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Why are some men drawn to redheads?
CNN ^ | September 15, 2009 | John Devore

Posted on 09/16/2009 2:24:10 AM PDT by Daffynition

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. Columnist suggests attraction to redheads may be because they are a genetic rarity.

She's asked these men why they are so drawn to the crimson-haired, and the best she ever got out of them was "Redheads iz just hawt, yo!" This is true, but it is not the whole truth.

I wouldn't say most men love redheads. A sizable majority, sure. And those men who love redheads likely focus on them because of their genetic rarity. The universe makes only so many redheads, and so it makes an impression when a man is beauty-napalmed by one.

I have had a lifelong attraction to redheads: their alabaster skin, constellations of freckles, and combustible temperaments. This is an aberrant preoccupation.

Hair color is neither a dealmaker nor dealbreaker. I've probably dated 50 percent brunettes, 50 percent blonds. I love both, and I've never encountered the usual stereotypes affixed to their hair tones.

The blonds I've dated have never been stupid or vapid. In fact, many have been bookish and wickedly funny. Likewise, my brunette girlfriends have defied the standard definitions.

In my experience, blonds don't have any more fun than brunettes. The women who have the most fun are those women who give themselves permission to have fun.

So, how do I explain a personal craving for flame brains? I could blame biology, how it makes a certain evolutionary logic that Man would pursue those women who, by virtue of a few mutated chromosomes, stand out from the crowd.

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TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beauty; crazy; gingerkids; gingerphilia; gingerphobia; gingervitis; males; redheads
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1 posted on 09/16/2009 2:24:11 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
another fine example of msm reporting. that said,


2 posted on 09/16/2009 2:33:59 AM PDT by robomatik
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To: Daffynition
Blondes and/or brunettes ... pushed him a little too far? :)
3 posted on 09/16/2009 2:34:16 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Daffynition

4 posted on 09/16/2009 2:34:41 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: robomatik; fieldmarshaldj

Is that Lindsay “Firecrotch” Lohan, or do my eyes deceive me?


5 posted on 09/16/2009 2:35:24 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: Daffynition


6 posted on 09/16/2009 2:37:22 AM PDT by Always Right (Equal Opportunity Hater....)
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To: rabscuttle385
Is that Lindsay “Firecrotch” Lohan, or do my eyes deceive me?

It is hard to recognize her unless they show her lower half.

7 posted on 09/16/2009 2:38:46 AM PDT by Always Right (Equal Opportunity Hater....)
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To: Daffynition

Oh no! Not the gingers!!! LOL

Just kidding. I’m a ginger myself! LOL


8 posted on 09/16/2009 2:39:02 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: rabscuttle385

dang it... you beat me to it. :)


9 posted on 09/16/2009 2:39:29 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Daffynition
Red Headed Woman Lyrics

Well, brunettes are fine, man
Blondes are fun
But, when it comes to getting the dirty job done,
I'll take a red-headed woman, a red-headed woman.
It takes a red-headed woman to get a dirty job done.

10 posted on 09/16/2009 2:41:27 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: rabscuttle385

i believe it IS lidsay lohan. sorry. i googled “redheads” and that was the first acceptable picture i stumbled across.


11 posted on 09/16/2009 2:41:51 AM PDT by robomatik
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To: Daffynition

Because they are so cute. And some other characteristics.
I know; one let’s me live here.


12 posted on 09/16/2009 2:43:37 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Daffynition

CNN finds this much more news worthy than the itsy bitsy ACORN multi-billion, multi-state, Obama up to his eye-balls, ACORN scandal. go figure.


13 posted on 09/16/2009 2:44:14 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: robomatik

It’s okay.

She was a lot cuter in The Parent Trap...before she got corrupted.

[I can say that since she and I are in the same age range.]


14 posted on 09/16/2009 2:44:21 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: Daffynition

15 posted on 09/16/2009 2:45:37 AM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: rabscuttle385
Ginger kids, day walkers...lol. Great episode.


16 posted on 09/16/2009 2:50:41 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Daffynition

Redheads are hot and we need to make more before they disappear forever. Redhead males can drop dead for all I care but we must preserve redhead females.

http://data5.blog.de/media/056/2514056_c6cb1f73fc_o.jpg

Dammit how do I post a picture?

TheArizona


17 posted on 09/16/2009 2:52:01 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: Daffynition
Great article. I can understand as after growing up in a town that had not a single black family residing in it I found myself completely smitten with black girls in college. I find all manner of women attractive and have had relationships with Latinas (you have to have a bit of courage to seriously date one of those), Whites (too bland for my taste, like salt free crackers. Salt free crackers, what is the point of such a thing), and Asians (I got tired of making myself out to be a bigger and bigger ass to see if I could get a rise out of them), but my eye always drifted to the ladies of the darker persuasion.

I do not know why I pursued them so vigorously. I chased one with almost stalker like persistence and finally won her heart and married her. Sometimes I wonder why I did not see all of the drama, emotions, and vaguely marked buttons and unmarked minefields coming. Thing is, I saw the vaguely marked buttons before I started pushing them. I knew the unmarked minefields were there before I started walking across them. One look into the light colored eyes of my cornrowed Nubian princess made it worth it. Would I do the same for any other woman? Of course I would...If she was Black!
18 posted on 09/16/2009 2:53:19 AM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: Always Right

Wow!.....in my mind I’m going to Carolina.


19 posted on 09/16/2009 2:53:26 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: TheArizona
Why doesn't this apply as well to red-headed males?

I think they should equal billing!


20 posted on 09/16/2009 2:54:47 AM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: Bad Jack Bauer
...but my eye always drifted to the ladies of the darker persuasion.

Well, as my African friends* say...once you go black, you can't go back!


* Three lawful immigrants to the US: two are now naturalized U.S. citizens, while the third's application is pending the resolution of a bureaucratic charlie foxtrot.

21 posted on 09/16/2009 2:57:01 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: Daffynition
bump for later
22 posted on 09/16/2009 2:57:54 AM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: Daffynition

Red headed dudes are about the goofiest looking people out there.

We can do without.

HOW DO I POST A PIC!!!

TheArizona


23 posted on 09/16/2009 2:59:12 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: LibertyRocks

No gingers!


24 posted on 09/16/2009 3:01:20 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

The names elude me but don’t forget the “Laugh In” skit about Fred & Frannie Farkel(????) (who were both black haired) and their faithful neighbor who was a total red head, freckles and all. Fred used to say “I am out of town a lot and all my duties are taken care of by my next door neighbor”....Incidentally, ALL THE KIDS had flaming red hair and freckles....when introducing the kids, one of the older ones would pop up and say “HI” and the adults would respond “You sure are”......Corny but for the time it was ‘on the edge’....


25 posted on 09/16/2009 3:03:57 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 )VOTE THE INCUMBENTS OUT)
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To: TheArizona

26 posted on 09/16/2009 3:06:56 AM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Daffynition

Is that Third pic Lizzy Borden?


27 posted on 09/16/2009 3:10:11 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Remember. There's no "U" in Government.)
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To: Daffynition
Photobucket
28 posted on 09/16/2009 3:10:12 AM PDT by GnL
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To: GnL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZBTyTWOZCM


29 posted on 09/16/2009 3:12:24 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Bad Jack Bauer

You relate an interesting experience. I can’t fairly address what a male might find a attractive in a female attribute....mostly b/c there are so many.

But as a seasoned observer, I would venture to say that there is always a *hook* and for each of us it is different. For me it is height. Could be the best looking guy on the planet, but if he isn’t taller than me....fugetabouit!

Which is why I can never relate to the Sarkozy/Bruni, Joel/Brinkley, etc. things. Not until I read the *48 Laws of Power* that it became clearer.

Then as we mature, it isn’t so much the physical, as it is what it *between the ears*


30 posted on 09/16/2009 3:14:01 AM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: BigCinBigD

Yes. LOL


31 posted on 09/16/2009 3:14:28 AM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: robomatik

Date a few of them and figure it out.


32 posted on 09/16/2009 3:14:57 AM PDT by RC one
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To: TheArizona
<img src="http://data5.blog.de/media/056/2514056_c6cb1f73fc_o.jpg">
should give you this:


33 posted on 09/16/2009 3:14:58 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: TheArizona
LOL!

:)
34 posted on 09/16/2009 3:16:51 AM PDT by allmost
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To: TheArizona

HTML for you image is in your FReepmail


35 posted on 09/16/2009 3:17:27 AM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: GnL

lol lol


36 posted on 09/16/2009 3:19:34 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: RC one
"Date a few of them..." (oh, i have), "...and figure it out.." (they're all nuts, i.e. i have).

need input 2.21212211? :)

37 posted on 09/16/2009 3:21:27 AM PDT by robomatik
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To: Daffynition

38 posted on 09/16/2009 3:22:38 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: TheArizona
"Red headed dudes are about the goofiest looking people out there. We can do without."

Take that back this second! LOL


39 posted on 09/16/2009 3:22:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: Daffynition

OMG! :o)


40 posted on 09/16/2009 3:23:59 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Remember. There's no "U" in Government.)
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To: allmost
Thanks for the posting instructions. I love this girl and I wish that she and my wife and I all loved each other. TheArizona
41 posted on 09/16/2009 3:24:37 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: DCPatriot
Good morning DC ... nice to cyber cya! ;)

I'm glad I didn't have to ping ya! Like a moth to a flame, eh?


42 posted on 09/16/2009 3:25:48 AM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: TheArizona

TMI


43 posted on 09/16/2009 3:26:57 AM PDT by bvw
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To: BigCinBigD

Well, ax murders and redheads m-a-y just fit an archetype. ;D


44 posted on 09/16/2009 3:28:08 AM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: Daffynition

LOL! Can’t help it.

Like tinnitus...it’s an infliction I am forced to live with. .


45 posted on 09/16/2009 3:28:43 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: TheArizona
Thanks for the posting instructions. I love this girl and I wish that she and my wife and I all loved each other. TheArizona

LMAO....I also have an extreme weakness for ginger hippy chicks. ;)
46 posted on 09/16/2009 3:29:14 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: TheArizona
Redheaded females are beautiful. The copper hair has temporarily mesmerized me in the past.
47 posted on 09/16/2009 3:30:26 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Daffynition

48 posted on 09/16/2009 3:30:55 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Remember. There's no "U" in Government.)
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To: Daffynition
OK, I have two redheads (one girl, one boy) out of my four children and yes my daughter gets noticed ALOT ( alabaster skin with no freckles though!). Having said that this article is indeed a WEIRD read. CNN covering the IMPORTANT topics of the day as usual I see-SARC
49 posted on 09/16/2009 3:32:17 AM PDT by awin
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To: Bad Jack Bauer

LOL - Good story! (And good humor there too.)


50 posted on 09/16/2009 3:34:48 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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