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Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?

I have a friend who recently went from naturally brunette to shockingly blond, all because she was having a tough time in the dating department. She heard guys prefer blondes and thought changing her hair color may help change her luck. Have you heard that too? I definitely have, and although I don't necessarily agree with my friend's impulsive approach to finding a boyfriend, the idea does intrigue me, as it did author Jena Pincott. She set out to answer this, and other juicy questions regarding men in her book entitled, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? She began doing research to help answer questions in her own love life and compiled all her scientific research about sex, men, and love in this book to share with other puzzled women.

Seriously though, I know you're dying to know if men really would rather be with a blonde. To hear what Jena had to say,


It turns out women with blond hair are rare in most cultures, and they tend to stand out against their dark-haired sisters. It's the reason men seek them out more, and why they receive more sexual attention. Light-colored hair is also a symbol of youth and fun, so naturally guys go for that. Pretty interesting, huh? Jena Pincott has meticulously studied the science of sexuality, dating, and attraction, so if you're interested in hearing more, check out this book. She covers topics such as how to tell if a guy is daddy material just by looking at his face, how a man's smell can affect your desire for him, and how a guy's hair can give you insight into his health. Fascinating questions answered to help shed a little more light on the mystery of men.


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babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
well, I am an Asian. Bleaching hair to blond makes me look like trash. I am aiming for that sophisticated classy look
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 8 years
My boyfriend is blonde, and is whole family is blonde, so he says he would never date one, they remind him of his sister. I'm dark haired, with a Russian accent and French descent, and he finds that really exotic compared to his all-English roots. Conclusion is, every guy's different. Never change yourself just to please a guy. Find one who loves you for who you already are. =]
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
k8, I agree with most of your comment. and it is a case by case or guy by guy thing so I won't accuse you of saying our guys are lying! lol. :) but just like some girls like the tall, dark, and handsome thing, my bf wouldn't particularly date fair skinned and haired girls, although he does find some attractive.
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
for all the commenters who say "my man doesn't like blondes" or "my man doesnt find brunettes attractive" IMO (keep in mind, this is just my opinion before you lose your head and start accusing me of calling your man a liar lol) he's probably not being completely honest... I don't think it matters what colour someone's hair is...if they're attractive, they're attractive regardless of their hair colour or cut. If a guy is dating a hot brunette, of course he's going to claim they're way more attractive than the blonde across the room... and vice versa... I think we need to stop putting labels on people based on their hair colour (i.e. men prefer to marry brunettes and date blondes for fun... that is absurd and quite frankly a little hurtful). All women are attractive in their own unique way, regarldess of the colour of the hair coming out of their heads.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
my bf doesn't like blondes. he's said he could never date a blonde. he loves my long, brown hair. :) fyi: I've asked him which one of the girls from the hills he thinks is prettier and he said audrina cuz she's the only non-blonde.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
My boy would love for me to go blonde. I'm a light brunette so if I dyed it myself I'd probably go orange. It's platinum blonde or natural baby..
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I think it totally depends on the guy. If you're confident in your haircolor you'll be attracting guys.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 8 years
"I might browse through this book, though the questions mentioned in the post are ones I already know the answer to. Just by my personal observations, I've noticed more guys marry brunettes. But when blonde girls walk down the street, more men look at them or do a double take than with brunettes" sorry, but I kind of resent this statement. Not to sound conceited, but I am brunette and men look at me all the time. Ive been places with my BF, where he was walking behind me and hed go "OMG, did you notice that everyone of those guys was checking you out!" I dont think whether or not men look at you has anything to do with hair color. I think it has to do with alot of things, your body, your face, your clothes, your confidence, if all of those things are there you are going to get checked out, regardless of hair color.
Seka21 Seka21 8 years
In Croatia and Serbia although blonde is rarer its not desired (according to all the polls, mens magazines.. everyone i knows oppinions). In my circle its considered non-exotic and a little tacky (if its dyed). So i guess this interview doesnt exactly work across the world. My mum is blonde and im brunette but to be honest ive never desired her hair color.. i get enough attention as it is.
Anniina Anniina 8 years
Oh gosh sorry for my bad language above
lily3484 lily3484 8 years
I am in a committed relationship and a brunette. My bf loves my brown hair but when it comes to celebs he always finds the blondes more attractive. I want to know the answers to this. I have been thinking of dying my hair blonde just to see how it might look. It sounds like a nice opportunity for an experiment.
Anniina Anniina 8 years
Well I have blonde hair. I do get more attention. It sucks, men put me in the blonde-list and assume all kinds of things of me (not all men thank god). And I hate when men (sorry to say this but especially turkish men or that type) try to make eye contact or whistle when I'm for example, just waiting for bus to come or even waiting for green light.. Like I'm whore or something. I dress nicely so that can't be the whore sign :D For me, I've tried brown hair, red hair, jennifer aniston hair. Does not fit me. I'm so nordic that brown hair looks gothic on me. I sound like a man hater. I'm not BTW :D Good people out there, not all idiots.
quitecontrary quitecontrary 8 years
YAY Brianna and Caterpillargirl! LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE GINGERS!!!!!! I made the mistake once of dyeing my red hair blonde and the attention I got was certainly more....sexually overt in nature.
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
I might browse through this book, though the questions mentioned in the post are ones I already know the answer to. Just by my personal observations, I've noticed more guys marry brunettes. But when blonde girls walk down the street, more men look at them or do a double take than with brunettes. It may make someone look at you initially, and guys may have a 'type', but I don't think it matters.
cjmara805 cjmara805 8 years
Bullsh** they always are attracted to my personality :D
Liz4aker Liz4aker 8 years
I've read the book and the reason men are attracted to blondes and women with long hair is because it is easier to tell age and health.. two factors for determining fertility in the past. I think men are evolving now due to all the different things women do to change appearance.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I think it's just a initial attraction because it out of the norm and catches the eye. Until people started dying their hair is was rare and unusual as blond hair and non-brown colored eyes started as a genetic defect. Throughout history they were outcast. And now it's seen as a treasure or precious gem of sorts. I see that as a triumph really. It's overcoming adversity. Completely flipping the script. I just don't enjoy when it's used to discriminate. And pretty woman can be smart also. But you'll break your neck trying to prove it.
quietriott quietriott 8 years
i have found that my hair color (which has varied over the years from blonde to red to dark brown)matters less than the confidence i have in how i look. the happier/more confident i am in my physical appearance is directly correlated to the amount of guys i attract.
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 8 years
I've had all colors and I get MUCH more male attention as a blonde. I am a natural blonde anyway. I love brunette hair but it looks hideous on me.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
that's really funny - but i have to say that i have a great time attracting guys and i've rarely had a problem, so it could be true, but who knows for sure. it's kind of like the 'blondes have more fun' comment. if you say it, then people will believe you.
Fuzzywife Fuzzywife 8 years
This isn't meant to insult anyone just to share my experience but this topic has come up with my husband and his friends while they are playing pool at the house and the unanimous opinion between the 6 of them is, brunettes and redheads are quality, blonds are cheap, and blue/pink/purple/whatever else was a fun night out. That has also been the opinion of every man i have ever talked to about it. Also for the woman saying hair color has nothing to do with it, the "it depends on whats inside" thing is just what men tell you cause they have been trained to sound sensitive, everything from your eye and hair color to the clothes you wear factors into the initial decision for a man to talk to you and what he expects from you, all tho you can still change his mind down the road.
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
Actually, most guys I've polled have preferred brunettes. They find them more exotic.
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