Why Men Love Red Hair

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Got a thing for gingers? You're not alone. One guy explains why he loves redheads.

A reader wrote in asking me why most men are "fascinated" with redheads. In this instance, I think "fascinated" is a nice way of saying "obsessed." She admitted to being a redhead, and, therefore, the object of such ardor. She's asked these men why they are so drawn to the crimson-haired, and the best she ever got out of them was "Redheads iz just hawt, yo!" This is true, but it is not the whole truth. The Frisky: Redheads, The Most Maligned Minority Group Ever?

I wouldn't say most men love redheads. A sizable majority, sure. And those men who love redheads likely focus on them because of their genetic rarity. The universe makes only so many redheads, and so it makes an impression when a man is beauty-napalmed by one. I have had a lifelong attraction to redheads: their alabaster skin, constellations of freckles, and combustible temperaments. This is an aberrant preoccupation. The Frisky: 10 Coolest Redheads Ever

Hair color is neither a dealmaker nor dealbreaker. I've probably dated 50 percent brunettes, 50 percent blondes. I love both, and I've never encountered the usual stereotypes affixed to their hair tones. The blondes I've dated have never been stupid or vapid. In fact, many have been bookish and wickedly funny. Likewise, my brunette girlfriends have defied the standard definitions. In my experience, blondes don't have any more fun than brunettes. The women who have the most fun are those women who give themselves permission to have fun. The Frisky: Hair Colors Decoded

So, how do I explain a personal craving for flame brains? I could blame biology, how it makes a certain evolutionary logic that Man would pursue those women who, by virtue of a few mutated chromosomes, stand out from the crowd. I could be projecting my own prejudices and desires onto these women, as they are no feistier than any other person. I could be unforgivably superficial in this instance, drooling over a certain type of woman because she looks like a human red hot. But the real answer has more to do with my experience. I've never been able to date one. And I am John DeVore, Thunder Love God of Suspiciously Disingenuous Emo Dude Prose. The Frisky: Being A Brunette Is Awesome Keep Reading...

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