World's sexiest people are Irish and Armenian, says new study

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
The nationalities of popular celebs Kim Kardashian (Armenian), left, and Jamie Dornan (Irish) are thought to influence online dating preferences.

Which country produces the most attractive-looking people? A new study says that people of Armenian and Irish descent are considered to the most desired among online daters.

Travel dating website, MissTravel, compiled the dating preferences of its American users to find which nationalities men and women were most attracted to.

The sexiest nationalities for women, based on preferences of 44,873 men:

10. Lebanese

9. Bulgarian

8. Filipina

7. Brazilian

6. Australian

5. English

4. Colombian

3. American

2. Barbadian/Bajan

1. Armenian

The sexiest nationalities for men, based on preferences of 66,309 men:

10. Spanish

9. Danish

8. Nigerian

7. Italian

6. Scottish

5. English

4. American

3. Pakistani

2. Australian

1. Irish

The results may be surprising, though MissTravel believes there to be a correlation between the men's tastes and popular celebrities such as Kim Kardashian (Armenian) and Rihanna (Bajan), who each command millions of rabid followers on Instagram. On the flip side, 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan (Irish) and Marvel's God of Thunder, Chris Hemsworth (Australian) are believed to have influenced the female's preferences.