Is Darker Skin Less Attractive?

@roshand8 (1481)
Sri Lanka
July 29, 2008 6:21am CST
I am not exactly light skinned or dark skinned I am in between.I think skin colour or race has nothing to do with how attractive one is.I come from a family that is every shade of,brown from dark skinned to very light(rainbow family) My sister is dark skinned and deeply hurt by taunting by some people.I always taught my sister that she is so pretty and her skin tone is unique and beautiful.As she grew up she learned to accept herself but,as a child she had a difficult time.We need to appreciate what we have and be proud of our skin colour.The color of the skin don't determine who we are,what's inside does. What is your skin colour? and what is your experience? Do you think darker skin is less attractive?
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• United States
29 Jul 08
I'm so pale I practically glow in the dark, but I don't have a preference for color. I don't think skin color has anything to do with how attractive someone is, but I do think that all tones can be very, very beautiful. A friend of mine has the most amazing skin; it's a really dark, practically black color and absolutely stunning. My SO is paler than I am, and I think his skin is beautiful. Basically, I'm easy. To me, as long as a person looks healthy, their skin can be beautiful. I'm glad your sister has been able to accept herself for who she is. You're very right that what's on the outside, be it skin color or how long your ears are, doesn't mean anything, when it really boils down.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
29 Jul 08
Yeah I think people need to quit worrying about superficial things such as the way others look,race,skin colour,age,social status and start focusing on what is on the inside of a person.Ones we do this we will find out that there are a lot of beautiful people in this world.thank you for sharing and cheers...
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@mandykaren (2040)
29 Jul 08
i have English skin lool means it fairly light, but not right pale. in summer i go nice tan but not dark.. darker skin is not less attractive, in fact i prefer darker skin, think its VERY attractive.. Many whiter people pay money for sun beds to become darker or spend many hours out in the sun trying to make their skin darker lool i am more attracted to men darker.. maybe i like opposite to myself
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
and..this came from a white women cool...keep it up,have a great day and cheers....
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2 Aug 08
hehe yes 100% english girl and dark is gorgeous..
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@Elixiress (3882)
29 Jul 08
I have pale skin, not completely milk bottle white, but I have pale skin as in England we do not get much sun. I have no skin related experiences other than people asking what is wrong with my skin when it is peeling off due to eczema, but nothing related to the colour. I do not think darker or lighter skin is more attractive than the other. There are times when I wish my skin was milk bottle white, but other times I wish I had a nice tan.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
Milk bottle white?you might be joking right? the lighter you are the more you have to protect your self from the sun.Thousands of people get skin cancer because of tanning.Thank you for sharing,keep healthy,we all should think we got the special kind of skin and it's cool.cheers....
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@Elixiress (3882)
30 Jul 08
No I am not joking, one of my friends is about the same colour in her skin as a milk bottle, however I am a little darker. I do not burn in the sun, I have never received sun burn. The sun is not the only way to get a tan, when I want a tan I tend to use a bottle as it means you do not get tan lines. So when someone mentions a tan no need to do the whole "you will get skin cancer thing" because you can get a tan without being at risk of skin cancer.
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@salonga (27825)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
Well roshand, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. There are people who finds darker skin attractive and there are those who finds fair skin attractive. As for me the brown skin of the Filipina is the best. The brown skin of a Filipina is the envy of the white race so we should be very proud of it. Whatever is given to us by God... that we should accept for after all God made everything beautiful in his time. Besides the color of the skin is not what really matters it is the inner beauty that count the most.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
The brown skin of a Filipina is the envy of the white race You're not kidding! I certainly wouldn't mind that lovely, even brown on me.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
29 Jul 08
I think people need to be proud of their skin colour,even when everyone against it.People say that I'm dark but I'm proud of it..matter what people say about my skin I am proud that I have it.. people can say anything but,remember that you are BEAUTIFUL and no one can stop you from being you..thank you for sharing and cheers..
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@dawnyp (170)
• China
30 Jul 08
in my country,the people seem to lean to the white like the milk.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
That's wonderful dawnyp Thank you for sharing and cheers..
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• United States
30 Jul 08
My skin color is white I find dark skinned men extremely attractive and makes me want to make babies with them why I do not know.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
wow and that babies will be very very cute and intelligent,best wishes,good day and cheers...
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@maximax8 (30105)
• United Kingdom
30 Jul 08
When I was teaching at one school my class had a Colombian girl in it. She had a dark skin, brown eyes and lovely long wavy black hair. Everyone thought she was the most beautiful little girl that they had ever seen. The other girls were jealous of her and deputy head teacher said her grand daughter wished she was pretty like this little girl. I think that dark skin is attractive and I hate to hear people make nasty comments about the color of someones skin. A person is born and they have not been able to decide what they wish look like. That is chosen for them at birth or even before then. My skin is pale white. I have green eyes and long, straight dark brown hair. In the past I liked to get tanned skin but since going to Australia I have found out about skin cancer. It is a person's personality that matters. I think like would be boring if everyone looked the same. It is lovely that each person in the world has a different appearance, excluding identical twins of course. A dark is skin looks lovely and is good in sunny weather for there will be no danger from sun burn.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
Hello maximax..that was wonderful.... thank you for sharing with us.good day to you and cheers...
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• India
30 Jul 08
who says so.....I am myself considered fair but i am inadvertently attracted to the dusky types.I think the dusky types are definitely more attractive and the fair skin has been whipped up to a hype especially in India
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
Fair attracted to dusky? cool...everyone should love their self for who they are because if they don't who will? Thank you for sharing vinayakgole and cheers...
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@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
30 Jul 08
Dark is beautiful. I have seen the real beauties who have the right shape and features to be dark and dusky. I really feel it is not the skin but the nature of the person which determines how attractive you are. Being fair and lovely outside and dark and ugly inside makes you more repulsive. You did right to encourage your sister to accept her skin gracefully and Im sure she must have turned out to be a beauty, both inside and outside.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
She sure does..she grew up to a wonderful,breath taking beautiful women inside and out.Thank you for sharing ketybhagat have great day and cheers...
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@app3ls (63)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 08
I never think darker skin is less attractive. But somehow, some of my friends, they like fairer skin guys. coz, they think they looked "clean". For me, i think dark or fair is fine.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
I think all people are the same no matter what color they are,so who are we to judge anyone.When we bleed all of it is RED! thank you for sharing app3ls,have a great day and cheers......
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@madmys (7)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 08
well... my wife loves me for my color... :D
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
Thank you for sharing lucky guy.. I wish you all the best.thank you for sharing,cheers.....
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@bmorehouse1 (1028)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I am light skinned and have not experienced the prejudice that darjer skinned peole have. I personally think a dark skin tone is beautiful! I have always leaned toward darker skinned, dark haired people over light skinned, light haired people. Don't ask me why - I really don't know. You are absolutely right though - its whats inside that counts. Unfortunately though, most people look at the outside before they see anything else. Best wishes!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
Thank you for sharing bmorehouse ,I like the way look at people Best wishes for you,have great day and cheers...
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• Canada
29 Jul 08
I happen to prefer a guy that is darker skined. I am white myself and I enjoy tanning so I become darker. I find dark skin or olive skin to be very sexy. I really don't like guys that are pasty white. However, it all depends on the person as well. If physical attraction and emotional attraction are not there, then the person is not attractive in my eyes no matter the skin colour.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
You are absolutely right liltunergirl Thank you for sharing,have great day and cheers...
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@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
29 Jul 08
i agree with you. every shade is beautiful. here in south africa, there are much more dark people than light, and when i look at people on the street, i wonder why they dont become models. i am a believer in inner beauty anyway. but when it comes to outer beauty, i think it depends on how people take care of themselves. soap and water is cheap.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
I agree with you Zorrogirl thank you for sharing...have a great day and cheers....
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@tina2696 (127)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Darker skin is definitley more attractive! I get compliments in the summer on how good I look or how nice my tan is but in the winter I get nothing.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
You are beautiful no matter what tina ...thank you for sharing,good day and cheers...
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@AshleyHasan (1024)
• India
29 Jul 08
I dont think dark skin is less attractive , beauty lies with in your heart and the way your behave. We should agree to the fact they are so many people who are darker in color but looks very beautiful , if you have good features what ever color you may have you look beautiful. I am wheatish and I love my skin color.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
Keep it up AshleyHasan ..thank you for sharing have a great day and cheers...
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@ShepherdSpy (8561)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
29 Jul 08
Personally speaking,I have white skin,Dark hair and Blue Eyes,what could be described as "Celtic" colouring.(I live in Ireland) I don't have a preference for the level of pigmentation in skin that I like,I just like attractive skin!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
Thank you for sharing SheperdSpy,Keep it up!Have a great day and cheers...
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@momathome (475)
• Canada
29 Jul 08
I don't think skin colour makes a person less or more attractive at all. It's how the person takes care of themselves on the inside and out. My skin is fair to medium colour. I personally wish my skin was a little darker that is only my preference not that I think it would make me more attractive but a tan would be nice.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
Thank you for sharing momathome Have great day and cheers...
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
29 Jul 08
I personally find darker skin more physically attractive. Who the person is enhances that attraction. Even though I am caucasian, I have darker skin and will get a tan walking across a parking lot. At the end of summer, I'll get asked for ID to make sure I'm not Mexican.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
30 Jul 08
You are Vladilyich,who cares about skin tone,that's just a materialistic thing.What really counts is skin deep.Thank you for sharing.Have great day and cheers..
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@deebomb (15317)
• United States
29 Jul 08
It would be a very boring world if we all the exact same eye shape and skin color. Kids can be so cruel to anyone that is the slightest bit different. I was made fun of when I first started wearing glasses but it was so good to be able to see that I didn't let it bother me. My skin color is a very light or maybe what is called white. I always wanted to have a nice tan but instead I always burn. I long for the day when we all can see past the skin color and just see the person and how lovable they are.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
29 Jul 08
you are absolutely right deebomb,thank you for sharing my friend.cheers...
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