Here's a small sampling of the initial comments I received that were By the end of my little experiment, I had to conclude that not only was my hypothesis completely incorrect, I was also apparently carrying around an incorrect assumption about the way men view women with short hair.
This forced me to take a moment to unpack my reasons for this.
I heard it from important men in my life—such as my father, my brother and his friends, my high school crush—and saw that view reflected in the media, specifically in the way that female celebrities’ long hair is prized.
It’s always a big deal when a woman cuts off her hair, whether it’s in a TV show or a movie or in real life.
Since Ok Cupid is set up differently from Tinder in that it doesn’t require a mutual match, I just created my profile and then sat back and waited.
For my Ok C profile with the short hair, I received 33 likes and 9 messages within the first hour.
So when I recently found myself single and on Tinder for the first time, I couldn’t help but wonder (in my best Carrie Bradshaw voice): Do men on dating sites prefer short hair or long hair?