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I heard it from important men in my life—such as my father, my brother and his friends, my high school crush—and saw that view reflected in the media, specifically in the way that female celebrities’ long hair is prized.
It’s always a big deal when a woman cuts off her hair, whether it’s in a TV show or a movie or in real life.
I laughed them off and continued to wear my hair short.
And yet, I still managed to internalize them to the point that I had no problem casually declaring that men on dating sites would greatly prefer me with long hair rather than my usual short hair—and I was surprised when I was proved wrong.
Once again, I swiped right on the first 100 profiles. By the end of the week, however, the long hair profile only had 38 matches and 15 messages.
After the first hour, I had eight matches and two messages—noticeably fewer than the amount that I had after the first hour of creating the short hair profile. That’s 22 percent fewer matches and 40 percent fewer messages than I received on my Tinder profile with short hair! I conducted the same experiment simultaneously on Ok Cupid.
So when I recently found myself single and on Tinder for the first time, I couldn’t help but wonder (in my best Carrie Bradshaw voice): Do men on dating sites prefer short hair or long hair?
On one hand, I like the way I look with short hair; but on the other hand, the most popular woman on Ok Cupid has long hair.
By the end of the week, I had 49 matches and 25 messages.
Consider what a big deal it was when Miley Cyrus sheared off her long Hannah Montana locks into a pixie cut, or how Julia Louis-Dreyfus was inspired by criticisms of Hillary Clinton’s hair for the short hair plotline on .
Going from long hair to short always opens up invitations to critique the woman’s appearance (especially when said woman is in the spotlight), and there’s seemingly always one person who’s quick to chime in with an unsolicited, “She looked better with long hair.” I would know, since I certainly have received plenty of those sorts of comments myself.
That’s 51 percent fewer likes and about 60 percent fewer messages than I received with short hair.
I believe the correct scientific term here is: Daayyyumn!