Originally Posted by modern_leifeng
The people in Beijing are typically very warm and easy to get along with, at least compared to southerners, plus for my money, northern girls are much better (taller, prettier) than their southern counterparts, especially those from Dongbei and Beijing, nothing sexier than a Beijing accent, then again, I married a Beijing girl, so I'm partial...
Yes, I guess it all depends what perspective you're coming from. I think most of the culture inside
Asia often tends to prefer women who are the most Caucasian-looking possible without actually being White, which is why Northern Asians who have white skin and are taller tend to be standard for modeling, etc. Japan for instance used to hold very narrow-eyed women as the ideal (evidenced in historical paintings), but that has changed to round-eyed models being the norm, and they will fiercely reject any notion that they're trying to 'look white.' I think this all comes to the disadvantage of Southern Chinese and all Southeast Asians.. whose natural beauty is disregarded by other Asians because they have a flat nose or darker skin or are shorter. Caucasians themselves however, who visit the region or whatever, invariably think the Southerners or SE Asians are the most beautiful and the Northerners appear 'boring', much to the surprise of the natives. In the end, a culture is just attracted to whatever is the most 'exotic' looking, so it's all relative.