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Why Are Blonde People Considered Better Looking?  
User currently offlineraffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 13242 times:

I was lying awake last night wondering why blonde haired, blue eyed people are considered "special" in some way, or better looking. I know it's hard to generalise about it because you can get ugly blonde people as you can dark haired, but overall, blonde haired people with blue eyed are seen to be special.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a preference? Are you blonde? Do you think you're treated specially/ differently because of it? Thanks


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User currently offlinekiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 13252 times:

I am not a huge blonde fan but I get the attraction. Blonde hair has a light, shiny clean look to it.

The blue eyes thing I think is attractive, because very pure blue eyes look almost unnatural/mysterious, (not too many occurences of blue coloured things appearing in nature, especially on mammals). Deep brown eyes have a simlar effect on me.


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4780 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 13228 times:

I much prefer Brunettes myself !


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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 13224 times:

Quoting Max Q (Reply 2):

I much prefer Brunettes myself !

Add me to it. Black is also nice. Light blonde looks fine to me, beautiful, but when looking for a girlfriend I prefer darker hair, darker skin. I dont like untanned white skin. And certainly blue eyes are special, but sometimes it borders to being scary.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2477 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 13175 times:

Quoting Max Q (Reply 2):
I much prefer Brunettes myself !

Same.

Reason why blondes may be seen that way is because over 95% (personal estimate) of the world's population is not blonde.

I actually prefer light skin, not suntanned skin, but very dark hair (almost pitch black) and blue/green eyes.

For a Scandinavian, I have very dark hair, but with a blonde tint.. and green eyes.. very happy with my eye colour..  


[Edited 2012-07-12 05:16:03]

User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6937 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 13155 times:

I'd say it's mostly true for women, and it works on me. A blonde haired woman in my field of vision just gets my attention. Maybe also because my first two girlfriends were blonde.

As a kid I had blonde hair and blue eyes myself, and got some remarks about it, but of course as a kid you don't care. I remember loving my hair, especially in the summer when it got almost white. My hair then got darker and my eyes greyer, not that attractive. And I can never pull off the 3 days beard because it's not dark enough.



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1935 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 13099 times:

I had read some time ago what 1 in 11 Caucasians are blonde. Given that statistic (however true it may be) I would say that it is the rarity of the feature that makes it attractive. People want what's unique.

Quoting raffik (Thread starter):
Do you have a preference?

Nope. You can find equally attractive people of every hair colour, every eye colour, every ethnicity, etc..

Of all the girls I've dated, most have been blonde, but I think that has just been by chance.....or maybe I sub-conciously love blondes. Who knows  
Quoting raffik (Thread starter):
Are you blonde?

Nope. Brunette and dark brown eyes  



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User currently offlineHELyes From Thailand, joined Oct 2010, 1002 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 13048 times:

There seem to be cultural differences here.
In Finland blond people, dark blonds especially, are so common it's often seen kind of boring hair color. Thick dark/black hair and deep brown eyes are rare among ethnic Finns and many find them cool.

Have you seen this "Blond map of Europe"?  http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/blond_hair_map1.jpg

(strangemaps.com)


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 13007 times:

Quoting raffik (Thread starter):
Are you blonde?

Yes. Maybe that why I prefer something else.


User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 12991 times:

Quoting na (Reply 8):
Yes. Maybe that why I prefer something else.

I was just about to add that blond people actually would prefer to be dark haired.

I think blonde hair is special. But red heads / gingers are top of the list.


User currently offlineslider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6924 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 12962 times:

Give me brunettes any day...dark hair, dark eyes. Mmmm...

User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 12933 times:

I prefer the dark hair/fair skin look personally.

Yet the majority of my girlfriends (and now my wife) have been in the blonde/dirty blonde range.

And my only regret is no 'gingers' at all.  


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2477 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 12933 times:

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 11):
Yet the majority of my girlfriends (and now my wife) have been in the blonde/dirty blonde range

Here it's approx. 50/50.. my current girlfriend is blonde.. but don't tell her about my preferences, lol..


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7978 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 12821 times:

I think it has to be in context... I have seen good looking (and bad looking) women of all hair colors


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12788 times:

I'm going blonde this September... Wish me luck


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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3377 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12780 times:

I think it's the image we've been sold as to what is attractive. It's just like why was there a time when white people got all rights and colored people got second class citizenship. People wanted to be as white as possible and that meant white skin and not-brown eyes.

Blondes are cute, I have to admit. If she has blue or green eyes, I'd find her attractive. Of course, Asians are my preferred ethnicity followed by Middle Easterns (as far east as India and as far west as Northern Africa. I find Asians hotter than Western girls. And if I ever find a girl like this...   Something about colored skin and clear eyes that I find haunting yet attractive.

So it's all a matter of perspective.



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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5786 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12766 times:

Oh come on now.... no one has responded with obvious (and correct) answer? Sheesh.
OK here it is, the truth:

Because we are!

See how simple that is?  

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User currently offlinejcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 12726 times:

It's a myth, at least in the US. There was a study several years ago among straight white men and it found they preferred women with dark hair over blondes (with the exception of California, where there opposite was true).

You can count me as an honorary Californian (yuck!). I've dated brunettes, but my long term relationships have been exclusively with blondes.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13754 posts, RR: 61
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12711 times:
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Why Are Blonde People Considered Better Looking?

Who says they are?










(full disclosure - my wife is a blonde)



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User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12709 times:
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I do NOT consider blonde haired, blue eyed people, especially women, more attractive than most. For a woman, I much prefer black or red hair and fair skin!

Just my   



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20347 posts, RR: 59
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12679 times:

Slightly off-topic, and I don't want to turn this into a political flame war, but has anyone noticed that a lot of Conservative women, especially Conservative Christian women, dye their hair blonde?

Jan Brewer
Paula White
Callista Gingrich
Ann Romney (is she natural?)
Nancy Eisenhart

Mind you, there are several notable exception. But I just notice that I don't seem to see the same blonde dye-jobs on the left side of the political spectrum. Dye-jobs, yes, but typically to conceal grey, rather than to change hair color. I have no idea what the significance is.


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4780 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12527 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 20):
Slightly off-topic, and I don't want to turn this into a political flame war, but has anyone noticed that a lot of Conservative women, especially Conservative Christian women, dye their hair blonde?

Jan Brewer
Paula White
Callista Gingrich
Ann Romney (is she natural?)
Nancy Eisenhart

Mind you, there are several notable exception. But I just notice that I don't seem to see the same blonde dye-jobs on the left side of the political spectrum. Dye-jobs, yes, but typically to conceal grey, rather than to change hair color. I have no idea what the significance is.

Funny, but true. Plenty of those bimbo's on Fox !



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User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 12470 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 20):
Slightly off-topic, and I don't want to turn this into a political flame war, but has anyone noticed that a lot of Conservative women, especially Conservative Christian women, dye their hair blonde?

And don't forget, blondes were the ideal in the perverted racist mania of the Nazis.



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User currently offlineEricR From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12359 times:

Quoting raffik (Thread starter):
I was lying awake last night wondering why blonde haired, blue eyed people are considered "special" in some way, or better looking

I don't think blondes are necessary considered more attractive per se. I think people in general have an attraction for someone that is different in someway from themselves. Considering there are so few blondes as a total percentage of world population, it comes down to a supply vs. demand issue. The scarcity in the number of blondes (supply) creates an unusually high demand for them.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6937 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12315 times:

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 15):
I think it's the image we've been sold as to what is attractive. It's just like why was there a time when white people got all rights and colored people got second class citizenship. People wanted to be as white as possible and that meant white skin and not-brown eyes.

That's still going strong in places like India...



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25 Post contains images DocLightning : I know it's all splendid fun to start throwing every Nazi epithet at the Right, but 1) let's not (in this thread, anyway ) and 2) I seriously hope th
26 Venus6971 : I was reading something a few years back that said Blue Eyes are a mutation and were not around 3000 years ago. Myself and my children are all blond a
27 DocLightning : Not necessarily. Population genetics are a lot more complicated than that.
28 Post contains images kiwirob : At least there are many shades of blond, unlike the uniform black hair of asians. Really I don't know any blonds who dye their hari dark, but I know
29 AA7295 : For me it's all about the eyes. I used to like blondes, but I really don't care about the hair color (as long as there is hair!), but I LOVE blue and
30 oldeuropean : Well, I wouldn't call them Nazis, but if there is a tendency of conservative christian women to dye their hairs blond, it could be seen as a (conscio
31 Derico : Most people's preferences are due to nurture, this includes two types of nurture: 1) societal expectations 2) subliminal The first is very easy to exp
32 NASCARAirforce : Well Hitler considered them special - so maybe if you grew up in Germany in the 1930s/40s you could have that pounded in your head. I personally don'
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