[My boyfriend] attempted to run his fingers through my now-inch-long hair, opened his mouth to say something, decided against it, and then, for the first time in the two years we'd been together, looked at me without a single watt of sexual charge. It was in that moment I realized just how serious he'd been about this, that he'd actually meant it when he said he wasn't attracted to women with short hair.
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Every boyfriend, even every male friend with whom I raised the issue of pursuing an asymmetric Selma Blair chop, has responded with heavy, humorless resistance [to short hair]… when asked to explain why I shouldn't cut my hair, even if the suggestion was hypothetical, none of these articulators could present me with a sound, convincing argument. What's more, not a single one cupped my face in his hands and said, "Go for it. Cut it off. Long hair, short hair—you're beautiful, no matter what." Instead, all I got were nervous stammers and "I'm just not into it" vagueness.
Cutting your hair off can be liberating—or horrible. This Love Buzzer had short hair for about five years. The very first shearing was awful—it didn't feel stylish or edgy, just unfeminine. But a few crops (and a whole lot of pomade) later and the short, sexy thing started happening. One boyfriend loved the boyish look. The other boyfriend was not a fan—he loves the classic, long-haired look. Poll: Do Looks Really Matter?
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Women, how do you wear your hair? And how do men react to it? Men, what kind of hair do you like?
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