The popular saying would have us believe that gentlemen prefer blondes. But while the old adage may trip off the tongue, according to new findings, it no longer holds weight.
A study found that men, in fact, prefer brunettes. Over 1900 men were polled by social network site Badoo to find out the features they find most attractive in the opposite sex.
You would have thought that men would be finding blondes the most sexually attractive, but the study found that 61 per cent said they preferred beauties over their blonde counterparts.
A third of all those polled said they find brown hair the most attractive, while 29% said they liked black; making up a total of 62 per cent over all preferring dark-haired girls.
Those men who indeed do prefer blondes made up just 30% of the vote, while redheads (ginger) came in as the least popular with men, taking just 8% of the vote.
There was also excellent news for women who are constantly dieting by the notion that men prefer skinny women .
Actually, the largest majority 39% on men looked for an 'average' dress size of 12 to 14 in their perfect woman, with only 10%looking for a size 6 to 8.
Women with a 'curvy' dress size of 14 to 18 came in as the second most popular size, so while magazines fill their pages with skinny models, UK males actually prefer a more rounded build.
Unsurprisingly though, men do have a limit. To be too curvy was deemed unpopular, with only just over 4% expressing a preference for women size 18 plus. SO don't eat too many burgers just yet!