By Shelley Marsden
Irish women are among some of the best looking in the world, according to the latest ranking by an international dating website.
Females from Ireland have now reached the top ten of the world’s best-looking nationalities status by dating website BeautifulPeople.com.
Despite the success of Irish females, Irish men were ranked as the globe’s third ugliest.
Only 12 percent of Irish men who applied to join the dating site had their profiles accepted last year.
To gain entry to the club a potential member applies with a photo and brief profile. Over 48 hours, existing members of the opposite sex vote whether or not to let them in or not. Options are ‘Yes definitely’, ‘Hmm yes, O.K’, ‘Hmm no, not really’ and ‘NO Definitely NOT’.
Swedish men were ranked the most handsome at 65 percent, followed by Brazil at 42 percent and Denmark at 40 percent.
Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com said: “Irish women have had the biggest move up the rankings, going from 14th place at 19% accepted in 2011 to a very impressive tenth place, at 23%, last year.
He added: “Although Irish men are still represented as the third ugliest country in the world for men, the fact that they come in above their English counterparts does offer a small consolation.”