Many studies have looked at how people with different hair colors are perceived in the dating world.
The debate usually comes down to blondes and brunettes, but do you know who always gets overlooked? Redheads — who are they?
Do you think redheads are attractive?
A study published in Psychology Studies found that men and women with red hair were not seen as less attractive and approachable than men with blonde or brown hair.
In their experiment, the researchers asked groups of men and women to wear black, brown, blonde, and red wigs to nightclubs, and those with any of the three hair colors were approached more or less than others. I checked whether it was
After all, both male and female redheads were the least approached and the most rejected.
Only 13.8% of men with red wigs got women to agree to dance, while men with dark hair led the group with a 35% success rate, men with brown hair 30%, and men with blond hair 27.5%. % was. .
And while some psychologists say that women typically place less emphasis on physical traits than men when it comes to the opposite sex, experiments show that red-haired men still receive far less response from women. I got
This seemed to be a problem for our female counterparts as well.
The same study found that only 29 men approached women with red wigs, while 127 men approached women with blond wigs and 84 men approached women with brown wigs. and 82 approached the dark-haired woman.
Also, men who were shown a photo of a single woman wearing four different hair colors rated the photo with red hair as the most whimsical, unshy and sexual of all hair colors. evaluated as non-discriminatory.
So why do some people think red hair is unattractive?
It may be due to stereotypes.
“One of the reasons may come from the stereotypes people have about red hair. Sociable, tend to be perceived as promiscuous (but more competent) Redheads are relatively rare, which can make it more difficult to disprove such stereotypes There is,” social psychologist David Matz tells YourTango.
He then explained that while red hair may be striking because it is rare, it is also why red hair loses points. Again, given the relative rarity of red hair, it is not surprising that red hair is the least preferred.” continued Mats.
Wow! I know everyone has a type, but this might be a little overkill. Besides, dating a ginger is always a good idea – they’re great people! — if you need convincing. And many find them incredibly attractive.
And things may be looking redheaded these days, as there are some reports suggesting that redheaded friends may actually be starting to become more desirable instead of becoming less. .
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So get out there and hug your beautiful red-haired self!
Nicole Weaver is a romance and entertainment writer.