Tag: redheads

Horoscopes for Redheads

Over the past few years, I’ve been getting my hands dirty in astrology. And not like “my horoscope said that today I’m going to pet a goat and then the goat will bite my finger off, but it’s OK because I’ll win $13.50 at the petting zoo raffle.” Since obviously, that could be applied to... Read more »

Valentine's Day Sucks (As Usual)

Valentine's Day Sucks (As Usual)
Today is D-Day. Whether you’re single, in a relationship or in the purgatory that is somewhere in between, Valentine’s Day can be hell. If you’re single, seeing all the fucking teddy bears, flowers, chocolates, couples dressed up for their dinner reservations feels like a serious slap in the face. If you’re in a relationship, all... Read more »

Red Hair Fading Acceptance

Red Hair Fading Acceptance
“Babe, your hair is getting so blonde!” my hairstylist said. “What are you doing to my beautiful red hair?” “Nothing. It’s fading,” I said, nearly in tears. My coworker S has been telling me lately that he thinks of me more as a blonde than a redhead. Le sigh. “Are you going grey? You’re too... Read more »
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Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!
If you ain’t a redhead, then you probably don’t get why this holiday is important. Most of us gingers have a similar story: we hated our hair growing up. It invited bullying, teases and jabs from other kids, because well, kids bully kids for being different. It’s probably no different from having a gap between... Read more »

Redhead in Greece

Redhead in Greece
I was nervous to go to Greece alone. It would be my first solo female travel experience. I’ve always done things like that – diving into the deep end first, before working my way up to it. Honestly, I’d wanted my first solo trip to be to a surf camp in Puerto Rico, but then... Read more »

Redhead Turning Blonde?

Redhead Turning Blonde?
Last week, the worst thing ever happened to me: I was called blonde. Let me set the stage for you: My co-worker used the phrase “redheaded stepchild” and I (somewhat jokingly) called him out on it for being offensive. Then he apologized and said he forgot he was talking to. Which led him into saying... Read more »
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Do Men Like Makeup on Redheads?

Do Men Like Makeup on Redheads?
If you’ve been reading this blog lately, you know that I’ve been practicing going sans makeup, save for lipstick. In my last post, I described a man I’d been chatting with on Happn, and how he told me he had a redhead fetish because us lack-of-melaniners tend to look more natural in our overdone makeup... Read more »

What Men Really Think of Redheads

What Men Really Think of Redheads
Oddly enough, shortly after the last post about redheads going sans makeup save for lipstick, someone made an interesting comment to me. A guy I’ve been talking to on the dating app Happn started asking me questions about redhead genes (and my ginger phile alarm bells started ringing). He admitted he liked redheads and when... Read more »

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 »
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Craigslist Creepers: Men Who Prefer Dyed Red Hair

Craigslist Creepers: Men Who Prefer Dyed Red Hair
I got a notification in my Google Alerts for redheads for this Craiglist ad. Apparently, the man prefers dyed redheads over natural redheads. Isn’t that odd? Anyone else heard of this?
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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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