Apparently, gentlemen prefer blondes. Or at least this is what we’ve been taught by Hollywood, from the movie of same name to the fact that most of the time when a lead cheats on his wife, he goes for a buxom blonde. But while that may be the case for men, women don’t really see blonde guys as quite a catch. In fact, a recent study found that when it comes to dating, women prefer men with brown hair.
According to the study by the dating website, WhatsYourPrice.com, blonde men don’t fair very well on the dating scene. Of the more than 145,000 male members, it was found that in June and July, blonde guys had the least amount of dates, compared to men with other hair color. Even the ginger boys are doing better than blonde guys. But why is this the case?
“There are certain stereotypes that blondes unfortunately can’t escape,” says Brandon Wade, founder and CEO of WhatsYourPrice.com. “As the old saying goes ‘blondes have more fun.’ Those who are taking their dating life seriously are probably steering away from this type of guy for fear that they are just looking for a summer fling.”
Women are looking for the real deal, and in their eyes, blonde men aren’t offering more than a short-term thing. But that’s not where the assumptions based on hair color stop. Here are five other things that WhatsYourPrice.com learned from their study about men and their hair color.
1. Women Prefer Men With Brown Hair Most
Although brown hair is the most common, for women, the familiarity of it must have something to do with the allure. According to the study, men with brown hair average 10 dates a month, compared to blonde guys who average only three.
2. Gentlemen With Black Hair Also Score Highly
While black hair isn’t as common as brown hair, there is definitely an added appeal of mystery that comes with it. It may not be as high as the average of 10 dates a month that guys with brown hair are scoring, but at an average of seven a month, it’s not too bad.
3. Women Would Rather Date An Older Man Over A Blonde
Although there are some men who go prematurely grey, a la Anderson Cooper, the majority of men with grey hair are definitely on the older side, but that matters not to women. When it comes down to accepting a date with an older gent with grey hair or someone closer in age who happens to be a blonde, women choose the grey hair lads, giving them an average of six dates per month.
4. Even Redhead Are More Acceptable Than Blondes
Maybe this one is because we’re all in love in with Prince Harry? No matter what the case redheads average four dates a month. It may be just barely above blondes at three, but it’s still more.
5. Women Are More Likely To Dance With Dark Haired Men
According to a study by the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, while men are more likely to approach a blonde woman in a club to dance, women are more likely to say yes to men with dark hair. Yes, it’s that hard out there for blonde men; so maybe it’s time to pick up some hair dye, guys?
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