Saturday, July 4, 2009

Blondes, Brunettes, Red heads

Modern men want brains and sophistication which are most often associated with brunettes, researchers at City University found.

Their study into hair color and the intensity of attraction showed that 51 per cent of men thought brunettes were more attractive.

Researchers showed a sample of 1,500 men three pictures of the same model digitally enhanced as a blonde , a brunette and a redhead.

They were then asked to give their impressions of the model's personality based on her hair colour.

Brunettes were described as intelligent by 81 per cent of respondents, while 67 per cent of men described them as independent and self sufficient.

Two-thirds of the respondents (62 per cent) said the brunette women appeared stable and competent. The blonde model was described as needy and lacking in independence by 40 per cent of the men questioned.

Two-thirds (63 per cent) said the blonde looked friendly and approachable, while 59 per cent thought she was an extrovert.

Red heads were thought to be intelligent by 79 per cent of the men, although 45 per cent described them as neurotic.

Some 64 per cent of respondents agreed with the stereotype that the red head seemed temperamental and fiery.