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Study: Blondes More Likely to Cheat on Partners

One study drops a big blond bombshell.

By Kristin Wong Sep 28, 2012 4:05PM

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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Oct 6, 2012 10:53AM

a good majority of blonde women are very beautiful, but unfortunately most of them do fall into the catagory of married....with children's kelly bundy(played by current up all night superstar actor christina applegate, whom in real life is a medium brown long hair brunette).


take a look at Susanne summers(Christmas "chrissy" snow) from the very old 1977-1984 three's company(coincidentally loyal to her husband and a natural blonde).  try heather thomas(from the very old 1980's stunt man show the fall guy) or even lydia cornell(too close for comfort 1977 to 1983).  jenny lee harrison(the second roommate for three's company lasted two seasons and got replaced by pricilla barnes(now a b-movie horror actor). but if you want the epitome of dumb blonde take a look at pamela anderson(married tommy lee [ex-motley crue drummer] three times and does not seem to learn from her mistakes. the most loyal women are either lite brunette, raven haired, or deep brunette. the only reason why blondes are said to have more fun is, most guys are too taken by the "dumb girl bit" which women like pamela anderson know how to play-up to the T. so keep in mind the dumber they come off the actually the smarter they really are. the only dumb women are those whom never listen to their men, which are the ones whom have no man, but up to three kids, lots of boyfriends and an ex-husband paying blood money and child support to them.


Sep 30, 2012 5:46PM
Bla, Bla, Bla, Bla, Bla, stop talking and just give it up before its value drops
Sep 29, 2012 1:06PM

This is comical and all the "serious" responses are just as funny. Some of yall need to get a grip and pull your undees out your bottoms. This isnt the gosple and it's a just a fun article and something to think about. And if your a hair dresser...this gives you a way to make more money and entice women to change their hair color. Bahahahaha

Sep 28, 2012 11:19PM
I know alot of people both men and woman that cheat but I don't feel hair color has anything to do with it.  If a person is gonna cheat they are gonna cheat regardless.  I am a natural blonde and have never cheated and do not believe in cheating.  If you're unhappy in your relationship get out. Don't cheat. 
Sep 28, 2012 11:12PM
So in conclusion to the aforementioned hair color infidelity article. Are they saying women with blond hair have a greater propensity to delve into the unfathful sports? Or are they just more honest about it than other more devious folicle shades?
Sep 28, 2012 11:03PM
Amazing how many dopes see a study on something and decide that "oh wow it MUST be right".This sounds like a cheap attempt to slander white women (as most women natural or bottle-blonde are white women) Insert black females/black males or another minority and this comment section is filled with the typical  "that's racist" comments.White females have the lowest HIV incidence rate of all races of women in the U.S...didn't mention that did they? guess its okay to slam and bash our women and call them" easy"...the stats and facts speak otherwise.Blondes (and redheads and brunettes) ROCK! period
Sep 28, 2012 10:58PM
Now, if we can only figure out how many cheating blonde women in this online poll were actually bald men, we'll have some scientific results.
Sep 28, 2012 10:56PM
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