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15 reasons to date a redhead

by Eharmony Editorial Team - January 12, 2016

12th January is Kiss a Ginger Day! And while we wouldn’t advise grabbing the next flame-haired person who walks past you, we would urge you to consider dating a redhead. Here are 15 reasons why

1. They are a rare breed

Redheads only represent up to 4% of the world’s population.

2. In fact, red hair and blue eyes is the most unique combination in the world

3. Ginger beards

When they grow a beard you know it will always match their hair!

4. They have a reputation for being fiery and passionate

What’s not to love?

5. They have a great sense of humour

Unfortunately, red hair often attracts unkind jokes in the school playground. However, this will mean your redheaded partner will have grown up being able to give as good as they get!

6. They’re sensitive and strong

Scientific studies have suggested that people with ginger hair have a higher pain threshold for stinging pain but are more sensitive to the cold than brunettes or blondes.

7. They have some great representation throughout history

Cleopatra and Helen of Troy are both supposed to have been redheads.

8. Their hair doesn’t turn grey

Ginger hair loses its colour slowly, turning to white or silver rather than grey.

9. They create more vitamin D

They might not tan quite as well, but redheads’ skin absorbs more sunlight meaning more essential vitamin D.

10. They stand out

Your flame-haired partner will be easy to show off in a crowd.

11. Gingers have inspired countless works of art

Think Boticelli’s The Birth of Venus or John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shallot.

12. They have also inspired some interesting conspiracy theories

Redheads were even believed to be vampires in medieval times.

13. They look royal

Okay, maybe only if they look like Prince Harry.

14. Christina Hendricks, Isla Fisher, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore…

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15. …Damien Lewis, Eddie Redmayne, Ed Sheeran

Enough said.

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