I admit it, I love Australian men. I can't help it. There is something about them that I find attractive.
That said, the most attractive guy I have ever met was Canadian from Montreal.
The men with whom I have been involved have been American - and we are talking baseball and apple pie, slightly southern, only slightly tall, and as stubborn as am I. They open doors, sincerely care about my well being, love their mothers, and do not hold back when it comes to debating and discussing anything and everything.
I love my American guys, but there is something about the Ausi man that makes my heart beat a little faster; my tongue tie in knots; and I have this uncontrollable desire to... giggle.
Yes, I have met my share of Australian men, so this is not some romantic notion that is not based in reality. I still have family in Australia and have visited the land down under. And if you think it is a down under thing, you would be incorrect, I have family in New Zealand as well and have visited, I do not find the men to be as attractive.
SO I wonder, what could it be about these men? It could be that the Ausi men I have met and befriended were the cream of the crop. Attractive, mannered, fun loving, quick witted, and charming in a boyish way. They were well traveled, well read, and yet, very Australian. Oh, and They worked hard, but they didn't live to work (which is something Americans need to learn). And wow, could these guys play!
Or... it could be the accent, though I do like a good Scottish brogue as well.
Perhaps it is that they are a bit more rough around the edges, less polished? Kind of that "bad boy" or Dangerous" side that many women are drawn to, but these guys are not necessarily dangerous.
Perhaps it is that they know when to stop working and start playing? They know how to balance life with work?
And maybe it is more about Australia itself - its beaches, open spaces, diversity, fabulous tropical fruit, exotic mystique absent from US shores, the rainforests, islands, miles upon miles of land. It's lack of people, its unusual animals, its natural wonders (does this include the men?). It is a country unlike any other. Each country has its own character; much to love and yet other aspects that aren't so great. Australia is no different. And yet, I fell in love with it and would return in a heart beat. ,
Perhaps the answer to my question is simply that I am drawn to the country itself and see the men as being the embodiment of all the mystery that is Australia.