05 June, 2009

Blondes don't have more fun

They have a reputation for having the most fun, but blondes are more likely to have their romantic hopes crushed after a first date, a survey has found.

While a third of first dates in Britain end in "disaster", flaxen-haired hopefuls are a quarter more likely to have their dreams of true loved nipped in the bud than their brunette or red-headed counterparts.

Blondes are apparently the most likely of anyone to have attempted to seduce a first date with reminiscences about an ex, seen their judgement impaired by drinking too much, bed their date at the end of the night, and even forget the name of their would-be paramour.

A total of 1,300 people were surveyed by internet dating firm Parship.co.uk in an attempt to discover why so many first dates ended with both parties vowing never to cross paths again.

Of the 18 million first dates "enjoyed" by Britons every year, as many as 6 million never progress to a second date.

Penny Conway, from the online dating firm, said: "Although it's unlikely a person will behave differently simply because of their hair colour, they may act out of character if they are being treated badly, or according to a stereotype.

"In films blondes are often assumed as being clueless or as having more fun. How we are treated by other people can influence how we behave, so this may explain why blondes are more likely to behave badly compared to brunettes or red heads, or go home with their dates on the first night." Read on >>

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