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Who makes better boyfriends? Aussies or Brits?

Updated on January 2, 2013

This article examines which nationality tends to produce men who are more desirable to be in a relationship with. It considers factors like physical appearance, charm, sense of humour and potential date locations.

They might share a common language, but when it comes to their skills as a boyfriend Australians and Brits couldn’t be further apart. From toned and tanned Aussie bods to cultured and poetic Englishmen, each nationality’s men have different traits to offer. With this in mind here is a look at which side of the Pacific you need to be on to find the perfect man.

Good looks

We have all encountered the usual stereotypes about British and Australian appearances. In the Aussie corner years of sunshine and beachside living mean tanned, toned and sun-kissed bodies. The Brits on the hand have endured years of bad food, worse weather and questionable dentistry. But how many of these clichés actually ring true? Certainly there are plenty of coast-loving Aussies and most of them do have golden skin come November. While the odd Englishman could do with some Vitamin D, chances are they’re much less likely to have unsightly sunspots by their late thirties.

Australia is also one of the most obese countries in the world and not every beach-goer cuts a svelte swimsuit figure. Likewise some of the most handsome men in the world have hailed from England. So on the whole you can rest assured if good looks are important for you, both nationalities could deliver.


The charm factor

In the charm stakes Englishmen have a distinct advantage with a long history of romantic poetry and literature to draw upon, not to mention some of the most iconic rom-com films ever produced, including Love Actually. That’s not to say Australian men don’t have a certain charisma of their own. But when you combine the charming British accent and perfect manners, for most Aussie girls even the most average Englishman can transform into Hugh Grant.

Sense of humour

Both nationalities have different pros and cons when it comes to making a girl laugh. On the whole Aussie boys know how to have a good time and don’t take life too seriously. Brits on the other hand can boast that unique and quirky humour made famous on programs like The Office.

However, what it really comes down to is finding someone who matches your own personal taste in comedy, alongside your personal interests, passions and core values. Online dating is a great way to meet new people and sites like eHarmony Australia specialise in matching compatible singles.


Date locations

Both nationalities have some seriously impressive locations up their sleeve when it comes to romantic dates. Both countries boast incredible restaurants, with Quay in Sydney and The Fat Duck in Bray sure to knock any girls socks off.

The Australian coastline is always bound to impress and for anyone dating in Adelaide, Glenelg beach is one of the most beautiful in the country. In the UK a day out in the Cotswolds or the Lake District also offer incredible scenery. However Australians do have a slight advantage as their beautiful tropical weather allows them to sweep a lady off her feet any time of the year.


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Lonely Planet Australia

A travel guide to Down Under

Foreign Students

A guide to understanding British culture and lifestyle

Daily Mail

Why British men make better boyfriends than French and Italians.

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