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Published on July 31st, 2015 | by LickIt


Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?

We’ve always been taught that gentlemen prefer blondes but is that true? If it is, what are the reasons behind their inclination?
If you were to say gentlemen prefer, nearly everyone would be able to finish the sentence. For years we’ve been told that men find fair haired women more desirable. It’s sent ladies all over the world running for a bottle of peroxide, and has had physiologists and scientists trying to find out if there’s any biological reason for this preference. So is there any truth to the statement?

Natural? No way

Natural blonde hair is something of a rarity these days. Just two percent of women in the world have natural light blonde hair – and unsurprisingly, most of them are from Sweden. That mean for the majority of blondes in the UK (and the rest of the world), their hair colour is achieved with regular trips to the hairdresser. There’s no doubt that some of these ladies are doing it to snap up a man – and with good reason too. In a recent study, it was found that men are more likely to choose a blonde over a brunette and with so many sexy blondes seeking male attention, it’s no hard to see why!

It’s hard to put your finger on

So what makes a woman with fair locks so attractive to a guy? Could it be down to the famous sultry blondes of Hollywood? After all, what man wouldn’t like to have his very own Amber Heard or Scarlett Johansson? It’s also often said that men prefer to have fun with blondes and then settle down with brunettes. So perhaps there’s something about blondes that suggests they’re ready to have fun and know how to please a man.

The original blonde bombshell

The assumption that men prefer women with blonde hair started with Marilyn Monroe, and it’s her that comes to mind when we try to picture the typical blonde bombshell. Glamorous and sophisticated, she was the epitome of the glamour of classic Hollywood. It could be this that draws men to blondes all those years on. Men are drawn to confident women who take pride in their appearance – and who fits the bill more than a modern day Marilyn?

Now for the biology

Now it’s time for some science. Wait, don’t go! We’ll keep it pretty simple. Many of men’s more primal urges come from their instinct to reproduce – and this is where the biology behind their preferences reveals itself. Blonde hair is closely associated with youth and fertility. After all, a women well into middle age is unlikely to hang on to the bright blonde hair of her youth. So when men see a lady with blonde locks, their alpha male instinct kicks in.
A woman with pale hair appears more youthful, and so more fertile and likely to produce healthy offspring. So while men aren’t looking to have a baby with every woman they see, there’s definite evidence that plain old-fashioned biology can sway their choices.

So, what’s the verdict?

Of course, there are plenty of men across the world who prefer brunettes, and perhaps that’s all it comes down to. Just like having a favourite food or colour, your preference in women can’t be helped. When it comes to men’s fascination with blondes though, it does appear that there is a scientific reason behind it. So, do gentlemen really prefer blondes? Well, it appears that way – but we’ll let the guys decided for themselves.

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