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Do I look Polish? (my picture)


Dirk diggler 9 | 4,676
25 Jan 2021 #271
I personally don't think you look Polish... Eastern European, but I don't really see the "typical" Polish features. Maybe closer to Ukranian or Romanian or Balkan or something...
LostSoul 3 | 84
25 Jan 2021 #272
Maybe closer to Ukranian or Balkan or something...

@Dirk diggler
Balkan is pretty close. Ukrainians are blond, I think, but maybe I'm wrong
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,676
25 Jan 2021 #273
Not necessarily. There's a ton of Ukranians in Poland and at least from what I've seen they tend to be more brunette than blonde, but with light eye color. I don't really look like a typical Pole either even though both of my parents are 100% Polish.
LostSoul 3 | 84
25 Jan 2021 #274
@Dirk diggler
I think I also look Hungarian, though I don't have any known Hungarian roots.

Romanian

Yeah, also pretty close. Polish Gorals are apparently of Vlach descent, from what I've read. My surname actually suggests some Romanian descent, even though it ends with "-owicz"
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,676
25 Jan 2021 #275
-owicz

Yeah thats what my last name ends with also
LostSoul 3 | 84
25 Jan 2021 #276
Shame that the moderators merged my photos onto this thread, I could have more fun with those.

Oh, somebody deleted my photos. Well, never mind, I'm gonna have some fun with it, later.
LostSoul 3 | 84
25 Jan 2021 #277
Anyway, I posted those photos on Unsee, on purpose.
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,676
25 Jan 2021 #278
Probably because the mods don't like personal info on here... there's been cases in the past with stalkers so maybe its just a precaution on their part.. idk...
LostSoul 3 | 84
25 Jan 2021 #279
@Dirk diggler
Yeah, that is a good reason for doing that. Ok, I have what I wanted, though. Thanks.
Just leave the messages that were written to me about my look. I like re-reading them from time to time.
mafketis 29 | 9,522
25 Jan 2021 #280
Ukrainians are blond, I think, but maybe I'm wrong

Ukrainians in Poland mostly blend in visually (there are a few that stand out through dress or physical features but over 90% they're indistinguishable from Poles... until they open their mouths).
dolnoslask 6 | 3,074
25 Jan 2021 #281
I have what I wanted, though.

I hope it has been positive for you, I have A Polish friend who looks similar to you, I can't post her picture here for safety sake.

The moderator has responded to you in random chat, your pics were removed for safety.
LostSoul 3 | 84
25 Jan 2021 #282
@dolnoslask
I know, I read the mod's message on "random chat" much earlier. Thanks.
Yes, it was pretty positive to me. No worries.
LostSoul 3 | 84
26 Jan 2021 #283
@Dirk diggler
@dolnoslask

Poles who have it tend to have one that's thing and bony, not wide and fleshy.

After a couple of centimetres it Goes down like a bit of a slope, I have one

The thing that you both were talking about is probably "boxy tip". Google that. Allegedly a lot of Slavic people have a rounded tip like that.
kaprys 3 | 2,498
27 Jan 2021 #284
I have googled dorsal hump and Bob Hope - had a look at the noses and don't think either is 'typically' Polish.
Most Ukrainians I have met here don't look much differently than Poles.
Peoples of Europe have been mixing for centuries. There are Germanic, Balkan, Scottish, Jewish (and many more) traces among present day Poles. Some are tall, some are short, some are stocky, some are slender. Certain features may look more familiar but that's all.
LostSoul 3 | 84
27 Jan 2021 #285
had a look at the noses and don't think either is 'typically' Polish.

You have never seen my photo, though. Mods deleted it for my safety.
kaprys 3 | 2,498
27 Jan 2021 #286
@LostSoul
There are no typical Polish noses; )
And seriously don't post your photos here.
LostSoul 3 | 84
27 Jan 2021 #287
And seriously don't post your photos here.

I did it through the website called "unsee.cc". It was there for a quite short time, though.
Tell those people, who sent their photos on this thread, please, they need to be safe.
LostSoul 3 | 84
2 Feb 2021 #288
@Atch @dolnoslask @mafketis @Dirk diggler

I'm afraid I would have to do the DNA test for my heritage, yet it's so expensive and there is a conspiracy that your organs might be sold, if you take the DNA test.

I'm allegedly of Polish noble descent, as my mother said (Pobóg coat of arms), but I'm not certain about the rest, later I'm gonna tell you all the details, if you respond me.
jon357 67 | 16,870
2 Feb 2021 #289
there is a conspiracy that your organs might be sold, if you take the DNA test.

Conspiracy theories are rubbish; nobody sells your organs. DNA tests aren't perfect though; any information they give you is dependent on the number of customers any given service has from a particular ethnicity.

That means they can sometimes be very specific and they can sometimes be very vague.
LostSoul 3 | 84
2 Feb 2021 #290
@jon357
Look at that comment section.
Not saying I believe them, though.

youtu.be/b1prSxRMBaw
jon357 67 | 16,870
2 Feb 2021 #291
Worth actively disbelieving them. People just make stuff up online.
LostSoul 3 | 84
2 Feb 2021 #292
This guy, despite being right-wing, has an interesting take on DNA tests.

youtu.be/HaoFfpHYyMo
dolnoslask 6 | 3,074
2 Feb 2021 #293
I'm allegedly of Polish noble descent, as my mother said

Why don't you accept what your mother said?

Look into your heart there you ill find the answer if you are Polish or not.
Atch 16 | 3,322
3 Feb 2021 #294
later I'm gonna tell you all the details, if you respond me.

I must say that when I saw your first post a few days ago about whether you looked Polish, I assumed you were American and interested in your ancestry. Since then, I've realised that you actually are Polish but you want to know if you're 'truly' Polish, as in your ethnicity, is that right? What I'm still not clear on, is whether you are upset or worried in some way that you might not be 100% 'Polish' or whether you're just interested. I can't see any reason to be upset about having a bit of a mix in your genes.

As for people stealing your organs, how could that happen? Do you mean the testers sell your data to governments who put it in a database and then if you go to hospital for a routine procedure they snatch a kidney while you're under anaesthetic? Can't see that happening in the developed world. I know China has a reputation for that sort of thing, but I reckon you're ok in Poland.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,397
5 Feb 2021 #295
I can't see any reason to be upset about having a bit of a mix in your genes.

I can't think of any human "pure breed" these days. That was possible in the times when groups of people lived for thousands of years in perfect isolations from other groups.
jon357 67 | 16,870
5 Feb 2021 #296
I can't think of any human "pure breed" these days

Probably the North Sentinelese; however even they came from somewhere else.

In the crossroads of Europe, people have DNA from a very wide area. Having said that, what does "pure" even mean?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
6 Feb 2021 #297
what does "pure" even mean?

I always get confused by this, as Poland started as the unification of many tribes to begin with.
LostSoul 3 | 84
6 Feb 2021 #298
@delphiandomine @jon357 @Ziemowit @Atch @dolnoslask

Thanks for responses.
I don't want to come off, as someone having particular leftist delusions, because I'm a centrist (I hate both left and right), but there are four issues:

- Poland is seen by mainstream media as a racist country, on top of that, many foreigners have that stereotype of Poles being blond-haired and blue-eyed.

- In Poland sometimes hate crimes happen, I think it's merely minority doing that, but minorities are oftentimes the most vocal about their views.

- I was always curious about my family's history, what they did, whether they were peasants or noblemen (I think I have some significant complexes about being peasant here, because village heritage is still badly seen in Poland, as they are "backwards" and voting for PiS all the time.

- Some Polish people, upon seeing people like e.g. Julia Wieniawa, Urszula Dudziak (singer) or some celebrity that posseses some exotic look, they assume they are Jewish and the hate comments are sometimes visible on Interia, WP, Pudelek etc.

So, that's why I act like this, like I'm afraid of something. A lot of mainstream media have been telling that Poland is close to Nazi Germany with such views (those are not my views, as I incredibly hate far-leftists), but yeah, in Poland there are certain bad vibes.

Oh goodness... I wrote a lot about that.

This guy apparently has a lot of complexes due to his exotic look.
Polish required.

youtu.be/fSRXRao6_yc
jon357 67 | 16,870
6 Feb 2021 #299
This guy apparently has a lot of complexes

He doesn't look especially exotic though.

I wonder why it's such an issue for him.
LostSoul 3 | 84
6 Feb 2021 #300
What I'm still not clear on, is whether you are upset or worried in some way

I'm curious actually about whether I'm mixed or not, I think the First Polish Republic used to be diverse and I'm kinda longing for that.

But I don't know, what other people would think of it.


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