If you're a fan of traveling, you know that part of the intrigue of visiting a new place is people-watching. There's nothing like going to the busiest part of a new city and observing how people interact with one another. The business transactions may vary from your native country, or you may find that the way people show affection to loved ones is interesting and new. The common culinary choices in the area may also awaken your palette, and leave you with some new recipes to try when you return home.
Of course, if you're traveling the globe in search of romance, you'll find that certain areas of the world are home to men that you find particularly attractive. Of course, attractiveness is relative, but it's no secret that people have been debating for years on where the hottest men are. Some countries are known for their tall and statuesque men, while some areas of the world are famous for the alluring accents their men possess. Some of these men from other countries have even made a name for themselves in Hollywood. Yes, some of them are significantly talented, but their looks and accents certainly don't hurt when it comes to their overall appeal as music and movie stars. So, if you're in the mood for a vacation soon, or just have to settle for a cyber getaway for now, here are a few places to consider. Here are 10 countries with the hottest men.
Canadians are known for being friendly and polite, and these qualities are appealing in most cases. Men from Canada are generally into fashion as well, and who doesn't love a guy in a tailored suit? Canadian men are also known for being pretty laid back, except for maybe on the ice when playing hockey. The focus and aggression can be attractive as well, of course. Guys from Canada can be French, African, West Indian, Haitian and a host of other ethnicities, so it won't be hard to find a sweet Canadian guy to crush on if you're visiting the country. After all, actor Ryan Gosling is from Canada, and it's not hard to see how ladies feel about him.
If you're into men like David Hasselhoff, maybe guys from Germany are your thing. German men tend to be especially tall, and it's not uncommon for them to be very forthcoming about their passions and desires. Oktoberfest originated in Germany and is a huge deal there, so if you're in the area during the time of the festival, it won't be hard to bond with a hot German guy over a few mugs of beer. German guys are also known for having a particularly harsh demeanor that tends to diminish somewhat when they're in love. Also, if Hasselhoff isn't exactly your cup of tea, you may prefer other celebs like actor Benjamin Sadler or model Martin Bergmann.
8 South Africa
South African men have a reputation for being powerful, brave and muscular. They are also known for being polished and educated (think: actor Adhir Kalyan). Men from South Africa also tend to believe that they're good looking. An All4Women.co.za survey indicated that 78 percent of South African guys said they thought they were sexy. So, it's likely that you won't have to worry about boosting your man's confidence if you date a South African. Men from South Africa are generally very athletic as well, which means you'll have to be a cheerleader on the sidelines from time to time, which could be lots of fun. The guys generally like to play cricket, as well as rugby and soccer, although some enjoy swimming, boxing and tennis quite well, too.
The myth of the "Italian Stallion" (which is also one of Sylvester Stallone's nicknames) may not be a fairy tale after all. Italian men are known for their tanned skin, dark hair, work ethic and impeccable sense of style. Since Italy is also home to some of the world's most appealing designer fragrances, it's likely that the Italian men you encounter will smell heavenly as well. Italian men tend to be quite "macho" and like to be in charge. This could mean that you're in for some adventures, to say the least. According to a Russian newspaper, Italian men are ranked as the third best lovers in the world. Intriguing, indeed.
Spanish men tend to be generous and friendly, which are qualities you probably don't want to pass up if you're looking for a new love. Their accents aren't bad, either. Men from Spain are all about "la fiesta" so it's likely that your new Spanish friend will know exactly where all the hot parties are, and you're likely to get a salsa lesson on the dance floor. It has been said that Spanish men are open to love and are particularly warm and caring around women, which is not a bad stereotype at all. Men from Spain are often associated with bullfighting and behaving in true Alpha Male fashion. Just take a look at an Antonio Banderas movie (except for Puss In Boots and Shrek), and you'll see that this theory is likely true.
The men of Greece have chiseled features and skin that has been lightly kissed by the sun, which is partially where the "Greek god" stereotype comes from. Celebrities like John Stamos are a testament to this. Nothing to complain about there. Greek men are also known for their dark brown eyes and thick, dark hair. Many women state that men from Greece are friendly and courteous, and are generous with their time and money. Even though there is a general stereotype that Greek men are unfaithful, this is not always the case. However, Greek men do have a reputation of being spoiled and entitled, mostly because of how they are treated by their mothers. This can turn into an inflated ego when the man becomes an adult. However, Greeks are known to go out of their way to impress their significant others, which can certainly be a redeeming quality.
4 United States
Men in the U.S. can be quite attractive, and vary in personality and looks, due to the "melting pot" nature of the country. Celebrities like Taye Diggs, Kellan Lutz and Channing Tatum are proof of this. Some are corporate career-minded, which means you get to see them in a suit quite often. Some American men are free-spirited and artistic, so you'll see them sporting distressed jeans and leather boots, which can also be pretty nice. The overall cool demeanor of men from the United States makes them appealing to women from all over the world. American men are primarily motivated by success, and many are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve the American Dream. This ambition can be quite attractive. Of course, American guys love to man the grill, so expect to have barbecues often in the spring and summer months if you're with a guy from the U.S.
Japanese men are known for being elegant and refined. These men also have great fashion sense, which is never a bad thing. Men in Japan are quite conscious of their health, so it's not uncommon to see a Japanese man with a great physique and smooth skin. Yes, Sumo is Japan's national sport, but the average Japanese guy has a pretty slim build. Men from Japan enjoy playing baseball and football, so attending sporting events may likely be in your future if you fall for a man from Japan. There are also a number of Japanese celebrities whose work you may want to follow if Japanese guys are your thing. For instance, Matsuda Shota is a J-drama star with talent and dreamy, boyish charm, and Miura Haruma is a movie star who is said to have a great personality.
Cuban men take their reputation of being Latin lovers with pride. They are known for their warmth towards women and their caring nature. Men from Cuba tend to be very family-oriented. Of course, it doesn't hurt that their brown skin, thick hair and dark eyes are particularly engaging. Cuban men know how to have a good time, and if they can't find a party nearby, it's not uncommon for them to create one with their closest family and friends. Just think about rapper Pitbull's music if you need an example. They take pride in their culture, and probably won't mind showing you around the country and taking you to all the best attractions, including restaurants, shopping centers, museums and nightclubs.
Men from France have a long history of being particularly romantic and handsome. Celebrities like Dean Cain and Josh Duhamel have French ancestry, which proves the whole "handsome" point. Halle Berry's beau Olivier Martinez, is also from France. Many women dream of traveling to Paris, the City of Lights, falling for a French guy, and living happily ever after. While most French men don't wear berets and striped shirts on a daily basis, they are known for their impeccable style. A French man's definition of "casual" usually means slacks, hard-bottom shoes and a button-down shirt. Typically, French men don't meet the women they want to date in bars or clubs, so you're much more likely to get a date at a cafe or while you're touring the city. Men from France are also known for wanting to be committed pretty early in a relationship, which is a dream for most women.