Thursday, 19 June 2008

Blonde vs. Brunette

Brunette vs. Blonde, since the dawn of days and the existence of the blonde and the brunette genes, there was a certain rivalry, in ancient Rome; a blonde daughter would make a good connection or marriage for the family…in present time Rome…well! Things probably haven’t changed that much! A blond child is always preferred to brunette!

We all know the sayings: "Blondes have more fun, brunettes are smart"Such a stereotypical analogy! The fact is this is simply not true, well not always anyway. I know blondes who are perfectly capable of telling time and doing simple mathematical calculations! No seriously, hair or skin colour cannot be a factor in defining your IQ. It’s true that if you check there aren’t many blondes that went down in history for their intelligence or life-changing discoveries, you’ll find more blondes in history known for their beauty, entertainment talents or promiscuity such as Marilyn Monroe or Anna-Nicole Smith…Brunettes on the other hand they represent the more intelligent portion of women in History, Marie Curie is a great example of this so is Frida Cahlo in a different genre or Assia Djabar who is a writer.

Blondes get more attention generally from men and women, something about the bright colour I guess! More attention means more opportunities and more fun. Brunettes fall more into a niche group, where not all men are attracted by the sight of a brunette or a brown lock of hair unless the brunette in question is strikingly beautiful. Having said that there are exceptions where men find themselves also drawn to brunettes purely based on their own assumptions or conditioned belief that brunettes are more mysterious, more natural and make better life partners. The intelligent blondes find it understandably unfair, so you’ll find them trying to assert their intelligence and their allegedly high IQ to reassure themselves! And that in turn is so unattractive!

NOW this colour correlation doesn’t translate exactly to men as it does for women. If you ask any women what kind of men she prefers, I guarantee her answer will be a dark men or a men with dark features! So you see being a brunette for men is definitely an asset and intelligence doesn’t even come into the equation. Because Men are intelligent anyway it seems, their intelligence is not debated nor is the quantity of the fun they have, it doesn’t matter what colour their hair is! Such bigotry.

Now I am brunette, I am intelligent if I may say so myself and I have even more fun than blondes! So! Is this Blond vs. Brunette; a hair-dye man-made myth or a reality?

And what about Gingers?


  1. Quite amusing blod. good job.

    Do you have a thing with/against gingers? lol

  2. Thanks! Love gingers! They’re my side-kick - I say this from a loving place :)

  3. Strange but I do find blonde girls bimbo type i.e physically atractive but dumb as long as they are not the anorexic type with no curves . As a dark skinned Algerian I find the oriental type of girls and also Indian as very appealing, (don't tell my french wife), she always covers my eyes when a gorgeous oriental girl comes in my sight (just kiding). The brunettes for me are a common type as they are the majority in Algeria, they are also very attractive, but I guess "supply and demand" is a rule that governs oposite sex attraction as well. To prove this look around you and count how many blonde girls go out with dark skinned man and vice versa. oposites attract each other, here is another rule that extends from electricity to sex appeal.

  4. Thanks Slim60. I have to agree on the fact that "deman and supply" rule definitely applies on attraction, but if you have sex appeal you have it regardless of your hair colour or of how good a colourist you have.

  5. Blondes, of course.
    Seriously because they look more hygenic and because they have fun

  6. Blondes look more hygienic??? Are you implying that brunettes look dirty?
    Because of darker hair or skin they'd look dirty?

  7. Definately not skin and definately not pertinent to all the body.
    I would not want to be more specific. I would call it "a thing for blonde women" if you like.
    I am sure it is just a sexual thing.
    Sorry to be rude.

  8. I understand what might be more appealing to you. I guess you didn't formulate your phrase properly :)
    To each their own...

  9. Irulana Corrino7 July 2011 at 22:09

    Come on Dz-Chick, first: Maria Skłodowska-Curie as that's her full name. She was Polish married to Frenchman, dark blond blue eyed person :-) Marlin Monroe was just a fake blond:-) Color doesn't count, mysterious x-factor does :-)

  10. Marie Curie being a dark blond, I am gonna say she was a ligh brunette ;)

    as For Marilyn Monore! damn I forgot she was a brunette, but in my defence, I related the whole blonde vs Brunette issue to a "hair dye myth" ;)

  11. Irulana Corrino7 July 2011 at 23:33

    Skip it hon ;-) I just read it in her love letters addressed to Paul Langevin, Maria's lover and an inventor as well. What makes as truly real people is our capability to think out of the box :-)

  12. "Thinking outside of the box" ABSO-F*CKING-LUTELY

  13. Irulana Corrino7 July 2011 at 23:47

    Nah, you got me here :-) Sorry my English is pretty rusty ;-)

  14. Nah sounds fine to me...:)

  15. 'blond v brunette / attractiveness v intelligence; myth or reality?'
    Complete myth.
    Generally speaking ...Men don't think brunettes are more intelligent.

  16. DZ-Chick, blondes are very appealing to men in most part of the world because women, on a global scale, are majorily brunettes.

    Asia makes up over 60% of the world population, there are very little natural blondes in Asia but some can be found in Northern Afghanistan and Pakistan. Blondes are mostly found in Europe and Northern America. Westerners, let's face it, are a global minority.

    According to (unsure how reliable that is) blondes make up only 5% of the world population hence the fascination men have for them is justified. They are actually niche, not us brunettes, and that explains why brunettes are more successful......we outnumber blondes by far.

    Assessing one's intelligence according to hair colour or skin colour is as ludicrous as driving cars with our feet just because we could.

    If blondes have more fun, we certainly ARE more fun.....we are fiery and passionate. I wouldn't wish to be blonde, I love my exotic looks.

    Ultimately blonde hair and blue eyes are just a lack of pigmentation hence a deficit, apologies to all blondes, I didn't make up the rule.


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