Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Gentlemen May Prefer Blondes, But Billionaires Prefer Brunettes

In the age-old war of blondes versus brunettes, it appears as though the brunettes are winning. According to the Times of London, a dating site created a list of the world's top 100 billionaires and analyzed the tresses of the rich guy's wives and girlfriends. The results? 62% of billionaires had married women with brown hair.

However, the article goes on to be fucking stupid by listing brunettes linked to the "world's most successful men," including Carla Bruni (France's PM), Sarah Larson (George Clooney's gf), Angelina Jolie and um, Catherine Zeta-Jones. As one Times commenter accurately notes, "This article is incomprehensibly stupid." Quite right. And while we might project certain attributes onto blondes, and think of brunettes in a certain way, do people really consider Michael Douglas to be one of the "world's most successful men"?

Now think about this: If the billionaires were women, and 62% of their husbands were dark-haired, would you think, those smart ladies are on to something? Or would you think, coincidence? The truth is, worldwide, dark hair is more common. So whomever you meet is more likely to be brunette anyway. But when it comes to pitting women against each other, there's always a new angle. Thanks, random dating site...but just for the record, brunettes are hotter. :)

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