This is going to be a bit of a contentiouspost, and probably it’s going to seem a little unpatriotic, but often when I doa conversation class at Uni about ‘beauty’, I often get asked about the standard of beautyin women between Britain and Poland. Interestingly, this question doesn’tnormally get fired at me from the boys but usually the girls....So what’s my opinion regarding Britishversus Polish women? Well, hands down – The average Polish woman is morebeautiful than the average British girl. Sorry but it has to be said. Whilst I’mnot going to say that all British women are munters – far from it – When Englishgirls are at their best, English girls can be the best in the world (ThinkAudrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor or for more modern tastes, Elizabeth Hurley),however when we talk about the general standard of beauty, Polish girls win it.Polska kobieta...It was one of the first things I noticed inPoland, my head was constantly turning as gorgeous girl after gorgeous girlpassed me in the street. I’m really sorry if this offends anybody, but I’mgoing to say it anyway, a lot of it is to do with the size of Polish women,they are simply in better shape. I also think that Polish women are less susceptibleto unquestioningly surrendering to the rules of fashion that particular seasonand wearing what makes them look good, not what magazines say they should wear.From my conversation classes at Uni, a fewtheories emerged to as of why Polish women look better – it’s not just me whohas observed this trend, nearly everyone in my classes, male or female, agreethat Polish women look better than most.1. 1. The gender ratio in Poland hasa higher level of females than in the U.K. – This means that for every man inPoland there are more women competing for him. Maybe there is a subliminalmessage in Polish society saying if you want to find a man, you’ll need tofight for him thus putting more pressure on looking good. 2. 2. Polish diet – Polish diet isarguably as fatty as that of a British diet but what I, and others, havenoticed is that Polish diet is generally lower in quantity than in the U.K. Forme I can observe this almost everywhere; chocolate bars are smaller, crisppackets are smaller and food portions in general are smaller. Often anacceptable meal in Poland would be a hearty soup and some bread – in the U.K.this would be nothing more than a starter....3. 3. Money – When we talk aboutmoney, this means that in a month, the average Polish girl has less disposableincome spare to spend on calorific vodka drinks or fast food/ convenience food.Simply put, you need to be rich to eat a British/ U.S. diet, and money for mostin Poland is still a scarcity.I suspect it’s probably a combination ofall of the above. But regardless, it’s definitely true. And of course, thereare other interesting positives which can be added to our stereotype of theaverage Polish woman such as University graduate or experience in foreign languagesbut that will be the content of another conversation class and another blogpost!Na zdrowie Polskie kobiety!
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