Gentlemen Really Do Prefer Blondes and By Gentlemen, We Mean Cavemen

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blond barbieBack in the early two thous, I was watching a special on E! about how blondes really do have more fun -- I believe their examples included Paris Hilton and Tara Reid, quite a sign of the times. Anyway, in no less than 60 minutes, host Giuliana DePandi, as she was known back then, convinced me I needed to dye my brown hair blond, and fast. So I did. It was a disaster. Cool story, bro. But! Here's why it's relevant. SCIENCE has just discovered that blondes have an evolutionary advantage over us regular old brown- and black-haired folks. Men want to sleep with blondes more than they do with non-blondes! Giuliana was right

Ever since the first cavemen set eyes on a flaxen-haired beauty, dudes have been programmed to procreate with the exotic, and not the normal. Kinda. See, what happened was, as the Ice Age set in, the art of polygamy fell out of style because men were dying off, so they started coupling up with women, hoarding all the procreation to themselves, as it were. So women, in order to attract a male, had to be something really special. Enter blond hair. Scientists think the yellow hair gene evolved to catch a man's eye.

Fantastic. Guess my ancestors missed that memo because here I sit with generic, everyday brown hair. Thanks, prehistoric Mannerings. Thanks a lot. (Actually, my dad is platinum blond but my mom has black hair. So really I should blame my mom's family. Another cool story, bro.)

So! Use this knowledge to your advantage. If you're blond, know that you're more exotic than any of those raven-haired beauties out there and peacock your way around town, hair-flipping every chance you get. And if you're a less-advantaged brunette like m'self, you can take Giuliana's 10-year-old advice and dye your hair, or you can ignore all this "science" baloney and just do you.

As if we wanted to attract a caveman anyway, jeez.

Thoughts on blond hair?


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the4m... the4mutts

I love being blonde. I look fantastic with blonde hair!

Blonde hair, that I have to dye every 2-3 weeks, or my chocolate brown roots show through. Blonde hair that looks great, but feels like straw from all aforementioned dye jobs.

I wish my hair were easier to keep blonde :( I was blonde when I was born, and all through school. Then comes puberty at age 15, and poof! After that 1 summer, it was dark chocolate brown. Grr. My natural hair is pretty, but blonde is fantastic.

AliNo... AliNoelle

I would look ridiculous blonde but I think that with my olive skin tone and super dark brown eyes black hair totally suits me and wouldn't change it. Except to add bright red or hot pink :) Work whatyou got ladies.

MIA0223 MIA0223

My husband likes blondes.

I even dyed my hair blonde one a a surprise for him. It looked great on me, but he prefers me with my natural black hair for some reason! Lol!

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

Theres nothing "exotic" about being blond anymore. 

abra819 abra819

I love being a NATURAL blonde. They really do have more fun.....sorry!

wjbra... wjbrady2011

Yeah it was exotic because they had never seen blonde hair before. Now everyone and their mother has blonde. I was born platinum blonde but thank god my hair turned a nice medium brown with natural golden highlights. Ilove my hair. It is thick with lots of body and some natural wave. I have no desire to be blonde. Yes some men prefe blonde. Some prefer brunette. And it is not just about hair color. Being blonde won't make a woman with an ugly face attractive. Every man has. a type. My hubby likes brunette white women with curves who are petite. I am white, brunette, five foot two and a size six. And I am quite happy with it. I don't like the look of what people think women stereotypically like. Everyone is different. And for the record I have known many people to tell me they prefer brunettes. And when most people say they like exotic they mean an asian or Hispanic or some sort of tan ethnicity

nonmember avatar Anon

I've always noticed I get hit on way more often when my hair is dyed blonde. Gotta be something to that.

nonmember avatar kaerae

Depends on where you are. I felt very exotic with my dark hair when I was in Wisconsin in the summers with all those Viking spawn!

nonmember avatar LizzieBorden

My guy prefers brunettes, but he has a thing for latinas...I fit that profile ;)

Anne4222 Anne4222

This blog just made my natural blond self feel better. Thank you it's been a rough week.

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