Well, when i first moved to France i had ALL the girls coming up to talk to me (didn't get far with my little french). They were mostly very very attractive as well. Turns out that they just looked at me like i was an Alien from a different planet, typical way to treat an immigrant. Now i actually have some sympathy for all the foreigners that go to Wales when they're given a hard time because they come from a different country, people can be so thoughtless sometimes.
But that was just my experience which is slightly different to yours. I really wouldn't listen to a guy who doesn't have a bloody clue about girls (i.e me)