Brain Post: The Science Behind Why Men Prefer Blondes:


Marilyn Monroe skiing on sand in Nevada

Marilyn Monroe skiing on sand in Nevada

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There’s been a lot of speculation on this topic over the centuries.  Many of the brilliant -ologies of our society have tried to explain this very simple phenomenon:  “Why do men prefer blondes.”  There are guys who will always say that they prefer brunettes, or red heads, or black haired gals, but a girl with bright blonde hair is still going to make him double take.

So, why?  Why is it that blondes demand this attention from men?  Well, the best reason we’ve seen lies in human evolution.  And yes, human evolution is behind nearly everything we humans do.

Marilyn turned heads

Marilyn turned heads

The main reason why men prefer blondes is hidden deep in our subconscious.  So deep, in fact, that we have no access to the reasoning, yet the reasoning has full access to us.

Pin up blonde from the 50s

Pin up blonde from the 50s

Blonde women generally have light skin.  Light skin shows defects more easily than darker, more pigmented skin.  Thus, when choosing a mate, light skin gives us an advantage.  With one look, we can quickly determine if the blonde female has any diseases that are visible via the skin.  If a female mate has a disease that is visible through the skin, that disease could lead to infertility and that is a big no-no for reproduction.  Don’t forget folks, it’s all about fertility and reproduction.  Not to sound base, but there are only 2 things that matter in this world:  sex and eating.

“In summary, I suggest that gentlemen prefer blondes in order to enable them to detect the early signs of parasitic infestation [disease] and aging – both of which indirectly reduce fertility and offspring viability.” – Dr. V.S. Ramachandran

Marilyn bear attack

Marilyn bear attack.  Don’t see any disease here.

Another talked about reason why men prefer blondes is that they show signs of aging more easily.  Men are more attracted to women who are young (think fertile) than women who are old, so if a gal is giving men an easy way to decipher her age, they’re gonna like that.

“Again, I suggest that blondes might be preferred not only because the signs of aging occur earlier, but also because the signs are easier to detect in them.”Dr. V.S. Ramachandran

Marilyn "skied"

Marilyn “skied”

Thus, a blonde girl is a potential mate that can quickly be examined and cleared for many of the hideous diseases that have plagued humans over the millennia and we can check her age more easily at the same time.  Hence, men’s affinity for blonde women.  Does it work in reverse?  Do women prefer blonde men?  Probably.  And probably for the same reasons.

Marilyn love snow in downtown Chicago.

Marilyn love snow in downtown Chicago.

So now you know at least a little more about why blondes turn heads.  Thanks science.

Comment(s): 67

    1. Anonymous

      This does explain a lot. It explains jealousy of creepy dudes that go for girls that are way out of their league and waste everybody’s time and strategize themselves to be better people but are racist and think money can buy happiness. There is probably a scale for how these preferential hair colors and schemes work and it’s so obvious but nobody talks about it. Womanizers ruin our society. They don’t communicate with their mouth and are terrible buffoons. Stay in your own race and stop trying to be something you’re not if your a pylon with no friends. I can’t stand pathetic leaches that are fake losers with no real education or social skills. It’s all relative. It’s cocky self righteous guys that only have a taste for pathetic and superficial things and then become illiterate when they’ve found it to sugar coat their unwarranted desires to others. Population growth is ruining the earth and killing the fun of life. My rant is out there and done.

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      1. Kate

        Anonymous, what are you on about?? jealousy of creepy dudes and racism, this is an article on hair colour preference and possibly why men prefer blondes. Men who are creeps, racist and and and are not created by blonde women, some men are just that way.

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    2. Michael

      The only thing that makes sense is: “Not to sound base, but there are only 2 things that matter in this world: sex and eating.” I agree with that, anything else does not make sense. If it is all about hair, then there is only one explanation, blonde hair seem to stand out in a Crowd, or easily noticed as being different and, in addition, there are fewer blonde women than they are brunettes. (Easily noticeable and Fewer in number, easily make men to double take on a blonde girl). Imagine a place where every woman was blonde or most of them were blondes. Will men react the same way to each blonde girl they see? Absolutely not. It is about supply and demand. Generally there are fewer blondes than brunettes, and as I earlier said, blonde hair is easily noticeable and immediately perceived as being different hence the engagement. POINT is, reverse the scenario, MORE Blondes and LESS brunettes. Men will start paying attention to Brunettes even though the blonde hair is still easily noticeable, because the prevalent factor kicks in. Men, in nature likes challenges, getting a Blonde girl in this case will be too easy vs getting a brunette girl.

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  1. Brian

    A Very good attempt at explaining this however what about asian people with extremely light skin – sometimes even whiter than caucasian people. This rule doesn’t seem to apply the same? I Mean you can have a black haired person with extremely white skin. It still doesn’t apply.

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    1. Grace

      I think that’s a different subject entirely, this article was most probably written from a Caucasian persons perspective. Also, although their are many black hair w/ pale skin people out there who are also considered favorable I don’t know any “blondes” born this dark skin.

      -Hope this helped (although I may be wrong -I’m just a student)

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      1. JOHN BROCK

        OJ Simpson’s daughter has amazingly blond hair with tan, not black, skin, naturally.

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  2. Maria

    You could at least choosed a natural blonde instead of a brunette to back up your theory. Marilyn Monroe was a gorgeous woman and a natural brunette.

    Basically you are trying to say that men prefer blondes but you are actually saying that the prefer light skin color…

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  3. nicole

    I had platinum blonde hair. I just turned it auburn red for my b.f.. I get much less attention now as I did with my natural blonde hair. No body does second looks any more. I want to go back to platinum again. I hate the red. Ill never change again for any one but me. Blondes do have more fun and get more attention. I feel like I don’t shine like I did as a blonde. I have green eyes so I looked HOT. I want to be blonde .all my friends thought I looked good as a blonde.

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    1. ThatBlondeGirl

      I agree with you, I was born a blonde and am still a platinum blonde at 46. All through my life my blonde hair got me more men and more head turns than any of my friends, and as a scientist and researcher blonde women do not age faster nor can you tell if the woman has a parasitic infection LOL crazy researcher from back in the day with no studies replicated. Parasitic infections can be so micoscopic or remain inside the individuals body that you cannot detect it. only through blood tests and stool samples can we detect this disease! As far as sex is concerned, I have found that Blonde women are more adventerous in bed and in general are extremely sexual and sensual (See, DiPalma, et al. 2005, Journal of sexuality) or look up on Pubmed. Most Men do prefer blondes, in fact Blondes are known to be well educated, not STUPID, and take very good care of their bodies and skin (we see ourselves with an advantage and it is true, I have never gotten a ticket because of my Blonde hair and green eyes! Men look at females with Blonde hair as arm candy and are proud to be with a hot female too make their peers jealous and others jealous! If you would like to read more about this topic, please go to PubMed.com and type in DiPalma, JA So in the end blondes definitely have more fun, they are more fun and most dark haired-men prefer them and Blonde females prefer Dark haired men!

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  5. Sass

    Then wouldn’t this mean that brunettes would have disappeared from the human population ages ago due to selection? And in locations where blondes were not in existence until modern times, wouldn’t the males have aggressively sought to migrate to places where they did at all costs? thus dark haired and dark skinned people wouldn’t represent 95% of the worlds current population? That’s the problem with trying to attribute every modern day trend to some evolutionary basis — the logic hits a dead end sooner or later.

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    1. Charles

      Because Blonde hair is recessive, while brown hair is dominant. In fact, I would argue that the logic shown is sound because otherwise the blonde population would probably have died out by now.

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      1. elio

        Your argument is invalid. Saying that 95% of world population are brunette because blonde hair is recessive and dark/brown hair is dominant, that would imply that all human population is a result from blonde and dark hair genes and the dark haired genes prevailed and they ended up with dark hair. The reason why are there so few blondes in the world is because they appeared(through mutation) in a very small area in the world comprising a selected group in northern europe(germanic people from southern sweden, norway, denmark, the netherlands and northern germany) and spreading to other areas further south and east (central and eastern europe). If blonde hair mutation would have been generalized … and woukd have pooped up in whole europe, americas, asia and africa …blonde hair despite being recessive would be far more common worldwide than Its today…. Lets take a visit at the countries where blonde mutation ocuured ( souther sweden/norway, denmark , netherlands, northern germany,etc) and you will see despite blonde hair being recessive most of its population are naturally blond and even most of the brunette ones have clear traces of blondism. Afterall blonde hair isnt as recessive as it seems… Also you miss a point… in many countries kids are blondes (usually) but adults are nearly always brown/black haired… Its the case of the english speaking countries like the US, Australia and the UK. That shows that genes change ..some are activated during the lifecourse. ITS FAR more complicated than what we think.

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  6. Joan

    Blonde hair represents youth to most men because there are not many natural blondes over a certain age. Therefore, men subconsciously feel that if they are with a blonde woman, they too are younger by association. Its the same reason why men love a fast car. They might drive an SUV, or a Minivan, but most would prefer a Porsche or a Mercedes. Speed makes them feel young.

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    1. elio

      Its clear you never been to countries like finland, sweden,norway, denmark, netherlands, germany or iceland…. I know many adult blondes from those countries.. both men and women who got full blonde hair before turning gray. I Also know several eastern europeans and baltic people the same way. IT MIGHT not be common in anglosphere and latin/romanic countries though.

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  7. K.M.

    A lot of men prefer blondes, IMHO, because at a glance they appear more feminine, innocent, submissive, gentler, kinder, youthful, and appear more easygoing and pleasant (as opposed to dramatic, like brunettes or fiery redheads). And it’s not sexist or an unfair advantage – straight men are usually, surprisingly, attracted to feminine qualities! I’m a 5’2″ brunette; if I go out in a floral top or a summery dress or even a baby pink top (as opposed to my usual band t-shirt and jeans), I get a lot more men holding doors open for me and tend to make more eye contact/smile at me.

    When we’re around strangers, we tend to scan them quickly to assess them as friendly or possible threats, and blondes just appear to be the symbol of femininity to many because of their natural, softer qualities. Let us not over-simplify this, though. Men do have a type they either prefer or will like considerably less, whether they admit it or not. My white fiancé only recently admitted to me that he’s always preferred brunettes, particularly Latinas, but felt they may be too intense or dramatic and write him off as too vanilla for them to date, so he only pursued people in his own race.

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  8. Brian

    This was obviously written by a blonde with bit of a blonde bias. Blondes are a weaker, recessive gene. They are more prone to skin cancer and eye disorders. Ask any doctor. It is not true that men prefer blonde. They may get more attention because of the brightness of their hair but not because it looks better. It would be the same as seeing a shiny black sports car next to a old yellow car, you may still notice the yellow car first but not because it’s better. Most blonde women have a superiority complex, and this article proves this. Try to be more humble and down to earth, like brunettes.

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    1. anonymous

      @Brian anyone with fair skin is at risk of skin cancer not just blondes & I know many brunettes that have rotten , bitchy personalities

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    2. Adam

      Hmm your hate genes are showing here. Don’t confuse the fake Hollywood bottle blondes with the real deal. Most natural blondes age quite well and are highly intelligent. Go to any of the Nordic countries, eastern European countries, etc. and you will easily find an intelligent highly educated beautiful blonde. You need to get out more. By the way the most wrinkled women I’ve ever seen were brunettes.

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      1. elio

        Women from the anglosphere are almost always natural brunettes once they pass teenages. Most of those bitchy blondes with superiority complex are the rotten blondes from the anglosphere (US, UK,Australia, Canada, etc) who believe they are superior for something they even didnt have by nature lol. Natural blondes have usually softer personalities and are more down to earth/sweet and shy. Try having a conversation with real blondes from europe.. norwegian, danish, dutch, german, swedish, icelandic, finnish, czech, belgian,etc… and you will notice how humble they are. Fake blondes dye their hair and the next day they notice how much more attention they get and suddenly they become 100 times more selective with men. Lol. Thats the huge difference between entitled fake blondes from the anglosphere and natural blondes from Mainland Europe/scandinavia.

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    3. Luis

      I think blond and I think Fox News yuck. My last girlfriend was blond. She was the only republican/conservative I had ever gone out with. I was attracted to her face, eyes, and body. I’m a brunette type of guy and seem to be attracted to Asian and black women the most. Maybe cause I’m Hispanic and those are exotic? Blond just seems so boring and republican. Based on my experience of… one, yeah blond women (especially republican) do tend to have a superiority complex. I asked her what she thought of me when she first met me. She said she thought I was nice but was not interested because she thought I was like a plumber, landscape, blue collar guy. Why? I dress well. I make good money as an aerospace engineer, but she just assumed I was something else because I’m Hispanic. I thought it was very curious that she would always compare us and our dancing to other people and talk about how we were the cutest couple or the best dancers there.

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  9. Coleen

    There is alot of mean things said about blondes in the last year on the websites. That men prefer brunettes. What they don’t realize is the there are many more brunettes than blondes so of course men are going to wind up more with a brunette than a blonde. If there are two blondes and 20 brunettes in a room maybe the personality of the blondes is not what he wants and maybe he gets it on better with one of the brunettes. To go strickly on hair color is ridiculous.

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  10. anonymous

    The following celebrities are NATURAL BLONDES !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Angelina Jolie ( she dyes it brunette )

    christina hendricks ( she dyes it red )

    leighton meester ( she dyes it brunette)

    sofia vergara ( she dyes it brunette ) sofia vergara said she’s a natural blonde and that she dyes it brunette to look more stereotypically Latina for the show modern family.

    Olivia wilde ( she dyes it brunette )

    Dita von teese ( she dyes it brunette )

    Katy Perry ( she dyes it brunette )

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  11. -A

    To the last comment . Anyone can be bitchy not just brunettes ? &’ what’s this with blondes having fair skin ? Every blonde I know had real tan skin &’ almost white hair &’ the guys would choose them over me any day . I’m fair skinned , I have natural black hair , &’ hazel eyes . I get a lot of attention from guys til a blonde walks by . Them I’m history .

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    1. Anonymous

      Dark hair and light eyes? Sounds beautiful, but as a natural blonde, I have to say that it seems that no one like blondes anymore.. I think men just like women-fair, dark, blonde, brunette. I can tell you one thing for sure- when I have dated a guy that preferred brunettes, I dumped him because it made me too insecure

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  12. Anonymous

    I am pretty sure most woman prefer black haired guys, and red head guys, and a dark brown haired guy too.

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    1. Ali

      I love a red head boy *-* and no blonde, black or brown haired guy would be able to take my eyes off him. I truly don’t love him for his hair color, I love his hair color because I love him. Before I met him, I’d never found in hair color any fascination. But his rad hair suddenly became the most beautiful hair in the world. The ability to desire which I have as a human being allows me to feel this for him, after I opened my heart because I love him. Nonetheless, right now it’s truly sad how people listen more to their instinctive pleasures than to their heart.

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  13. Grace

    I think there are just too many variables for this article to be accurate, it really depends on where and how you where raised. If, for example, you were raised in a house consisting of only brunettes or the only people you admired just happened to be brunettes you would most probably grow up to prefer brunettes. However, it’s not just blondes and brunettes -if you were Chinese and you were raised in an environment where whenever a black haired girl with dark skin walked by the fact that she was “pretty” was re- enforced onto you by those around you you would most likely prefer someone of that description.
    I did not mean to be racist, I simply used Chinese as an example.
    Also I am blonde however I tried my best not to favor blondes in this reply.

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  14. Anonymous

    Many people have dark hair and extremely light skin.
    Infact, most Caucasians have dark hair.
    This article is nonsensical.

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  15. Brandon Green

    Hello

    Always preferred “busty” brunettes. I am dark haired Caucasian man with hazel eyes
    and muscular (most of the time). Dark haired women are more “exotic”.
    Blondes are a dime a dozen. A busty blonde is so hard to get ( and so probably
    used up) that i never gave them a second glance. Always blondes are attracted to me.
    Real bummer.

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  16. N.A.

    You can all suck out because brunettes are beautiful, and will always be. Although stupid guys pick blondes, the best men choose brunettes. Who ever writes this things has issues with what lies beneath the subconscious.

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  17. Megan

    I’m a blonde but not a natural one. I have dirty blonde hair but highlights. I wish I could be a natural one but im not. but I could pass as a blonde. but im a blonde with highlights just not a natural one. that’s okay cause Madonna and Marylon Monore weren’t natural blondes either.

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  18. Chandi

    Wow, everyone is so biased lol. You can tell the comments that bash on blondes were written by a brunette & the comments bashing on brunettes were written by a blonde. All hair colors can be gorgeous if it goes well on the woman. Of course skin tone, eye color, etc. all play a part in how the hair color appears. I am a natural brunette, I have always had brown or black hair but I have been very blonde for the past few months and I love it. I feel I get the same attention as a blonde as I did with brown or black hair. A lot of things play a part in why I or any women may get a certain amount of attention or “double takes”. For example, eye color, eye shape, her smile, her skin tone or even her personality may be what really attracts to people. If men did prefer women with blonde hair, it is because blonde reminds a person of youth. A lot of children are blonde or have very light hair, as they age, hair generally gets darker. Men like blonde because it reminds them of fertility. Again, all hair colors are beautiful, I’m sure every one of us may have a little bit of a personal preference but that is just opinion, not science.

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  19. Jenny

    I’m a natural brunet and love my hair :) I love all hair colors on other woman if long as it suits their personality, I honestly keep thinking to die my hair back blonde because I do a lot of dumb stuff and talk like a blonde and not smart ahaaa

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  20. Bob Shattuck

    eh, whatever you’re saying . . . I just prefer ‘em on skis ( and kinda cool to see Marilyn doing the sand ski thing! )

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  21. Kay

    This is a stupid info it doesn’t explain nothing but crap if you people agree are hypercritical a d need help there are so many Beautiful Black hairs Katey perry, Kim kardasian there so Beauitful with black hair and plus blond hair makes you look old and if you look closely on a blond there ugly and a bunch of dumbasses they age bad so if the world was only white it will be boring :D

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  22. bnb

    Interesting i suppose but if i am correct men prefer brunettes, despite what our society or the media imposes. ( unless ur in sweden!!!) Lol

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  23. Anonymous

    Oh come on. It doesn’t need science to explain a beautiful girl. Blonde or brunette. But blondes are more rare. That’s the only thing.

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  24. Kay

    No it’s not dumbass Black and Brunette is the best blond girls make them look old but dark hair makes you look fresh and Young :)

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  25. Ana

    I do see a lot of guys prefering blondes over any other type of hair.And I think it is because blonde hair gives this angelic,submissive,kind,bright note,makes the person appear as such-even if though the person is in fact a total bitch,manipulative,etc.With redheads and brunettes one would expect a little bit of intensity, passion, drama, but not with a blonde.You look at a blonde and say “He/she, a drama?Never.They look too angelic for that.”
    Blondes are indeed a fascinating “species”, cause you get to enter this world, where you discover colors of the other person, you didn’t imagine they have.
    I’m a natural dark haired, dyed red, and my ex boyfriend now prefers my blonde ex best friend.His ex, the woman he dated before me,is also blonde.So he prefers blondes.And I’m sure he would’ve prefered it for me to go blonde too…but I like red and my natural hair too much.
    I agree that blondes are awesome however I hate it when a guy I’m totally into will instead date the first blonde he lays eyes on.Brunettes and redheads like to get admiration and atention too.

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  26. Lisa

    Are you guys stupid well if course blinds stand out cause it’s white but guess what not all people like blonds and plus when you look closely on a blond they ted to be ugly sometimes but Dark hair is damn sexy and it makes you look on Point then blonds I use to be a blond until men stop caring so then I turned to dark hair men started asking me out I looked damn good as a dark hair I never went back to blond never again :) So all men out there darker the hair is better you find in sex or pleasure ;)

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  27. jennifer

    Men prefer blondes because like red heads they are rare. The majority of the population is all the same. Black/brown hair and brown or green eyes.

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  28. sami

    I’m a natural blonde, in my 30s and its still bright light blonde. I don’t think men like me more because of ithe, it’s like someone said before it just stands out more. But I do have to admit that I am a bit diditzy sometimes, but I know plenty of brunettes who are too. My IQ is above average at 140, but I am treated like a dumb blonde. I don’t mind because sometimes I am! I have only dated 1 blonde man though, I don’t see many around. .

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  29. Bubbles

    I know many, many ugly blondes with bad skin and cellulite and many, many very attractive brunettes. But yes, the blondes get more attention because their hair is lighter. That’s all. It is good to have an ugly blonde around because the men come to the group then notice the beautiful dark girls.
    And, uh, no, women do not prefer blonde men. LOL.

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  30. KayBug

    I don’t really know what to say I mean I think all women get a lot of attention but I am blonde and have blue eyes but nobody seems to notice or even cared so I don’t really think blondes have most attention. But I don’t know about other blondes.

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  31. Melody

    Ithink it’s because their hair glistens in the sun, it makes them stand out, and their skin appears to glow, it makes them look angelic.(no, I’m not a blonde, but always wanted to be.)

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  32. dc

    Another dumb, biased article. Especially since lighter skinned people are more prone to disease, aging earlier, and acne than darker skinned folks and also because anyone can dye their hair blond nowadays so its no longer rare or special.

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  33. Renee

    First off I don’t agree with this article, I think men are attracted to what they like. I don’t think that the majority of men prefer one type of women over another. Everyone is an individual and they like what they like. Science has nothing to do with what you prefer.

    What I don’t understand is , why men are belittled and considered racist if they are more attracted to lighter blonde women yet society praises them when they proclaim they prefer brunettes and other ethnicities? Also I see the same thing over and over again about how blondes age faster than other people , yet I’m a blonde my family is full of blondes and we all look young. I think that only applies to those that bake themselves in the sun and try to achieve an unnatural tan. And I’ve seen PLENTY of brunettes , Hispanic ,and Asian women that look old before thier time. So that is a bunch of BS.. These articles are just social engineering projects pumping out bogus statistics and skewed studies to the masses.

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  34. @Renee

    “I’ve seen PLENTY of brunettes , Hispanic ,and Asian women that look old before thier time.”

    Not unless they smoke or drink heavily, and even then black, Hispanic and Asian women still age better than white women. That’s a scientific fact. If you see a black, Hispanic or Asian woman and think she looks old, she’s probably 20 years older than you think she is.

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  35. Angela

    I’m an Italian brunette (darkest brown hair to my waist) with olive skin and hazel-green eyes.
    No blonde could ever be more of a bombshell. I have actually had grown men get on their knees and bow to me in public. 20-year-olds still hit on me and I’m 50 years old! Like many Italian women I also have an hourglass figure, with a 13 inch waist to hip differential, even smaller than the supposedly ideal 12 inch differential.
    I’m also a double D, with a heart-shaped ass. Basically I look like an Italian goddess.
    When a man sees me, nothing else is going to turn his head. Men may double-take at blondes because their bright hair catches the eye. But I have seen many times the look of intense envy from blondes when I walk into the room, and obvious insecurity around me. Blondes always feel a brunette will get the man. hence the “Gentlemen marry brunettes” cliche. In Roman times prostitutes bleached their hair blond to signal their availability. Blondes are more approachable. and therefore less threatening. Usually I am about ten times smarter and funnier as well. My personality is effervescent when I’m happy, and I have been told repeatedly that I am beautiful and sexy when I’m angry. I look about ten years younger than I am and act younger than most women my age also. Blonde hair may be a more youthful look, but a Brunette is more womanly, and mysterious. My experience is that men like long hair, and that is actually more of a fascination than a specific hair color. The ultimate tantric, powerful, sexual dynamic is supposed to be “Mother/Son”, meaning an experienced woman with a less experienced man. That is a difficult impression for a blonde to create. Usually only insecure men prefer blondes. It is part of our racist aesthetic also that blondes are a status symbol. Usually that type of man just wants a very young looking woman. To me that smacks a bit of the kind of creepy, deep insecurity that is part of a personality type that is like a pedophile. They need to feel they are older, more experienced, smarter, and have a psychological advantage over a woman. A seemingly young and dumb partner makes them feel that, and many blondes seem younger and dumber than they probably are. Beauty is what men like. Blondes tend to be plain and look washed out when they are not wearing makeup. A beautiful brunette will beat a beautiful blonde anytime with most men. Playboy does a reader’s poll every year about men’s preferences and the responses usually indicate a preference for medium brown hair and blue or green eyes. Like for example, Kate Middleton. However, in recent years the trend has definitely been more toward darker hair, with medium skin, and light eyes. Nearly all of our Miss Americas have been brunettes. Go figure. Ironically I am totally attracted to light haired men. Most girls prefer tall, dark, and handsome. For me that describes my dad and my brother! So yeah, I prefer men with light brown hair, and blue eyes. lol

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  37. kfaz

    This article is complete nonsense. I was part of the study at YALE. Over 2000 men were polled and questions. The most sought after woman was the one with brown hair and light skin and blue eyes. Yes men may take second looks at blondes, however to pair up and bare offspring it was overwhelmingly 90 percent brown hair blue eyes. Article is nonsense.

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  38. eljoemike

    It starts with how men prefer blonde, then all of sudden they conclude that blonde=white, and explain why men prefer WHITE GIRLS. Seriously, I didn’t even read anything that have to do with hair, everything is about skin and what white girls normally deal with. All of those diseases are shown in whiter skin which what normal blonde would have. If anything, this article want to secretly prove why white girls are better. I don’t know if the writer is racist or what, but you’d better be careful of what you’re saying.

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  39. Ashley

    My whole life I’ve heard that blondes are more fertile and I think it is the worst junk science I’ve ever heard. For one, what is thought to be attractive changes with culture and time and 2. What is blondes are more fertile suppose to mean? That they conceive more easily or simply have more children? Fertility rates vary considerably based on culture and even the economy. White people have considerably less children than minorities. The only thing this pursuit proves is that there is considerable bias in science that anyone with half a brain can see. What a throw back to the days when science attempted to prove that black people were inferior. I think the only smidgen of truth is that some blonde hair is very noticeable but I think black hair elicits the same response, as it also looks glamourous and shiny. The only reason I don’t have gorgeous jet black hair is because I wear too much black and you have to be careful what you wear with black hair. There are attractive and ugly people of all types.

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  40. Ashley

    Oh also just because something is recessive does not mean it is likely to die out in a population because recessive genes can be hidden behind dominant genes so recessive genes can reappear where as dominant genes cannot. Probably the Caucasian look arose in the population because people with that genotype were much healthier in a snowy environment than darker people who were suffering from vitamin D deficiency. The main thing ancient man would have been looking for in a mate would be health. Probably the predominance of blonde hair blue eyed people in Scandinavia is because they killed all of the more melatoninly endowed in thier populations, jk but it’s just as reasonable as sexual selection. Albinos are killed to this day in Africa, red heads were often killed in Europe, and Caucasians definitely made a good go at ridding the world of Americas indegenous population so maybe in ancient Scandinavia families of blondes waged bloody war against brunettes and eliminated them from the region and since it happened before writing, no one knows about it.

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  41. StarryGreen

    If you look for them, there are also articles on studies stating that men, or wealthy men specifically end up with dark haired women, or that men really want long, brown hair.

    I don’t think anyone really knows what the preference is of the entire world, not just caucasians who probably do prefer blondes, but one thing I have noticed is that a lot of blondes can be arrogant about their looks and obnoxious and loud, while dark haired women can be serious and quiet. Although this can stereotyping, there is some truth to it. The actor Harry Hamlin once said he always had problems with relationships until he married a brunette, Lisa Rinna.

    I don’t think the qualities of daintiness and femininity are exclusively blonde qualities. That’s ridiculous. Read the book METAMORPHASIS by David Kibbe and you’ll learn of the different physical types, and hair color isn’t the main factor.

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