I don’t know how I feel about advocating for you to date a group of people, especially one as impressive as the gingers. Due to the fact that we all like to know something others don’t, I’m tempted not to reveal all the reasons I know would make them irresistible to you if you knew too.
Then again, I can’t possibly have them all. Plus let’s face it, this information is hardly exclusive to me, so I might as well put it out there. I’m not here to undo the bad rap ginger men and women have received over the years, I leave that to you and the next ones you meet.
But hopefully, after going through the following reasons, you’ll stop pigeonholing every redhead before getting to know the man. Anyhow, without further ado, here goes!
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Even though redheads don’t like to be singled out, they have a headful of mane that makes it so. Did you know that people with natural red hair make up only one to two percent of the entire human population? You probably knew they were uncommon, but this level of rarity makes you appreciate gingers even more, am I right?
If you look hard enough, you will probably find a redhead in every population, but the very fact that you’d have to look boosts their value in the dating scene by a mile. And with their uniqueness comes a host of advantages for those who are lucky enough to snag one.
Speaking of pros, hot accents, anyone? If you have a thing for the manner in which the English language rolls off a man’s tongue, your chances of getting that are relatively high if you date a ginger guy. Given people of northern or northwestern European ancestry make up the majority of the above number.
Specifically, two to six percent of northwestern Europeans are born with natural red locks. That means you are more likely to meet an English, Irish, or Scot ginger than you are to meet one from any other part of the world.
Not only does their fiery tress command everyone’s attention whenever ginger guys walk into a room, but it also serves as a beacon in a room full of people. All hair colors may matter, but we don’t all have the perk of being literally one in a hundred (or a thousand, depending on where you are.)
Of course, there is always the possibility of having a couple of faux reds around. But you would have to be in a room full of gingers to have the same trouble that would typically come with losing a brunette or even blonde on a regular day.
The uniqueness that redheads’ genetic makeup affords them is lifelong. If the hair is the sole thing that makes you want to be with a ginger guy (although it really shouldn’t), you’d still have something to look forward to even in old age. You see, unlike the rest of us, their hair doesn’t turn gray as they age.
If you are not a redhead yourself, and you end up marrying one, you can expect your partner’s hair color to fade eventually, too. However, rather than turn grey like yours probably would, ginger hair fades to rose gold/strawberry blonde before finally turning white—a cool fact if you have a thing against grey tints.
On a more below-the-surface note, most redheads don’t have it easy growing up. As many perks as there are to being unique, the attention it attracts also has its downsides. For one, humans aren’t known to be very receptive to anything that deviates from what they know to be the ‘norm.’
Ask anyone that belongs to a minority group, and they will most likely have a story to tell about being treated differently at least once in their life. Having lived through prejudice and discrimination – both medieval and modern – basically all their lives, a ginger guy can probably relate to such stories better than most.
While it is important to separate facts from myth, it is a truth that gingers have a certain sensitivity to them. The emotional aspect aside, they react differently to physical pain than those who don’t share their genetic makeup (which is most people) and are also more susceptible to certain illnesses.
While this means they have a higher threshold for stinging pain and anesthesia than their non-red counterpart, they are also more sensitive to temperature and prone to toothaches. Not to mention their sensitivity to the sun, among other things.
Getting close enough to a ginger guy to date him means you’ll come to realize they don’t do these things because they are picky or weird. Several studies have shown they can’t help it and knowing these facts about their vulnerabilities brings out your protective side, especially when you are in love.
Not to be confused by their pale skin, these lots have what brunettes and blondes can only describe as a genetic superpower. Redheads don’t see eye-to-eye with the sun, but their body more than makes up for the vitamin D the pigments in their skin can’t absorb from the sun by making their own.
This means that if a bunch of people is subjected to low light conditions, the natural gingers among them can internally make their own Vitamin D. They can also absorb the bone-strengthening vitamin from the sun more quickly than the rest of us. So, do not be fooled by their frail appearance, an average ginger guy packs something heavy in the bone department.
When you grow up continually having to prove you deserve to be in the room as much as the next person, you tend to come out the other side better than most. You know what they say about what doesn’t kill you. If being treated differently doesn’t kill a ginger, they mostly grow up being wholesome individuals.
Not to make it look like the red hair gene automatically makes them perfect. But given what growing up is like for an average ginger guy, those who don’t end up being assholes are usually the complete opposite. Because their looks weren’t always deemed good enough, they have had to work on things like their personalities to prove that they are.
Another upside to their rocky experience on the playground (if you are the glass half full type) is that an average ginger guy can take a joke. Moreso, he can dish them out just as well. It comes with the domain when you’re usually the butt of the joke among your peers.
Having to develop a sense of humor as a coping mechanism is not funny, but unfortunately, it is the reality of these guys. Not only can this guy make you laugh if you date, but he probably wouldn’t take life so seriously that he can’t laugh at himself. They may not get the feature by choice, but having it makes living a bit more bearable and dating, more fun.
Men in all of their toxic macho-ness generally do not rank self-care high on their list. If you’ve gone out with enough of these types of guys, you’d understand how much of a trouble it can be to get them to wear sunscreen, let alone moisturize.
On the other hand, an average ginger guy doesn’t take his well-being lightly. He knows what it takes to keep that fair skin beautiful and wouldn’t trade self-care for anything. Not only will he not put you down for taking care of yourself, but he would also likely join in and maybe even offer some recommendations. Buddy in bed and skincare? Go figure!
These guys’ genes don’t only give them the porcelain skin and the highly coveted tresses, but they also give them a higher chance of escaping something that all men fear. According to the CDC, 13 out of 100 men will have prostate cancer in their lifetime just because they are male.
However, a natural ginger guy’s unusual genes make him 54% less likely to get this deadly disease than his darker-haired counterparts. According to this study by the British Journal of Cancer, ginger men may have the same gene responsible for their hair color to thank for this incredible edge.
We’ve heard all sorts about female redheads, how passionate they are as lovers, and their storied feats in bed. From speculations to studies and even individual experiences, many swear that not only do gingers have more sex, but they also get to orgasm more than most of us.
While I may not confirm this about all ginger men, there is usually no smoke without a fire. Stereotypes and celebrity influencing aside, if there is any genetic truth to the ‘fiery redhead’ notoriety, then dating a ginger guy puts you in the running for the ride of your life.
If you meet a grown man with natural red hair, he’s probably going to be a ginger for life. At that stage, he has probably lived through the worst of the pressure to dye his hair or take more drastic measures to keep his identity hidden.
This means gingers who stay ginger despite all odds have had to develop their confidence alongside. This is why nine of 10, if not every natural redhead you meet as an adult, wear their mane with pride. They may have their insecurities like every other person, but they generally won’t let anyone shame them for their unique traits once they’ve come to terms with them.
For all of its benefits, the sun does a number on the human skin over time. The rest of us may not be as susceptible to sunburns and related reactions as a ginger, but eventually, they tend to have the last laugh.
Not being able to roll in the sun may be a gross inconvenience now, but that also slows the effect of the aging process on their skin down by years. This means that by the time his non-redhaired mates reach the age of fine lines and wrinkles, your ginger guy’s genes would still keep him looking relatively ageless.
Need more reasons to date a ginger guy? Freckles! It doesn’t matter whether it’s a man or woman sporting it, freckles are so cute on these guys it seems almost unfair to the rest of us. Apparently, the same gene, MC1R, responsible for their red hair causes the freckles.
Not only are they not a skin disorder, but they are one of the reasons redheads are not our mates. While freckles are not unique to the gingers, it is a common reaction the pheomelanin in their skin has with the sun’s UV light. It’s like nature knows it can’t completely protect this exotic breed from itself, so it gives them freckles as a badge of honor when exposed.
It’s a universal fact that beards make men look hotter, right? Reports show that this fact has started to grow on even the British, especially among the younger demographic. While facial hair may not have been worth considering if your taste in men covers your English, Irish, and Scottish folks, it certainly should now.
I, personally, am an advocate for a neatly-kept, connected beard on a man. If you are anything like me and have a thing for the English, you can count on his accent being his second sexiest feature if you go for a ginger guy.
One of the reasons the ginger hair gene is so rare is that it takes both parents carrying the gene to make a red-haired baby. That means marrying a redhead is no guarantee of a house full of fair-skin, ginger-haired little ones.
However, your chances are higher if you have Scottish, Irish, or English ancestry or are related to any of the European countries with a high frequency of ginger hair occurrence. Even if your ethnicity is nowhere close to the English, if you carry the mutated MC1R gene, you can still have a redhead baby if you marry a guy with similar genetic makeup. Case in point: a ginger guy.
From having no soul to being conceived during menstruation, redheads have suffered their share of myths across generations. Among the slew of ‘legends,’ I have chosen to single one out to discuss as a fan of the twilight tales myself: the issue of gingers becoming vampires when they die.
It goes to show how far humans will go to demonize that which they do not know. Back when the world was still less… enlightened, the pale skin and fiery hue of the redheads got them called vampires and witches, among other ridiculous labels.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how you see it, science has proved time and again that it’s just genetics at work, nothing supernatural about these folks. So, if that’s what you are worried about, dating a redhead won’t cost you your eternal soul, but stigmatizing people who look different than you just might.
With folklore out of the way, another reason you should consider dating a ginger guy is the impeccable sense of style that seems innate in most of them. We have established that an average ginger guy takes care of himself, which is really half the work for looking good.
But in addition, have you seen a ginger guy in a suit lately? Even a pair of tees and sweats that compliments his natural color pops on these guys. Maybe their fashion taste has something to do with ginger people making sure they are a ten on other fronts to compensate for their looks over the years. Maybe not. Ours isn’t to question why but to appreciate the ginger guys’ ability to slay effortlessly.
Who says vanity shouldn’t count on a list like this, too? Not that many of us will admit it, but it is human nature to want to brag about our awesome feats. Maybe not always to spite those around us, most times, it’s all out of good-natured banter among friends.
Dating, for instance, is a golden opportunity to show off your prowess; men do it, and frankly, so do ladies. With that in mind, imagine how many more points you could get for landing an eligible bachelor with natural red hair? Even more so if you get one with blue eyes. (natural red hair plus blue eyes is the rarest combination in the world!) Let’s see your friends try to top that.
Sadly, (but fortunately for you!) years of being victimized and bullied can make it harder for a redhead to believe all the “hype” about them. The not-so-lucky ones born into communities who treat their kind with prejudice may have some self-image issues.
The good news, if we can even call it that, is that this means these guys do not realize how incredibly hot and in-demand they are. And while this doesn’t mean you should fleece them, it does help us laypeople’s odds of getting a redhead that their egos are typically not through the roof.
More on the unique factor. What do red hair and left-handedness have in common, you ask? They are both recessive traits, and the thing about those is that they occur in pairs. Therefore, experts suggest that people who carry the red hair gene may be more likely to be lefties.
Now I don’t know what percentage of the English (and their neighboring ethnicities) ginger-haired men fall under this category, but those who do are all the more unique for it.
If you believe in trying everything at least once, you should probably brace yourself before applying that philosophy to dating a ginger man. I could explain reasons to date these guys to you in twice as many points as I already have, but none would work as well as experiencing them for yourself.
Reason being that he will most likely ruin other men for you, and I mean this in the best possible way. This is not because of their English affiliations (more like despite it since the English are arguably the least romantic in the UK). Neither is it solely because of their hair color (anyone can sport a red mane, doesn’t make you a redhead.)
Rather, these guys are this hot in the dating scene because of the factors that make them up as a whole – genetic makeup, history, lifestyle, etc. These and more reasons you can only see for yourself are why you should consider dating ginger men, but only if you intend to stay.
Ginger is a common nickname for people who naturally have red hair, pale skin, and commonly but not uniquely, freckles. The term ginger may have other meanings in various cultures, but it is generally used to address a male redhead.
There is a longstanding stereotype associating redheads with being sexual vixens, as far as reasons go, this is more likely to be why. But then, something about the redheads’ fair, freckled skin makes them seem vulnerable and thus triggers the male’s instinct to want to protect them.
Naturally, we tend to put more premium on the things we don’t get to see every day. Given their genetic rarity (they make up only about one to two percent of the world population.), it’s no surprise most people find them so attractive.
Because attractiveness is mostly subjective, there is no single answer to what hair color is more striking. People who generally appreciate dark colors will probably be partial to brunettes, while those who lean towards the fairer hues may find redheads and blondes more attractive.
Ginger men are relatively uncommon in the dating scene, so if you are a sucker for uniqueness, you should totally consider dating one. There’s also their natural beauty and porcelain skin, plus the fact that history hasn’t always been kind to them means they tend to have more than looks going for them.
Now that you are in on the reasons everyone wants to date a ginger guy, what do you think? Are you sold yet, or you still have to see for yourself? Let me know your thoughts on the list as usual and kindly share the article if you enjoyed it.