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.
Sure, I recognized that remarks like “women shouldn’t have short hair” and “women with short hair are less attractive than women with long hair” are sexist.
I myself have had short hair for years and I love how it looks—not only on myself, but on other women as well.
I’ve also only ever dated men who liked my short crop.
So why did I feel so confident that men, in general, prefer women with long hair?
All I can say is that it’s something that I grew up hearing so often I must have internalized it as fact.