I find redheads extremely attractive. Always have. I’m not sure why. Maybe because redheads are unique… The color of their hair is striking, they usually have blue eyes and pale skin. The combination makes looking at them – for me – breathtaking. The feeling I get is the same one I get when I see a very attractive man… Mel Gibson, for example, can give me the same feeling. He has those piercing eyes, he’s confident and flirtatious; in a word, magnetic. Redheads, as a group, are especially magnetic to me. I’m talking about my initial gut reaction to seeing a redhead; when I was single, a redhead did not a boyfriend make. And I did not marry a redhead. My husband knows about this inclination of mine and is not threatened.
My first real crush was on my cousin Jeff. He’s ten years older than me, tall, blue-eyed and redheaded. He, his sister and brother were the cool cousins. We didn’t grow up near them so visiting was always a treat. Jeff teased me good-naturedly and was so kind… I was a late bloomer, unused to boys treating me nicely; his politeness deepened my crush! Even now that he’s in his forties, married with three children and I’m in my thirties, he teases me about my childhood crush.
In seventh grade, I had a crush on a redhead named Bill. He was two years ahead of me and on the wrestling team. Remembering him now – twenty years later – I see him walking down the hall at school in his letter jacket and shoulder-length mullet… It makes my knees weak!
Celebrity redheads I love: Eric Stoltz and Damian Lewis (he played Captain Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers series). Eric Stoltz was so gorgeous in the movie Some Kind of Wonderful. Damian Lewis is British. A redheaded man with a sexy accent… Rrrowww. I know there are more striking celebrity redheads but I’ll be darned if I can think of more. (I tried googling but “redhead celebrity men” came up with pornographic sites; I’m at work.)
Haven’t even checked the Internet for a redhead fetish site; I will bet there are many.
I’ve always known about my penchant for redheads. I never thought about where it originated until this week. Visiting some former co-workers, I noticed a bobblehead Archie on someone’s desk. Suddenly I remembered. I had a crush on Archie! I think it all started with him.
My first crush, in the 9th grade, was on a girl named Amy. Her hair was such a dazzling shade of red it was closer to orange! You could spot her in a crowd anywhere.
Unfortunately I never actually talked to her, because I was at the absolute bottom of the pecking order in high school and someone in that position doesn’t talk to members of the opposite sex. (Or anyone, really, except for teachers.)
I have always had a thing for redheads, especially those with green eyes, freckles, and fiery dispositions. Sadly for me, I only dated one such person when I was an eligible bachelor and our relationship didn’t work out. I’ve since been married to my perfectly wonderful wife (who’s more of a dirty-blond/light brunette) for going on 19 years and can only gaze admiringly as the beautiful redheads pass by. So, yes, I know exactly what you are talking about. Of course, my wife has been known to dye her hair red on occasion - just to give me a thrill! As I said, she is a wonderful woman.
Seth Green - Yes. He’s probably shorter than me, but he’s cute.
Ron Howard - During Happy Days, yes.
Ewan MacGregor - ?? Never noticed redness in that head of his, but he’s still attractive.
Robert Redford - He’s a blond!
Rupert Grint - When I was younger, probably. He’s a little kid!
Danny Kaye - No, no and no. Dork-o-rama!
Wow, Gazelle. I never knew there were women like you. I never met any, anyway. In my experience, most women don’t find redheaded men attractive, preferring the “tall, dark and handsome” types. Well, I’m tall and not unhandsome, but that didn’t mean that two for three wasn’t bad.
An oh, yeah, I’m surprised noone’s brought up the “carpet/drapes” thing…