While 12% represents a relatively small pool, the sentiment shared by this group aligns with historical, and current, associations. Whitbourne points out, there are existing perceptions about woman with short hair, largely rooted in the woman’s supposed lack of heterosexual interest or appeal.“Short hair still seems ‘manly,’ even though on some women it may seem particularly sexy,” she says. Gwendolyn Seidman, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Albright College and author of Close Encounters, explains, long, lush hair on women is historically, and scientifically, linked to heightened sexual appeal.
“In terms of primping and preening, it’s very much a part of the process,” she explains, “because it is considered such a reflection of our identities and the image we wish to project to others.”Thus, hair is remarkably important to our impression management in dating.Someone who wears a puka shell necklace because they want a chance to tell you that they got it on their gap year in Thailand. Going back to their place and discovering they’re out of toilet roll, but they have no urgency about going to the shops to get more, because – you can only assume – they are fine to just drip dry. Online dating can be terrible, which is why we have no choice but to make these dating profile deal-breakers that women are fed up with, gentlemen. We’re all just trying to do our best to seem likable and find a person we can get along with for a night or maybe even longer, all of which can make us hella awkward.Like, we shouldn’t have to just settle for all the guys that claim they won’t assault us after sharing a plate of nachos. I’d recently brought my hair stylist a Louis Vuitton ad featuring Michelle Williams (remember how fierce she looked?