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Would Kate Gosselin have better dating prospects if she kept her wavy hairdo?

As if you haven't noticed, the world is just captivated with these Jon and Kate Gosselin people. Newsstands are littered with their mugs almost every week. It's almost like they're the low-rent, philandering Brangelina. Kid army and all. 

Throughout this entire media circus, however, a lot of attention has been paid to Kate Gosselin's spiky, asymmetrical haircut. Needless to say, it isn't the most feminine of looks. In fact, while flipping through pictures of Jon and Kate when they were younger (yes, we did. don't judge) we were shocked at how much softer and prettier Kate looked with a little length. Not that the punky, soccer-mom-gone-wild cut doesn't have it's charm. In fact, it's awkwardness was beginning to grow on us. Like the ugly building we pass everyday on our block that we'd secretly miss if torn down. Kate Gosselin Rumors: Drinking, Spanking, Cheating

Regardless, when she waltzed onto The View and plopped down next to the girls with a (gasp) wavy (gasp) hairdo, the whole world went nuts. Has Kate abandoned the spikes? Is this the second-coming of the tortured mother? Is she ready for a male attention-grabbing makeover to rival Jon's harem of twentysomething party girls? We were all mentally calculating her next style move.

Well, apparently the womanly 'do was just a one time deal. Paparazzi photos of Kate surfaced today and lo and behold, her fingers had dipped into that blasted gel and molded those tiny spires once again. Sigh. One step forward, two steps back.

So it got us to thinking—would Kate have more luck in the love department if she donned a more flattering a cut? Not that one should change their look to suit the shallow whims of a man—good grief—we'd all drive ourselves mad, but there's something to be said for trying out a more traditionally perty style if you're out on the dating scene.

When researching what guys prefer in hair, we stumbled upon a post we wrote not too long ago about an Elle writer who chopped off her hair and found herself with a boyfriend who was no longer attracted to her.

[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.

As the article in The Daily Mail says:

Long hair is traditionally strongly linked to femininity which we're sure is the reason that almost half of men have singled out this long, thick, wavy hair as their number one sexiest style... Surprisingly though, men claim to prefer the natural look when it comes to styling, with more than a third saying they hate it when women have perfectly groomed hair.

Ouch. That's two strikes against poor Kate.

What do you think? Would it behoove her to shelve the molding paste and let it grow out a bit or should she stick with her signture 'do?