It’s over half a century since Hollywood sex icons like Diana Dors, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe graced our screen, but their enduring popularity has now been explained and helped prove that an old adage is right – gentlemen really DO prefer blondes.
The study, carried out by Augsburg University, Minnesota, followed previous research that found blonde waitresses were more likely to get tips and more likely to be offered help by men.
This recent study found that blondes appeared ‘significantly’ younger and healthier looking than brunettes, and (in what was in no way wishful thinking) were also deemed to be more promiscuous.
This meant that blonde women were rated as preferable for shorter term relationships and had an advantage in dating (though relevant, this may not be recommendable as first date chit-chat). The corollary was that brunettes had an advantage when it came to marriage and had greater ‘parenting potential.’ Who says romance is dead?