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Exotic Redheads: Offensive?

Exotic Redheads: Offensive?
Growing up outside of Milwaukee, in a town with mostly descendants of German immigrants and then later attending school with mostly Scandinavian descendants, I stood out with my red hair but not overly so. I shared my paleness and blue eyes with at least half of the population. My best friends always had blonde hair,... Read more »

Ginger Phile No. 29

Ginger Phile No. 29
Last spring/summer, I dated a man who seemed to think I was the one. I was skeptical of his advances but agreed that something about us together just seemed right. We felt really comfortable with each other. He was sweet and nerdy and cute but not too nerdy. We laughed at the same things. We... Read more »

Do Compliments On Your Red Hair Bother You?

Do Compliments On Your Red Hair Bother You?
Last night, I told some friends about my crazy experience dating a soon-to-be imprisoned convicted felon. When I mentioned the stranger who cornered me as soon as he saw that my date wasn’t looking and told me my hair was “so gorgeous”, my friend asked if it bothered me when people tell me that. It... Read more »
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Redheads Attract Crazies -- More Evidence

Redheads Attract Crazies -- More Evidence
I have this theory that redheads attract crazy guys (and probably women too.) Of everyone I know, I have more stories about interactions with crazy people and situations than anything else. And that seems true for other redheads as well… maybe. And last night, my theory was further proven. I went on a date with... Read more »

Is This Redhead Stereotype True?

Is This Redhead Stereotype True?
Red on the Head Means Fire in the Bed. Have you heard that one before? Based on some um…unscientific research I’ve done, for um…science…I’m going to agree with that statement. Comparing redheads I know to non-redheads, the redheads do, in fact, seem to have more of a zest and desire for sex and get more... Read more »

Redheads Dating Other Redheads

Redheads Dating Other Redheads
Apparently fear of a ginger’s wrath is real, because the guy I was seeing (not ginger) … broke up with me. Via text message. He always teased me for being a vampire, but I think his jokes were a crutch for his fear of my fangs. And he was right to be afraid. Very afraid.... Read more »
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Man Crush Monday: JP Sears

Man Crush Monday: JP Sears
It is with rarity and surprise that I tell you now I have a crush on a celebrity man. A ginger celebrity man. Not Prince Harry. S Nay, a fellow by the name of JP Sears, whose work I’ve only recently become acquainted with. JP performs satire on the current zeitgeist: the yoga, whole foods,... Read more »

Redhead Dating Review

Redhead Dating Review
Lately, I’ve been wondering if it’s smarter and easier to just date another ginger so that I don’t have to worry about being checked off a bro’s “list”. Or possibly even worse, liked for my supposed “feisty” personality. Enter: RedheadDates.com. Or so I thought. Until I opened my account, and all of the messages I... Read more »

On Being Different

On Being Different
I am unique. And not in the “I’m a Millennial, look at me!” way. Instead, I am statistically unique: 2 Percent: I have the rarest hair color in the world: red. 1 Percent: Even rarer, I have the rarest hair/eye combination in the world: red/blue. 1 Percent: I have the rarest personality type in the... Read more »
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Top 10 Posts of 2015

Top 10 Posts of 2015
To be serious for a minute: 2015 saw me recovering from a year-long illness. From July 2014 through March 2015, I went to my doctor again and again and again. After testing me for a plethora of very scary illnesses, he gave up and told told me I was depressed and that I needed to... Read more »
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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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    • If it makes you feel any better, almost all of my girlfriends have a thing for redheaded men. Also, that…
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      I got bullied for my hair a bit. called Opie or Ronald Mcdonald. There was a rumor that was started…
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      The stereotype for redhead guys is much different. Nerdy, weak, moody, argumentative. I hate it. I am it.
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