Do Men Prefer Blondes?

Do Men Prefer Blondes?
Nicole Kidman

While on one of my daily walks to procrastinate at work, a blonde woman walking behind complimented my hair color. This is not at all unusual. Since I grew my hair long enough to donate and started paying the equivalent of my future child's education on hair products, I get compliments on my hair, on average, every other day. I can count four incidences in the past week alone. In fact, my hair probably needs an ego check.

However, in an unusual twist, this woman informed me that she told her husband she was going to dye her hair red because it's so pretty. "Don't you dare," he apparently responded.

Why the woman felt the need to share with me that her husband prefers blonde over ginger is beyond me. I'm sure she just wasn't thinking that might be hurtful. Especially since she was flattering me.

Growing up red-haired, I got used to being told my hair is ugly. Some people just don't like red hair. And some people, interestingly, are scared of redheads. Others, apparently, have never met a real live ginger before. Or so I've been informed. We're not space aliens. Ok, we kind of are. Still, it's been a long time since I've been told of an American man who prefers blondes over redheads without a thought for my feelings.

And oddly, it made me feel just a little more special. Because it takes a special kind of person to like a special kind of hair...and the type of personality that comes with it.


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  • If a man had a magical wand,
    Would he dye every woman's hair blond?
    Or would he leave the hue
    As it naturally grew
    On each woman of whom he is fond?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    A very good point is in both this post and Aquinas' reply. Looking natural is SO much more attractive than looking artificial.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    That is so very true. Unless your hair color is dishwater blonde. Then it's best to dye it, IMHO.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    <3 <3 <3

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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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