The Platinum Effect: 7 Reasons Why Blondes Actually Have More Fun
Blondes seriously get a bad rap.
Brunettes are always perceived the smarter hair color, while redheads get to be seen as feisty.
Blondes? Well, we're usually on the butt end of a joke. Phrases like “Dumb blonde,” and “Blonde moment” get thrown around a lot. Well sorry world, we've had enough.
Studies prove even bottle blondes immediately feel more glamorous and sexier once they ditched their natural hair color.
Plus, gentlemen (and random hotties at your college bar) prefer blondes. Sure, the brunettes might marry them, but we get the upper hand now and that's what matters.
Not that we need proof to know that blondes are the sh*t, but science is on our side, too.
1. We're better in bed.
Think of some of the most iconic bombshells of all time: Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly — all blonde.
It's not all in my head, either: Studies show over 36 percent of men prefer flaxen-haired beauties in bed, while only 31 percent are all about girls with dark hair.
2. We look younger.
This can be both a pro and a con. You'll always be able to whittle away a few years from our guesstimated age when we get older, but it sucked being underage and carded at virtually every bar we went to.
Crazy as it seems, in the caveman days, blondes were seen as more likely to be healthier and live longer.
If you want to get technical, it has something to do with the loss of pigmentation, which allows for deeper penetration of ultraviolet light that's needed to synthesize vitamins.
in layman's terms, we're going to look 23 until we're 45.
3. We're more feminine.
No, that doesn't mean we're all super obsessed with fashion and “looooooove” shopping — rather, it's all in our DNA.
Caucasian blondes — at least, the ones that were born blonde and not the ones that have a love affair with bleach — have slightly higher estrogen levels than brunettes, so they are more likely to exhibit more feminine facial features, like a small button nose, pointed chin, silky skin and way less body hair.
4. Other chicks are just jealous of us.
Sorry, brunettes and redheads — there's a reason blondes are seen as the more approachable hair color.
In our cavewoman days, we had to fight over the attentions of men because so many of them died while out protecting our tribe and hunting for food.
Paleolithic hunters preferred blondes because they stood out from their brunette rivals and were seen as healthier.
That's all the evidence I need to prove guys still think like cavemen.
5. We make more tips.
Brunettes might be perceived as the more intelligent hair color, but blondes still make serious bank.
According to a 2009 survey by Cornell University, blonde waitresses earned significantly higher tips than other hair colors — despite their reported levels of hotness.
That's not all. Bottle blondes are shown as more likely to put their foot down in unfair situations, like when they feel they deserve a pay raise.
Dumb blonde? You wish.
6. We're way more outgoing.
Take a mental note and look around next time you're having a girls' night out. Who's the chick dancing on the table? What about the girl that always signs up first for karaoke? Chances are, it's the girl with the light locks.
Besides that, we're seen as more approachable. There are countless essays on brunettes turned bottle blondes, and how they noticed more people come up to them and introduce themselves once they switched over.
It's a blonde thing, and there's nothing wrong with that.
7. We are spontaneous.
Studies show brunettes are seen as both more sensible and more rational. Sure, they make better wives, but we have fun in the moment.
Knowing how to let loose and have fun is just as important as knowing how to settle down. No need to hate on how chill we are — we just know when it's time to have a good time!
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