to the challenge.

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An informal poll of my US female friends revealed that they spend roughly $700 (£350) a month on what they consider standard obligatory beauty maintenance. That covers haircut, highlights, manicure, pedicure, waxing, tanning, make-up, facials, teeth whitening etc. They will spend a further $1,000 (£500) a month on physical conditioning such as military fitness, spinning sessions, vikram yoga, Pilates, deep-tissue sports massage, personal training etc. On top of that, add the occasional spa day, a week-long “bikini boot camp” in Mexico at the start of every summer and seasonal splurges on personal shoppers and clothing. I’m not sure any of my British female friends spends £700 during an entire year on her appearance. American women see these costs as a simple and sensible investment in their future.

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I was set up with Sophie (I have changed the name) by married friends. Sophie was a truly beautiful girl I used to be friends with, but hadn’t seen in 15 years. I was surprised to hear that she was still single and was excited to meet her again. At dinner, I found myself sitting opposite something that surely would have been happier hunting for truffles in the forests of France or grazing on the grassy marshlands of Canada. My friend’s wife had told me that Sophie still had the body of a 20-year-old. Maybe she did . . . dismembered in her freezer at home. She certainly didn’t have it on her skeleton.

I’m not saying that I’m the greatest prize out there, but at least I’d put on a clean shirt, shaved and brushed my teeth. Sophie tumbled into the house looking like a refugee from Hurricane Katrina. She smelt like the R&D lab at Philip Morris. Her outfit was about as sexy as a half-pound of ground meat. And, surely, the only time she’d seen the inside of a gym was to ask directions to the nearest pub. I was hurt that my friends thought I’d be remotely interested in Sophie.

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As with many societal ills, I blame the parents. British mothers do not instruct their daughters the way American mothers do. In the US, beauty treatments appear to be a large part of their growing-up experience. A trip to the beauty salon is a group event for girls, an opportunity for a gossip and a catchup.

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I don’t want you to think, though, that I believe American women have nothing to learn from British women. The irony is that, as obsessed as American women are with their looks, they totally ignore their social skills. Within 10 minutes of meeting an American woman, I guarantee you will know her salary and most recent medical/ dental procedure. They all but turn up with their CV printed out. In return, they will immediately want to know “all” about you, ie, how much you earn, how much you have earned in the past, what your future earning potential is, whether you own property, whether you have an investment portfolio, where you shop, where you “vacation”, what you drive and how large your parents’ house is.

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American women also take themselves too seriously and are annoyingly confronta-tional. The good news for men, by the way, is they are convinced that the best way to prove they are equal to a man is by sleeping with him. Um . . . Go ahead, that’ll teach me. And they won’t even ruin your night’s sleep by staying over as their personal trainer is coming to their place at 6.30 the next morning.
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sexist idiots continue to get dates.

and he's not nearly as clever a writer as he thinks he is.
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and he's not nearly as clever a writer as he thinks he is.
Not by any stretch of the imagination.

Lovely, lovely article. I had to take a moment from scouring millionaires.com so I could read it and everything, but it was so worth it.
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Well isn't that special
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it was supposed to be funny and play off the obsession that Americans and Brits -- or, rather, New Yorkers/Los Angelenos and Londoners -- have with one another. it's just not any good at what it sets out to do.

i'm really not terribly surprised that this guy is still single.
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Looks like someone can't get laid in England. Poor guy.
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Re: British women = ugly, intelligent slobs. American women = beautiful gold-diggers.

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Today I read a rather appalling article which can be found here.

The gist is this American guy who has been living in the UK for many years finds British women to be disgusting slobs, while American women are beautiful gold-diggers. Some excerpts:


The British media is largely misandrist, as evidenced, for example, by the frequent negative stereotyping of males in television advertising.
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men are generally a bunch of slobs that think they are entitled to have hot girlfriends like



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Im British and to be honest the majority of british girls are not easy on the eye.
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and how do British men rate on the hotness meter?
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Other than Jude Law and Clive Owen, um..oh yeah, Beckham too

Prince Charles is also insanely hot
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and how do British men rate on the hotness meter?


this one is off the charts:



i adore how openly homoerotic he makes sure his photos are. it almost looks like a rent boy ad.
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and how do British men rate on the hotness meter?
*Looks at the number of British boys on her crush list*

Pretty high, I'd say, thanks in big part to the lovely accent...

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i adore how openly homoerotic he makes sure his photos are. it almost looks like a rent boy ad.
Beckham's a bit of a nancy, right enough.
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