April 01, 2008

Guess their origin and rate their attractiveness

Each of these three men is a facial composite of individuals from a single European nation.


UPDATE (Apr 3):

The results of the poll are in:

Who is more attractive: Left: 155 (64%), Middle: 52 (21%), Right: 36 (15%)
The man on the Left is: Germanic: 130 (51%), Finno-Ugrian: 81 (32%), Slavic: 29 (11%), Romance: 11 (4%), Greek: 4 (2%)
The man in the Middle is: Slavic: 56 (26%), Germanic: 45 (21%), Romance: 45 (21%), Finno-Ugrian: 40 (18%), Greek: 31 (14%)
The man on the Right is: Slavic: 115 (53%), Greek: 44 (20%), Romance: 31 (14%), Finno-Ugrian: 14 (6%), Germanic: 14 (6%)

Readers got one of the three right in the majority.

UPDATE (Apr 4): They are Finno-Ugrian, Germanic, Slavic. I won't reveal their nationalities just yet because I plan to do some more comparisons.

11 comments:

jlovborg said...

My guesses from left to right: Finno-Ugrian (Finland), Germanic (Germany or Austria), Slavic (Poland). The one on the left looks like a lot of Finnish males, the next one looks like a typical swarthy German, while the last one is stereotypically Polish looking. I think the guy on the left is best-looking.

War Lord said...

I would say exactly the same :) I only wondered, where I know the right face from. He resembles some Polish politician, I think.

War Lord said...

Or an actor?

mysterymankc said...

Now that the polls are over, it would be splendid if you told us what their ethnicities are, Dienekes.

Polak said...

But I wonder what the resulst would be if we compared young Europeans, who grew up post Cold War?

As we know, there have been big changes in the facial and cephalic ndex in Central Europe since the 1970s.

dienekesp said...

>> But I wonder what the resulst would be if we compared young Europeans, who grew up post Cold War?

Actually the selection criteria for the pictures included in the composites included birth from 1960 onwards.

dienekesp said...

>> As we know, there have been big changes in the facial and cephalic ndex in Central Europe since the 1970s.

Indeed.

miz RAND BLOWTON said...

I think the middle one is more attractive because he is the most kind,direct ,humane,and honest looking one.I think the ast one has the best looks,but he is not kind,and decent looking.The first one is indifferent and feminine looking to me-not very strong.He could be a model for his great smile though.....

miz RAND BLOWTON said...

I'm just commenting on whether or not they look decent and sincere in their faces and expressions.They all basically look alike-and nor do I mean that I actually want one.They too look a little foreign.Deeneeki(a play on his name) looks rather normal,but neither Spanish,nor Slav.

Maju said...

1. NW Europe, possibly Dutch, Briton or Dane. (On second thought "he" doesn't look really Briton, rather more continental - North Sea coastlands).

2. Central Europe, maybe Polish.

3. SW Europe, possibly Spanish.

I agree that the middle composite looks somehwat kinder. But I'd say the 1st one is more attractive, as "he" has a more slender face (the others look somewhat fat, even if it's just an effect of natural facial roundness).

Maju said...

UPDATE (Apr 4): They are Finno-Ugrian, Germanic, Slavic. I won't reveal their nationalities just yet because I plan to do some more comparisons.

Ooops!

Then Finnish (Estonian could be too), German and what? Bulgarian? Some Balcanic Slavic nation, rather to the south.