Love, Self

Study Says Gentlemen Prefer Brunettes

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As a curvier brunette with very dark brown hair—maybe even light black—I find that, when it comes to men, I lose to blondes…a lot. That might sound ridiculous to you, but I bet it makes perfect sense to the blonde girl that, er, distracted a guy I was having a fling with my senior year of college. But who's bitter? (I am. I so, so am.) Baseball Stud Derek Jeter And Minka Kelly Reportedly Break Up

I can't even tell you how many nights I spent cursing my eyebrows for being so dark and literally preventing me from experiencing the kind of fun I knew blondes were capable of having. Fortunately for me—and all you other dark-haired beauties—men are over blondes. Well not completely over, but a new study has found that men actually prefer brunettes, like the lovely Minka Kelly, pictured. Curvy, size 14 (!) brunettes, so maybe not completely like Minka Kelly. (Keep in mind that a U.K. size 14 is a U.S. size 12, but still.) AskMen's Top 99 Women List Shows Men Want Late-20s Brunettes

Yup, you read that right! According to the Daily Mail, Badoo, a social network site, polled over 2,000 British men about the features they find most attractive in the opposite sex, and more than 60 percent said they "preferred raven-haired beauties over their blonde counterparts." 60 percent!

Of this percentage, 33.1 percent of guys "said they find brown hair the most attractive, while 28.6 said they liked black." Meanwhile, 29.5 percent of guys said they're (still) really attracted to blondes, and only 8.8 percent voted for redheads. What Men Notice First About You — Yes, Even Before Your Breasts

British men, specifically, not only like brunettes but they like a woman with a fuller figure, too. The study revealed 33.8 percent of them are looking for an average dress size of 12 to 14, with 10 percent looking for sizes 6 to 8, 25.5 percent looking for sizes 14+ and only 4.2 percent of looking for sizes 18+. This isn't just in the U.K., either. Badoo also ran the study in France, Spain, Italy, U.S., Brazil and, with the exception of France, men all over prefer curvier (size 12 to 14) women. 

Take that, blonde (kind of) boyfriend stealer!

When it came to eye color, it was all about the lighter shades in the U.K., with the rest of the world opting for brown and green. 

Badoo's Lloyd Price said, "I was amazed that blonde hair and size 8 did not top the list. Magazines are full of skinny blonde models, so it is nice to see that in reality guys prefer the girl-next-door look."

Do you think gentlemen no longer prefer blondes?