Sorry Marilyn, Gentleman Don’t Prefer Blondes

A  poll of 2,000 UK males by social networking site Badoo looked at the features men find most attractive in the opposite sex with surprising results – blondes were beaten by brunettes.

In fact a third (33.1%) of all those polled said they find brown hair more attractive than blonde (29.5%), black (28.6%) and red (8.8%), contradicting the adage that gentlemen prefer blondes.

A further surprise the study uncovered is that 38.8% of guys looked for a dress size of 12-14 in their perfect woman with only 10% looking for a size 6-8. This proves that whilst magazines fill their pages with skinny models, UK males actually prefer a more average build. Only 4.2% preferred size 18+ whilst a curvy size 14-18 was the second most popular with 25.5% of the vote.

Blue eyes still rule the roost in the UK however, with a massive 40.2% of guys preferring blue eyes over brown (29.2%), hazel (13.1%) and green (17.5%).

When all of the pieces of the puzzle are compiled, it’s actresses like Liv Tyler who have all of the attributes that men in the UK find most attractive. Her brown hair, blue eyes and normal curves give her the perfect combination to be the type of girl that UK males find most attractive. Other actresses with the brown hair, blue eye allure are Elizabeth Hurley, Dannii Minogue and Angelina Jolie who proved irresistible to Brad Pitt!

Badoo also ran the study in France, Spain, Italy, US and Brazil all came back with surprising results. In fact only the French said they preferred their woman skinny with all others saying they prefer average to curvy women. In all of the countries surveyed, black was the most popular hair colour (except the UK). The UK was also the only country that opted for blue eyes, with brown and green topping the table around the world.

Lloyd Price, from Badoo, said, “I was amazed that blonde hair and size 8 did not top the list, magazines are full of skinny blonde models, so it is nice to see that in reality guys prefer the girl next door look.”

So it’s time to ditch the hair dye and indulge in that extra cupcake – yay!!!

[picture credits: PNP/ WENN; Apega/WENN; Daniel Deme /]
Miss B

Miss B

Miss B is a Belle About Town who likes to bring a little bit of style into every aspect of her life. An experienced journalist with over a decade in the industry she turned to the web to fill a gap for tech-savvy stylish women who want the best life has to offer at their fingertips. She loves a decadent cocktail bar, a beautifully cut dress, the perfect pair of heels, quality over quantity and is partial to Asian-fusion food, enjoys holidaying in the sun and shopping breaks to New York. But her first love is of course London!


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