But then by the end of the week, the long hair profile had only garnered 237 likes and 31 messages.
That’s 51 percent fewer likes and about 60 percent fewer messages than I received with short hair.
Going from long hair to short always opens up invitations to critique the woman’s appearance (especially when said woman is in the spotlight), and there’s seemingly always one person who’s quick to chime in with an unsolicited, “She looked better with long hair.” I would know, since I certainly have received plenty of those sorts of comments myself.
The sad thing is that I allowed those individuals to shape my view of the world as a whole. The worst part is that I filtered my own appearance through their perspective and saw it as reality, without even realizing it.
You know the drill by now: I created an identical profile with pictures of long hair for the second week.
By the end of the first hour, I had 36 likes and 5 messages—pretty close to the short hair profile’s results.
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?I’ve also only ever dated men who liked my short crop.