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Old 09-15-2009, 11:02 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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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.

Why are some men drawn to redheads? - CNN.com
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:13 PM
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I wouldnt know. Actually, when I was married, he didnt like red hair. So when we split up, out of spite, I coloured my hair red. Give him more fuel for the fire.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:26 AM
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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Really? News to me. I'm a redhead (dark auburn), and I've never noticed it. I thought men liked blondes.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:47 AM
Location: Hades
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Gentlemen prefer a women who wears her hair color well
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:52 AM
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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There is actually some speculation that a deeply rooted, primal attraction to women with fair skin and light hair hastened the evolution of what we now know as white people. Sexual selection is much faster than other routes and seems to explain how humans leaving Africa could so quickly diversify into the phenotypes that one typically sees in NW Europe.

There have also been some recent paleologic finds that suggest hominids have been in central Europe for much, much longer than previously believed - so maybe that's all bunk afterall.

At any rate, I always found a redhead with green or blue eyes to be extremely striking. That configuration tends to hold stares for whatever reason.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:12 AM
Location: Lompoc,CA
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Not sure why some men are drawn to red heads.....but man, that guy was hilarious!!!! Good writer.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:56 PM
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Why are some men drawn to redheads?
Huh. I always thought it was some sort of "rescue the underdog" response.

Growing up (So. Cal. in the 80s) redheads, male and female, were not very popular. It was always the poor skinny, pale, freckled kid left standing when teams were picked in gym class (do gym teachers still do that? ). Plus, who wanted to be friends with someone who could only go to the beach for half an hour???

Perhaps the men who are "obsessed" with redheads were the bullies back in jr. high and are trying to make up for some of their guilt???
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:03 PM
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Like all such things, depends on the gal... depends on the guy doing the looking.

Also, "redhead" covers a lot of territory, from "Danny Bonaduce" or "Carrot Top" red to "Cindi Crawford" auburn.

Have to admit, the Crawford version appeals to me, as does the new Ann Taylor model they've been pushing with that look. But it has a lot to do with the rest of the gal too. Eye color, skin tone, etc.

Any two guys could look at the same gal and go, "Yeah" or "Nah". I have some buds that are so into blonde that Cindi doesn't even rate, LOL!

Ain't no figuring it, LOL!
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:47 AM
Location: Oxford, England
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Excellent news for me then ! I think most men love Blondes actually but those discerning enough to see through the obvious and who find us Redheads attractive indeed do seem full of ardour and Passion.

I was told on more than one occasions by such men that Blondes may have more fun but Redheads ARE more fun... I think the flaming colour appeals to some men as they for some reason think us far more passionate and fiery and in many ways it might be true...

Men with exquisite taste quite obviously !! I know many men who find Redheads scary and I think it is because of a certain anticipation of potential trouble.

My Fiance says it is the sexiest colour and has for example no interest whatsoever in Blondes ( though he does like Brunettes too). Think Irish Girls with a bit of bite in them...

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Old 09-18-2009, 05:41 AM
Location: NZ Wellington
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It depends mostly on the girl, but I have found most natural red heads I have run into, to be extremely attractive.
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