I'm a natural redhead and I'm really pale. I can't wear shorts,tank tops, and sometimes t-shirts because I feel too insecure.
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it is really a preference, its not one or the other. Some people find tan skin more attractive then pale and other find pale to be more attractive.
For me it doesn't really make a difference both can be attractive. Their are way more things important and appealing then a persons skin tone.
Historically, pale skin is deemed more attractive just due to the fact that it indicates they\ person is 'wealthy' because he doesn't hang out around the sun often, therefore he is more likely to hold a white color job, a company executive or a position in an office. link
however a person with tan skin, is more likely to single off that he is a construction worker or some other hard labor related work due to a lot of exposure to sun which therefore causes the skin to be darker.
in recent years, tan skin has been considered more attractive because it seems that a person has a lot of money and is vacationing often which causes their skin to be tan. therefore companies started to promoting fake tans. Which gives off that vibe "i just came back from a vacation" and that seems to increase the sexual appeal for humans. link
but we all know that its not true skin tone passes through genetics in most cases.
its the media f***ing with our heads :)3