Henry here. I admit, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus while gURL transitioned to its new site (Isn’t it shiny and pretty?), but I’m officially back and they’ve even given me my very own sweet illustration. Check out this stud:
Anyway, back to business. Today, Audrey asks:
I cut all my hair off when I was in 7th grade. I have had it pretty much as a pixie cut for the past few years and have had a few accusations about my sexuality. This doesn’t really bother me, I am a completely straight, but I was wondering if guys assume girls with short hair are gay? Or if it affects how attracted they are to them at all?
To answer your question simply, no, guys do not assume girls with short hair are gay. Truthfully though, it might make us question whether or not a gURL is into other gURLs, but that’s mainly because in our culture, short hair has become associated with lesbians. But then again, aren’t well-dressed guys associated with being gay? I enjoy myself a nice cashmere sweater (and can even identify short hair as being a cool trend for gURLs right now), but I’m definitely comfortable with my sexuality too. My point is: Any guy (or gURL) that’s questioning your sexuality because you have short hair is basing that off a stereotype.
In fact, some guys find short hair to be hot, myself included. But it’s more a What kind of flavor do you like? kinda thing. Some guys wouldn’t go for a gURL just because she has short hair, the same way that some guys just won’t go for a gURL that’s not a blond. There’s always someone out there who will like what you’ve got going on, whether it’s short hair, long hair, green eyes, big toes, small boobs, big butts and, well, you get my point.
What’s really important is that you’re totally comfortable with your sexuality and even rocking the short hair. Not to sound too much like a dude trying to write in chick language, but own it! What’s most attractive to guys is a gURL who is comfortable with themselves and never faking it. Newsflash, ladies: When a gURL tries too hard, it’s an instant turn-off.