6 Reasons You Should Date A Redhead (Because Gingers Are Awesome!)

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National Redhead Day is November 5, 2021, so send some love to your redheaded friends!

Remember how we tried (and succeeded!) to convince you that you absolutely must date a ginger guy, because they're so awesome? Well, we're here to do it again for the ginger ladies of the world.

Yes, we're all about getting our redheaded brothers and sisters the love and appreciation they deserve, because let's face it: they're simply lovely. And also, according to observors of New York Fashion Week, they're trendy.

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Their unique beauty (freckles!) aside, here are some other reasons why you should give a ginger guy or gal a chance.

6 Reasons Dating a Redhead is the Best

1. Redheads are rare.

If you're into having an exotic lady on your arm, then a redhead is for you.

While they may not be as rare as, say, unicorns, since natural redheads only make up just over 0.5% of the population.

That's one in every 200 people! Is that rare enough for you?

2. Redheads are delicate little flowers.

Are you looking to be some sort of Prince Charming that comes in on a horse to save your beloved from the horrors of the world? Then go red. Studies have found that redheads experience pain differently from the rest of us, and are more susceptible to certain ailments.

Not only are they more sensitive to the cold, and suffer more toothaches (of all things), but they run a greater risk of getting sclerosis and endometriosis at some point in their lives.

But yet, they can handle stinging to the skin more than non-redheads and need more anesthesia so they won’t feel pain during medical procedure. Go figure.

3. Redheads have more orgasms.

If you want to feel like you know exactly what you're doing in the bedroom at all times, then a redhead is the way to go.

As we've covered, redheads have a 41% orgasm rate. The rest of us aren't so lucky. Redheads also have more sex.

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4. Redheads smell better.

Anyone who's dated a redhead is bound to comment on their distinctive smell; it's a smell that's far stronger than a woman who does not have natural red hair.

The reason for this is unknown, but similar to other animals that flaunt their goods, perhaps redheads are here to lure us in to their clutches and makes us theirs forever.

The smell of redheads has been compared to amber and violet and is noted as being a musky civet-like odor.

Hello, pheromone overdrive!

5. Redheads make their own Vitamin D.

If you're concerned about falling for a women who will eventually break — you know, because this might be a legit concern — then you can up your chances of avoiding that.

Redheads have notoriously strong bones thanks to the fact that they can make lots of Vitamin D without as much light unlike us blondes and brunettes out there.

6. Redheads turn into vampires when they die. (Or at least, that;s what the ancient Greeks believed...)

Are you one of the many vampire-obsessed people of the world? Perhaps, you have the entire "Twilight" series memorized? If that's the case, then keep dreaming.

Although the ancient Greeks believed that redheads became vampires when they died, it doesn't appear to be true.

Or maybe it is, but the power of the redhead is so strong that their secret will be safe forever.

Only one way to find out — take one out on a date!

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Amanda Chatel is a New York-based lifestyle writer with a focus on sex, relationships, sexual health women's reproductive rights, feminism, and mental health. Her work has appeared on Glamour, Bustle, HelloGiggles, Shape, Mic, Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic, Forbes, Elle, Huffington Post, Men's Health, BlackBook and many other sites. Amanda divides her time between NYC and Barcelona.