Study: Blondes More Likely to Cheat on Partners
One study drops a big blond bombshell.
Blondes may have more fun, but they might just have more relationship issues, too.
According to a recent study, hair color plays a surprising role in women's infidelity. When it comes to cheating, blond women make up a staggering percentage of the unfaithful, while a much smaller percentage of female cheaters are brunettes.
The study, carried out by support website CheaterVille.com, found that a whopping 42 percent of women who admit to cheating also happen to have blond hair. Redheads came in second at 23 percent, brown-haired cheating ladies made up 20 percent, and only 11 percent of women stepping out had black hair.
Apparently, there's a color spectrum for infidelity.
The website conducted the study based on the online postings submitted by a cross sample of its members.
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And while founder James McGibney admits that this isn't the most scientific of studies — baldness or hair coloring were not taken into consideration — the results are still pretty interesting, especially with a number as high as 42 percent.
And let's not leave out the men. CheaterVille found that 40 percent of male cheaters have brown hair, 32 percent are raven-haired, 20 percent are blond, and a mere 5 percent are redheads.
Also interesting, McGibney discovered that 43 percent of both male and female victims of infidelity were brunettes.
He said of the findings:
"From Veronica vs. Betty to Ginger vs. Mary Anne, we've always favored one look over another. But now our research gives us a tempting look at how hair color might play a role in infidelity - and that's nothing to brush off."
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My question is this. Was the study done taking into consideration the fact that the blonde cheater was a natural blonde or a bottle blonde? I am a natural blonde and would never ever dream of cheating on my husband of 29 years. However, bottle blondes tend to be insecure and more the "notice me" type. I think that the majority of women that bleach their hair blonde (not all) want to be considered a sex object & would be more up for cheating.
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