I'm having a blonde moment
I love reading these reality TV boards, and I think that so many of the things written here are hilarious. And I really like this show - Who Wants to Marry My Dad - for the specific reason that the women are fabulous looking "older" women who hopefully display mature and classy actions (not always, though!). There is one issue, however, that I would like to address -and that is the "snarking" on blondes that shows up in many of the dating show forums. I do understand that the nature of these boards is to have a little fun by criticizing those who put themselves out there by being reality show contestants. And I also understand that under no circumstances should we criticize or attack any particular individual on these boards. But I still feel a call to duty to defend blondes - so here goes.
It seems that the phrase "bleached blonde" immediately carries with it some very negative connotations. I am a natural born blonde whose hair was almost white when I was a child. My natural hair color is still quite light, but I do get highlights to give it some "zing". I hold a master's degree in Physics and have a very good job in a mostly male-dominated profession. But still, I guess I am, according to those who don't know me, an air-headed bleached- blonde money-grubbing bimbo.
So this is my request - if you are going to criticize one of the reality show contestants, please find something more substantive than to criticize based on hair color alone. I think blondes, redheads, and brunettes are all beautiful - but the redheads and brunettes might get some help too, you know, just like the (gasp!) bleached blondes. And for the record, so far I believe my favorite "contestant" is Marilyn - an absolutely drop-dead gorgeous brunette - who seems very classy and mature. I am not that crazy anymore about Suzanne - I don't know why particularly - but I guess at times she seems a bit full of herself. Anyway let's just enjoy watching this crazy show!