Swimwear supermodel Bar Refaeli probably helped tip the scales in favour of Tel Aviv- which has been voted one of the sexiest cities in the world.
The Israeli city is number 10 in a Traveller’s Digest list of the “Cities with the Best Looking Men” and seven for the world’s hottest women.
The magazine describes how "local cuties flaunt their fit bodies - made all the better by their year-round tans- at any of the numerous beaches and cafés found on the 10-mile seaside strip. In the evenings, you’ll find these guys dancing the night away at the trendiest venues in town. Reputed to be opinionated but ultimately marriage–minded, you could do worse."
Israeli women are beautiful but fierce, warns the magazine, reminding men thinking of “pulling a fast-one” that women are army-trained. "Israel has some very beautiful women; there's just something about dark features and green eyes that is exotic and appealing.
"Tel Aviv is the focal point of Israel's youth culture and nightlife scene, so it makes sense that the most beautiful girls in the country can be found lounging on the city's Mediterranean beaches and in its happening night spots.”
London graces neither of the top ten lists, the best men come from Stockholm, New York, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Madrid, Berlin and Milan. The most beautiful women in the world are in Kiev, followed by Stockholm, New York, Buenos Aires, Varna, Moscow, Amsterdam, Seoul and Montreal.