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There are many everyday expressions that speak to specific physical attributes. These include: tall, dark, and handsome; fiery redhead; bad hair day; and bedroom eyes. Of all appearance-based sayings stereotypes, perhaps none are as ubiquitous as those associated with blonde hair. Many titles of products of popular culture include references to blonde hair including the classic 1953 movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell), and Rod Stewart's 1978 smash album titled "Blondes Have More Fun."
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Platinum Blonde, a Torontonian New Wave group whose claim to fame was in part shaped by their massive blond coiffure. Returning to the various "blonde" stereotypes, is there any truth to these widely held beliefs? Do men truly have a preference for blondes? Are blondes judged differently along a wide range of traits?