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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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189Comments
Sep 28, 2012 5:52PM
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Blonde, are they talking the lamp shade and the carpet both being blonde?
Sep 28, 2012 5:51PM
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This is stupid...blondes are just the ones dumb enough to get caught
Sep 28, 2012 5:47PM
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The study was kind of vague. Colud it be that blondes are more likely to have the balls to admit cheating?
Sep 28, 2012 5:47PM
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That sounds closely matched to the hair color of the general population, doesn't it? 
Sep 28, 2012 5:45PM
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This study means nothing.  there are far more darker-haired people in the world by the time they reach adult-hood than blondes.  This needs to be taken into account.
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