When I was a kid I had white blonde hair, the lightest possible. Over time it has darkened but I’ve maintained my blonde color. Throughout the years, girlfriends with brunette hair would make comments that men are attracted more to blondes. I figured it was a stereotype and not really true.
However, I did some research that shows blonde haired women might have a slight advantage in the dating pool. Research from the University of California found that blonde hair is a sign of fitness. Based on evolution, men are attracted to blondes because it’s easier to see problems in light hair and skin. The Independent reported, “according to research out of the University of California, the answer is that blonde hair, like the peacock’s tail or the rooster’s bright-red plumage, is a sign of fitness. The evolutionary reason why men are attracted to blondes is that the hair and skin colour make it easier to spot problems. Anaemia, jaundice, skin infections, cyanosis (a sign of heart disease) and some other conditions, are, these researchers say, much easier to detect in fair-skinned individuals than in brunettes.”
Current dating research also backs up the blonde dating preference showing that 3% of men are more likely to opt for a blonde over a brunette if they were given the choice. The survey analyzed what people seek for the perfect date. The data also showed that 27% of men prefer curvy women. The Mirror reported, “The report by dating site Twoo.com said that both men and women would choose an attractive face over a great body with the most important features being eyes and the smile.”
Although blondes may have a slight dating advantage, there are so many factors in attraction and compatibility that I don’t give too much credence to the research finding that 3% of men are more likely to opt for a blonde over a brunette. Be yourself, hair color and all to find your mate. The beauty is in the nuances and differences that make us unique and sexy. Stick with what is truly reflective of you.
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