The debate about who gentlemen still prefer has not subsided for more than a decade. But only the British journalist Alice Hall (The Sun) decided to conduct an experiment that will definitely allow us to understand the preferences of a strong half of humanity.
Rambler figured out how this experience went.
For her experiment, the journalist chose a popular online dating platform. So, Alice has registered several different profiles on Tinder. In each account, she "photoshopped" herself a different hair color: red, blond, chestnut and blue. In each case, a different number of men wrote to her and their messages were also very ambiguous.
Fiery red hair is associated with unusual energy, hot temper and passion. Alice tested this idea by "dyeing" her hair red.
The reaction was not long in coming. Messages from interested men showered on Alice, and there was no end of compliments on her bright hair. Moreover, the men offered both a serious relationship and a fleeting connection. But in general, there were no more messages than usual: 14 responses and 32 matches (when both the guy and the girl mutually "liked" each other).
Alice tried the dark-haired look with anticipation, but her expectations were not met. The men reacted sluggishly to the brown-haired girl. In total, the girl received 14 of the same type and boring messages without any spark. There were 42 matches.
It would seem that blue hair should scare off men. But no, the men eagerly wrote to her, and almost everyone mentioned her hair color, calling her "megamind" or "blue-haired". It turned out that such a vivid image attracts men and gives them a reason to start a conversation not with the obscene "hello, how are you." This time, the girl received 16 messages and 38 matches.
This time she stayed in her natural look with blonde hair. Messages from men about how cute and beautiful she was, fell on the girl without interruption. Although among innocent acquaintances there were intimate proposals. In total, blonde Alice received 27 messages and 50 matches.
So, the experiment led to the conclusion that, although not everyone likes the red hair color, it provokes men to interesting thoughts. Bright hair, as it turned out, does not frighten, but on the contrary gives a reason to get to know each other and attracts the attention of the opposite sex.
At the same time, being a blonde, the girl received the largest number of responses, but brown hair made men look at the girl more seriously.