Differences Between Blondes and Brunettes
Scientific facts and reasoning
Diversity is one of the most wonderful things today’s world and today’s life offers to us. Women come in a great variety of shapes, colors, and mindsets. But is there any actual scientific differences between us? Or maybe it’s all down to tastes and stats? Maybe the difference is that brunettes generally like cooking three bean salad.
While blondes prefer meatball soup?
The fact is, that there’s been multiple researches the aim of, which was to find out, do genetic differences in looks imply differences in behavioral patterns?
Here are a few scientifically proven facts about how blondes and brunettes statistically differ from each other.
1.Hair count of a natural blonde is generally bigger than that of a brunette.
This is a curious fact. A single naturally blonde hair is usually several times thinner than a naturally dark hair. But an average blonde person has a higher hair count than an average brunette. And yet, visually it may seem that an average brunette has more hair on their head, due to bigger single hair thickness.
Scientists believe that this is because originally hair color depended on the region and the need for the UV protection.
2. Blondes working in service sphere tend to earn more tips.
Sad but statistically true, according to a 2009 survey, conducted by a Cornell University. Well, let’s hope that if tables haven’t turned by 2019, at least they are in a position where servers’ tips depend on the quality of services rendered and absolutely nothing else.
3. At first sight or upon the first meeting brunettes are usually perceived as more intelligent.
Ugh, I know, all those blonde jokes. I’m so glad they are giving way to another kind of humor nowadays and the ‘dumb blonde’ stereotype is deteriorating. But it is still kicking, as studies show, as majority of people state that upon first impression women with dark hair seem to be of the more intelligent kind.
Scientists also have long proven, that intellectual ability, IQ levels and general smartness do not depend on hair or skin color or nationality. Though they may be hereditary!
4. Women who dye their hair have more fun.
It is a fact—people who are more accepting of change, including of change in themselves, tend to be more spontaneous and ready to let go and be glad. People mostly get used to a certain view of themselves and changing even a very insignificant detail causes stress. Going for another haircut or hair color is usually a big change—and a big stress. So, people who accept this kind of change with happiness and excitement to try out something new, more often tend to react the same in situations where life throws unexpected changes at them.
5. Men tend to like women with hair color similar to their own.
There are so many people out there who act out on the stereotype that opposites attract, that it’s actually hard to believe. The fact is, people who attract you as an adult, tend to be very much like people who surrounded you during childhood. This research is quite controversial and have been overthrown multiple times by other researches, showing that there actually is no such things as laws or rules of attraction, and yet, the fact is—there are scientific researches that demonstrate people’s affinity towards people with similar hair color.
6. Blondes take a bit more time to get ready.
Sounds a bit offensive towards all those gorgeous blonde queens with excellent time-management skills, and yet it is a researched fact. On average, blondes take a bit longer and spend a bit more time on their self-care and beauty routines. Well, what do you know?
In my opinion, diversity is one of the most wonderful things about today’s society and trying to fit everyone into this or that stereotype is futile. Most of these perceived advantages will give way to the time-tested traits of its wearer, like cook delicious filipino spaghetti for dinner no matter the hair color or preferring an evening with a book to a night out or vice versa.