Many closet curlies are married to a flat iron because they think men prefer the smooth, straight look over curls or kinks. To find out, I embarked on an unscientific social experiment. “So, which do you prefer, a woman with curly or straight hair? And when you can maneuver your mane in either direction, you have the option of changing your visual impression when meeting someone new. Newly single in New York City, I joined a popular online dating service and posted two profiles. The first profile included a picture of my hair flat-ironed straight. After one month showcasing the straight profile and the next month curly, more than twice as many men responded to the straight look. I’m connected to voicemail, hang up, then glance at the cabbie. And as I’m about to pipe in with an explanation, I look up and realize he’s already back to enjoying his meal, unfazed. ” I stop eating, my fingers now entangled in a tress tug-of-war. My date’s friend agrees my hair would look better out of the way. Bachelor #3: Cuban Marketing Executive On my next date, I vow to worry less and relax more, no matter where my locks lay. He has only seen a straight photo, but there’s not even a hint of surprise. It’s about creating your own rules for love because you and your partner(s) have never existed before. It might even take moving outside your comfort zone. It’s more of a Friday-night-in-front-of-the-couch thing. It’s more of a lounging-around-in-sweatpants thing. It’s an opportunity where you can be yourself completely—without the fancy outfit or funny lines—and another person still chooses you every time.
If they reach out to my straight profile, I would meet them as a curly, and vice versa. I’m nervous on the entire cab ride to the restaurant, wondering if my date will even recognize me. It remains to be seen whether this is something that curious straight men will use. A book published last year, by academic Jane Ward discussed the phenomenon, giving rise to the use of the phrase ‘bro-jobs’ to describe oral sex between straight men.More stories Just how many straight guys have had gay sex?A new app has launched which allows straight men to hook up with each other.The idea is that it might allow men who identify as heterosexual to indulge in their homo side, without having to label themselves as gay.He c**s really fast and I immediately feel awkward. It was weird because we just acted like nothing happened.