Most attractive hair color poll

Men Find This Hair And Eye Color Combo The Sexiest, Says Study

Can you guess?

Most people have a physical type: Sometimes it has to do with hair color, body type or eye color. But which combination of all three of these traits is considered to be the most beautiful among men? Well, we now the answer thanks to a new study by social network site, Badoo.

A grand total of 2,000 men were polled by Badoo to see what kind of hair and eye color they prefer on a woman. And SORRY, blondes: 60 percent said they like a brunette with blue eyes the most!

Other interesting findings:

Men on hair color

A third of the men found brown hair to be the most attractive; 28.6 percent said they prefer black hair. That means of the total polled, 59.7 percent said they prefer women with dark hair. When it came to women of other hair colors 29.5 percent of men preferred blondes and 8.8 percent of women preferred redheads.

Men prefer a woman to be a dress size 12 – 14

Another interesting finding is that the men don’t prefer the thin model frame usually found in magazines. When polled, the majority of men said they prefer women who fall between the dress size of 12 and 14, and a low 10 percent said they prefer women between the size 6 and 8. Lastly, only 4.2 percent of men said they prefer women sizes 18 or over.

Men on eye color

When looking closer at the preferences in eye color blue won with 40.2 percent. Brown eyes came in second with 29.2 percent, green at third with 17.5 percent, and hazel as last with 13.1 percent.

So it looks like a lot of men would agree with Brad Pitt and pick Angelina Jolie over Jennifer Aniston. Who knew?!

The Most Attractive Hair Color For Men & Women Online Is…

While what you consider attractive in a partner will vary from person to person, many of us are naturally curious about what looks others find attractive, especially when it comes to online dating, where instant attraction, whether it’s to a witty bio or a cute smile, feels especially important.

Badoo, the world’s largest dating network, set out to see what their 318 million users, of all sexual preferences, consider the most “desirable” traits. While a 2015 study found that “playfulness” was the most desirable trait in a partner, Badoo stuck to the physical end of things. They examined the data of users from 31 countries to see what body type, eye color, height, and hair color are the most preferred both in the States and around the world. Do blondes really have more fun? Are taller guys more likely to score? Am I still the only one who thinks Zach Galifianakis is the cutest thing in the world?

Even though we all have unique preferences for who we’re attracted to, what Badoo did find was that when it comes to hair color there was definitely a winner. Here’s the sexiest hair color online, according to Badoo’s research.

3. Red Hair


When it came to the most desirable traits worldwide, redheads, male or female, sadly didn’t make the cut, nor did they make the cut in what American men find attractive. Women, however, are a bit more open-minded to redheads — barely. In fact, only one percent of women will engage with a redhead they see online. But before you get angry over these stats, remember that only one to two percent of the population has red hair, so maybe redheads are just more rare online (or are all taken.) My first love was a redhead, so they’ll always have a soft spot in my heart.

2. Blonde Hair


As for blondes, again they don’t even come up on the list of desirable traits worldwide. Maybe because only 16 percent of the world population is a naturally blonde? In the United States, 13 percent of blonde women attract the attention of men online and only six percent of blond men will have a woman raising her eyebrow and possibly sending a message.

1. Brown/Black Hair


The hottest hair color online? The most common in the world: Brown/black. Globally, both men and women with dark hair are most likely to be engaged by someone of the opposite sex, at 70 percent and 34 percent, respectively. In the U.S., women with brown/black hair have a 40 percent chance of being contacted by a male suitor, while men with brown/black hair have a 66 percent chance.

While these preferences have a lot to do with how common these traits are, certainly not everyone is attracted to the same type of person. It’s important to remember that variety is the spice of life, my friends.

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On a totally superficial level, we know that hair color matters to guys and girls alike. Some people gravitate toward brunettes while some dudes vow to only date blondes. Does hair color matter?

We asked guys what they think of your locks — and if they have a preference to one color over another. Plus, you won’t believe that some guys had to say about trendy hair colors like ombre and highlights!

“Yep, I have a preference.”

“I definitely don’t think that I would date only girls with a certain hair color, because that’d be really shallow,” admits Adam, 26, “but I do ask out a lot of brunettes. I’m not sure why, maybe because they have the same hair color as me?”

Josh, 28, agrees that brunettes are usually his go-to. “Maybe it’s because my mom is a brunette,” he says, “and so I think that a trustworthy woman is a brunette? I’ve never really thought about it, but it makes sense.”

But York, 31, says that he prefers redheads (and according to the findings of a new study by, he’ll be so glad for that!). He says that, “I’m Asian and I like girls that look physically different than the norm, if that makes sense. Like, I’m not looking for a Giselle or Gwyneth copycat. I want someone who striking, visually, and not because she looks like every other girl I know, but because she has much more eye-catching features. Redheads just do that for me.”

And Christian, 24, says that if he had a choice, he’d definitely want to approach a girl with red hair. “Okay, look, I know this will never happen, but if a brunette, blonde and redhead were all waiting for me, I think I’d go with the redhead,” he says. “It’s not like I’d ever have that situation, but there’s something really sexy about a redhead. They’re pretty uncommon and I like that originality.” And this year, the originality was something that Fashion Week designers lusted after, too, because more redheads than ever were spotted on the catwalk.

“Blondes,” says Taylor, 22. “I like blondes and I won’t apologize for it! Plus, when you’re in college every girl is blonde or trying to be blonde. You have to pull from what you’re being offered, you know?”

“It really doesn’t matter.”

Geoff, 31, says that he would hate to be the guy that walked away from a beautiful girl just because he didn’t like her hair color. “As long as she has hair, I’m cool with whatever color it is. I’m much more interested in getting to know her and seeing if there’s a connection between us. I’ve been dating for long enough to know that you have to move past those superficial leanings if you’re going to have a relationship that works.”

“Yes, I would like her to have hair,” says Benjamin, 27, “but color doesn’t matter. I’ve mainly dated mostly blondes and brunettes in the past but I wouldn’t say no to dating a girl with red hair. Would probably be a lot of fun!”

Cole, 29, says that hair color was once a thing that mattered to him — back in seventh grade. “Like all the other prepubescent guys, I thought that I only wanted to date blonde girls, you know, like the ones you saw when you stole the Maxim mags from your dad. Took me all of high school and most of college to realize that I didn’t care at all about hair color, and why should I? Meeting someone that is a good person matters way more than the shade she has on her head. I’ll be bald soon too, so if a girl can live with the fact that her guy won’t have a full head of hair for much longer, pretty sure I can handle whatever hair color she’s got, too.”

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We all love a good poll, especially if the results make us feel more gorgeous at the end, no?

In the interest of scientific research (ok, we’re just nosy) we looked for a study to see what is the most attractive hair and eye colour combo and dress size.

Most studies poll men giving them a couple of different criteria to choose from, and one study in particular had surprising results!

In one study 2,000 men were polled by social media dating site, Badoo which has 330 million members in 190 countries.

They were asked which hair and eye colour they liked most on women, and if that wasn’t difficult enough territory they also polled them about dress size!

Even with the hair results, you’ll be delighted or raging that it isn’t blonde!

Men On Hair

A third of all men in the poll found brown hair to be the most attractive; 28.6% said they prefer black hair.

That means of the total polled, 59.7% said they prefer women with dark hair.

When it came to women with other hair colors (yeah, hello!) 29.5% of men preferred blondes and 8.8% of men preferred redheads.

Men On Eyes

When it came to eye colour, one shade stood out a mile with 40.2% of votes, blue.

Brown eyes came in second with 29.2%, green at third with 17.5%, and hazel as last with 13.1% (sorry Riri).

And now the thorny results of what men preferred about a woman’s dress size.

Men On Size

It seems as though the guys polled didn’t prefer a model-thin woman like you would see in a magazine, which is good news.

The majority of the men (nearly 86% of them) preferred a woman with a dress size 14 to 16.

Only 10% said they prefer women between the size 8 and 10, and 4.2% of them said they prefer women sizes 20 or over.

So, the majority of men prefer a blue eyed, dark haired woman who is a size 14-16, who knew?

That’s great if that’s you to a T, for the rest of us we’re not asking men any more questions!

There’s A Scientific Reason Why Men Are Either Into Brunettes Or Blondes

There’s no formal definition of beauty. There never has been. As the cliché goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” It’s not like there’s some systematic outline for what’s beautiful and what isn’t.

With that said, throughout the history of mankind, it’s hard to say society hasn’t developed an impression of what beauty should look like. I mean, this is why we have billboards, and models, and fashion magazines.

When most people think of beauty – or a face to apply to the word, at any rate – I’ll bet they think of Marilyn Monroe, before anyone else.

One step further, when people think of Marilyn Monroe, I’d also bet they think of her blonde hair, before all else.

Monroe’s iconic platinum blonde locks blazed the trail for “blonde bombshells.”

While I’m sure blonde hair has always been an object of attraction for men, after Monroe’s rise to fame in the early 50s, it became a staple of beauty.

And, then, the clichés began to pop up – blonde is beautiful; blonde is better; blondes have more fun – and, suddenly, we found this notion of blonde superiority being pushed to the forefront of popular perception.

Personally, I’ve always been a brunette guy. Not to say there’s anything wrong with blondes — I mean, I’d happily settle down with Kate Moss, don’t get me wrong.

Having said that, for me, there’s just something about the whole dark hair, dark skin, combination that can’t be touched.

At the same time, I also recognize most mainstream ideals prefer otherwise. It’s common knowledge that most men prefer blondes, right?

Well, after coming across a recent study, it appears science provides evidence – despite popular belief – men might actually favor brunettes.

According to Deborah Arthurs for Daily Mail, men find women with darker hair more sexually attractive.

Based on a poll conducted by social networking website Badoo, in a survey of 2,000 men, more than 60 percent of men reported they prefer “raven-haired” women.

As shown by the data, around one-third of the men polled claimed to find brown hair the most attractive; whereas, a little under 29 percent of men favored women with black hair.

Not to cast shade on the red-headed women out there; it is important to note almost 9 percent of men expressed their preference toward redheads.

A separate study, conducted by Viren Swami and Seishin Berrett, could provide further information on the topic.

According to their research, which consisted of two different studies, men’s preference regarding blonde or brunette women is a more complex matter than you might have thought.

The first study employed a female test subject who sat in nightclubs over the course of a few weeks.

Throughout the experiment, she changed her hair color three times – blonde, brunette, red – while the experimenters “observed and counted how many men approached her during a one-hour period.”

Results showed she was approached most frequently under the blonde hair condition. Compared to the 42 men who approached her while brunette, 60 men expressed interest in her while blonde.

After simply comparing these two statistics, and applying a little bit of common sense, one would assume men found her more attractive while blonde; however, that might not be the case.

According to the second experiment conducted by Swami and Berrett, when showed a picture of the same women with different hair colors, men reported they found the brunette version more beautiful.

This presents a question: If men find brunettes to be more attractive, why did they approach the blonde women more frequently at the bar?

Swami and Berrett went on to propose the theory that men find blonde women to be more needy.

Thus, they were more approachable in public situations, “possibly because it induced greater feelings of dominance or confidence in , which in turn reduced their inhibition,” as told by Dr. Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham for HuffPost Lifestyle.

One possible reason for this divergence from popular belief comes from a shift in modern ideology. Over the past half a century or so, the role of woman has evolved greatly, and rightly so.

According to Maxine Frith of The Independent, historically speaking, blonde hair has always been viewed as a “symbol of youth that was attractive to men.”

As women have taken on a larger role in society – since, say, the 1950s when Monroe’s blonde hair reigned supreme – the male scope of beauty has taken on different forms.

According to research done by the City University of London, and the reported data of 1,500 males included in the study, 81 percent of men described the brunette as “intelligent,” while 67 percent purported she appeared “self-sufficient,” when asked to give their impressions of her personality.

“They are looking for more intense, equal partnerships and appearance has a large role to play,” noted Peter Ayton, the man who led the study. “It is even possible certain hair colours can indicate wealth and experience.”

The idea of blondness being linked to youthfulness was explored further in a study examining Polish samples.

Dr. Piotr Sorokowski set up an experimental study exploring male hair color preference. The results of his research showed males did, generally, rate pictures of blonde hair as “more youthful,” and also maintained a preference for these women with regard to overall attractiveness.

Needless to say, these polls and surveys provide reason to believe preference in hair color can vary by location. But whether you prefer someone who has blonde hair, blue hair, rainbow-colored hair, or even if hair color is the very last thing on your mind, it comes down to personal preference.