Created By: peccantis on June 16, 2011 Last Edited By: peccantis on June 16, 2011

Blonde Is Better

Blondes are more attractive than brunettes of redheads.

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I am aware of the existence of Everyone Loves Blondes -- but that doesn't seem to be about blondes being more attractive, but rather about works containing a lot of blondes and averting other blondness tropes.

Needs a Better Title maybe. Needs More Examples.

Blond hair is magical. Blond(e)s are dumb, evil, wholesome and lovely, and if a character has white hair, they're either very pretty or evil. Even when you're of a mature age, silvery hair clearly is The Way to be attractive.

Whether it's platinum or dirty, golden or ashen, strawberry or honey, blondes are often considered superior in looks and attractiveness because of their hair. Want to be prettier? Bleach your hair. Who is the prettiest? The blonde of course.

With men it tends to go the other way around -- black-haired men are preferable. See Tall, Dark, and Handsome.

Blonde hair doesn't get associated with just purity, innocence, kindness and wholesome femininity -- blondes also have fame as being the pinnacle of sexiness, and even cruel and abusive sexiness.

Appreciation of blondes is very much Truth in Television, and things like high interest towards blonde women in countries where black hair is predominant are widely known. The term "Swedish blonde" seems to be synonymous with "perfect woman".

Of course, black, brown and red hair have their own fans. Light-coloured hair however seems the most appreciated.

Please only add examples where the superiority of blondness is more or less explicit in-universe. This is an ubiquitous, Truth in Television trope much like Buxom Is Better, and we don't want a laundry list of blondes in media.


  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a film named after this trope. -- Can anyone confirm if the trope is invoked in the story itself?

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  • June 16, 2011
  • June 16, 2011
    Got to admit even though you say its different it seems identical.
  • June 16, 2011
    Maybe this name can be redirect?
  • June 16, 2011
    ^^^ Well gee, I mentioned that page the first thing in this description, with reasoning why these are two different things. Explanation needed.

    That thing is apparently supposed to be about works that have a surprising number of blondes. Many examples listed there say nothing about superior attractiveness of blondes. Anyway, it's under TRS and I'll happily discard this or merge this with Everyone Loves Blondes, but not before the TRS has reached a conclusion.
  • June 16, 2011
    IF that is the case you might want to add YMMV.
  • June 16, 2011
    I'm pretty sure this doesn't need that because the audience has no role in here. Compare with Buxom Is Better, this is practically that trope just with another physical trait replacing buxomness. Both this and Buxom Is Better are supposed to only include cases where the superior attractiveness is in-universe depicted to be a result of being buxom/blonde.