Ah, stereotyping entire nationalities just doesn't work. I was in Stockholm recently and was disappointed because I thought there'd just be eye candy left, right and centre. It's not even that the people were unattractive, just that they were plain. They were also a lot shorter than I imagined but then again I'm not really into tall guys. I probably shouldn't have expected 90% of the population to be "svelte" just because I thought
it was a Swedish word!!
Anyway, I happened to see a fair few Scandinavian Gods the day I was leaving to bring the ratio up at least a bit but the truth was Swedes are no more attractive or unattractive than any other nationality.
Maybe expectations have something to do with it because my boyfriend was disappointed by how people looked in Greece when we were there. I suppose he expected Greek Gods to be walking the streets. The people definitely looked a lot different to how I expected them to look and I found that the people who I noticed tended to be attractive in quite an understated (but appealing) way and were by no means bombshells.
I think it can also depend where you are in a country. Walk down one street or sit in one bar and you'll see lots of hot people with good bodies who are nicely dressed and who carry themselves well...walk down another and you'll see skeezes and sleazes, people with bad skin, bad teeth, hooked noses, trashy clothes, who may lurch or even glide down the street like they're hot shit.
On another note, I have to defend my neighbors, the Brits. They're getting a raw deal in this thread
When I lived in Korea, a lot of my American friends gave the British a hard time about their teeth and we did, admittedly, on occasion
know or meet a couple of British people in need of some dental work but I would always defend them by saying the people with the worst teeth I ever saw, or happened to see, were in Florida. There's a certain amount of happenstance to be considered unless you've actually lived in and seen a lot of a country.