First off... I am not totally hundred percent comfortable to even write about this. Mainly because it does sound a bit silly. Secondly, it is not something I spend a long time thinking about, however, after watching Margaret Cho's stand up, this issue popped up in my mind and I decided to create a little post about this topic because I am very interested in what y'all have to say about that. In my 9 years that I spent in Atlanta, GA - with a few trips to other states and cities of America, I haven't seen as many 'ugly/not-very-good-looking girl and a hot guy' couples as I have here in Sweden. I know how silly this sounds. But truly, according to what I see on a daily basis here (bus, subway, train, sidewalk, restaurants) it really seems that in this country, men are not as obsessed with what a woman looks like as they are in the US (or at least the ATL)!!! My boyfriend's brother is marrying a girl that is definitely overweight, his other friend has a girlfriend that though very sweet has not been gifted with either a nice body or a pleasant face, another one of his friends has a pretty girlfriend, but she's also rather heavy... and all three of those guys are freakin' smokin' HOT (like almost model hot). I love all the three girls I just spoke about - they have all amazing personalities and are just sweethearts - and that brings me to the REAL point - are Swedish men more interested in the personality of a girl rather than her tits-and-ass in comparison to their US counterparts (especially in ATL)? Or am I seeing things? I came up only with a couple of reasons why this might be which you should feel free to disprove: 1. there are so many extremely hot looking girls here, that the meaning of beauty gets rather 'dissolved'; 2. Sweden is a feminist/egalitarian heaven where women really are much more equal to men than probably anywhere else on Earth; 3. since nudity is not a taboo here and there are quite revealing commercials everywhere, nudity and beauty have stopped being such a magnet that everyone gets hung up on.