(Women love to cut their hair short, but men prefer women with long hair.)
Last night, at a bar in Silverlake, I saw an attractive girl with short hair.
This shocked me and I took a beat, when was the last time I saw an attractive girl with short hair? Despite countless polls, articles, and theories explaining why guys don’t like short hair, women hack it off anyway. Well I’m here to tell you what most guys are afraid to say, guys like women with long hair — we actually prefer it. Women are the ones that like other women with short hair. If you decide to cut your hair short, then be prepared for the consequences. Men may find you less attractive and perhaps not even look at you. If you’re an actress, you may be typecast. If you’re looking for a boyfriend, he may think you’re a lesbian. Of course, not all lesbians have short hair, but it’s a subconscious question that pops up in people’s heads whether we like it or not. When women contemplate this drastic hair change, they always point to a celebrity and how great she looks with it. Sure Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway look okay with short hair, but it’s only because they have very feminine facial structures. That being said, they look exponentially better with long hair. Most women will end up looking like Miley Cyrus.
So why shouldn’t you cut your hair?
It’s more feminine
Long hair is instinctually seen as more feminine and men love this about women. If we wanted to date a guy, then we would. In movies, if the storyline requires that a girl dress like a guy, the first thing they do is cut her hair, because her hair is a dead give-away; so keep this in mind when you consider cutting it all off. Your girlfriends will applaud you for your bold change, but only because they envy the courage it took to do it, not because it looks good. Men like women with long hair; there aren’t cave drawings of women with pixie cuts because long hair is feminine. Man’s instincts and what he is attracted to haven’t changed that much in the past five thousand years.
Guys like change
Men are visual creatures and we like attractive women. The number one thing a guy is going to be attracted to you for is your looks. Way far distant galaxies away in second place is your personality. We’re not proud of this, but this is who we are and we accept it. Even though personality wins out in the long run, looks always wins in the short run. Because men are dominated by their sense of vision, guys watch porn and check out women. We get bored easily, so we look around for new stimuli to release the dopamine and serotonin that makes us feel good. Even if he’s 100% faithful to you, he’s going to check out and fantasize about other women; this is what men are. One of the things guys love about long hair is that you can constantly change it. You can put it up, down, pull it into a pony-tail, a bun, a wave, curls, whatever. If you have a pixie cut, the only thing you can do is put product in and hope it’s a good hair day. And now you’ve eliminated the joy of letting him run his fingers through it, of playing with it, of pulling it, of you looking feminine. Guys are morons, we like change and we like toys. Your hair gives a man revolving visual stimuli and something to play with.
You may not have the facial structure
You may not have the facial structure for short hair. Very few women look good with short hair. Probably all of the same women who look good with short hair, look even better with long hair. If your face is round or you’re overweight, it’s not going to look good; long hair frames your face better. You already know this, because that’s what you do when you choose earrings.
So you can listen to what your girlfriends and Cosmo tell you about what a man wants, or you can listen to a man tell you what men want. Men like long hair. Sure there are men out there that are totally going to dig your short locks, but these are outliers and with short hair, you’re severely cutting your opportunities. You know how you feel about guys having long hair? That’s how guys feel about women with short hair.
By the way, that girl at the bar in Silverlake, I saw her with her girlfriend later — she was a lesbian
[Photo: York Blvd. in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles]