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tryhardforlife
08-07-2010, 11:22 PM
A new study is showing women are sexually attracted to men in red shirts. This seems like a good forum to get some input on this subject :)


BerkshireGrl
08-07-2010, 11:28 PM
Yes, especially dark-haired men :)

kaplods
08-07-2010, 11:42 PM
I have nothing personal against red, I just don't find red shades sexy color on men or women.

However, I am color-blind so that could have something to do with it. Color-blindness is a bit of a misnomer, because like most people who are colorblind, I do see colors, it's just difficult for me to distinguish some shades. I'm "blue-green" color blind, and oddly blues and greens are my favorite shades. It's when blues and greens are mixed into other colors that I have difficulty - for example telling forest green from brown, or royal blue from royal navy.

My hubby has a lot of red shirts, and none of them appeal to me. He likes red, I'm not a real fan. However put him in kelly green and I'm all over him (He's graying now, but when his hair was more red/auburn... wowza).

Even celebs, red doesn't do anything for me, but shades of blue and green - especially "water" shades... hubba hubba.


BerkshireGrl
08-08-2010, 12:08 AM
However, there is this warning (http://motivatedphotos.com/?id=165) to consider, if you find yourself beamed into the Star Trek universe...

Wild Vulpix
08-08-2010, 12:22 AM
This is interesting! Here's my guess as to why this is...

Red stands out. It's an alarming color and gets our attention quickly. I don't think anyone would be really attracted to red in and of itself, BUT it could turn heads and get people looking. In the same token, that's why men are seemingly more attracted to blondes. It's not so much that they truly prefer a blonde.. she just simply stands out from the crowd (especially in a dark club or bar setting).

Ciao
08-08-2010, 12:59 AM
http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/JeMappelleSierra/Photography/Divider-1-1.jpg

I think it's attractive on my fiancÚ.
He's dark skinned, dark haired, and the red shirt
on him compliments his appearance very well.
As for men in general, I don't think it makes
them more or less attractive. It just depends
on the person I suppose.

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/JeMappelleSierra/Photography/Divider-1.jpg

eyks
08-08-2010, 01:23 AM
I would have to agree with Wild Vulpix. I absolutely notice any person wearing a red shirt. And it's funny that I never stopped to think about it before. My hubby has a red Cincinnati Reds shirt and I do find myself stealing glances at him more often when he wears it.

Now does the same red shirt theory apply to women that wear them? Lol. My hubby gets mesmerized by red stop lights so maybe I should add red to my wardrobe for days I really need his attention!

tryhardforlife
08-08-2010, 04:18 AM
I would have to agree with Wild Vulpix. I absolutely notice any person wearing a red shirt. And it's funny that I never stopped to think about it before. My hubby has a red Cincinnati Reds shirt and I do find myself stealing glances at him more often when he wears it.

Now does the same red shirt theory apply to women that wear them? Lol. My hubby gets mesmerized by red stop lights so maybe I should add red to my wardrobe for days I really need his attention!

I first heard about it for women but your answer has me thinking. Sounds like I'm going shopping tomorrow.

Teresa66
08-08-2010, 06:20 PM
My boyfriend just recently bought some new boxer shorts to wear around the house and one of the colors is a dark red. I came home from work the other day and couldn't stop admiring his new boxers. He thought I was mocking him because he NEVER wears red, but really I found it incredibly sexy and am determined to buy the man a red shirt. :cool:

Latchkey Princess
08-08-2010, 06:30 PM
Maybe I'm weird, but I don't like red on guys. I find dark blue or forest green to be really attractive tho.

ETA: Kaplods, I just realized we gave pretty much the same answer. Interesting!

lizziep
08-09-2010, 02:30 PM
guess it depends. Red on my pasty white husband just makes him look ruddy in the cheeks and washed out everywhere else. on a tall/dark handsome man however, i'm sure it'd turn my head. i think it's more about it being a confidence color than anything else though.

GradPhase
08-09-2010, 03:08 PM
I don't care for red on my guy. And I don't think I notice people wearing red any more than others. I think dark green and dark brown look GREAT on almost all guys though. Then again, I'm a military brat. I may be biased.

SCraver
08-09-2010, 03:57 PM
Hmmm... I have always had a thing for guys in black shirts.

motivated chickie
08-09-2010, 04:00 PM
There's a guy I find extremely attractive & he always wears red shirts at the clubs. I think he might know that little secret.

Serbrider
08-09-2010, 04:36 PM
I like a GOOD LOOKING man in any color shirt... :p However, I prefer the color black to red.... or... white.... or... of course... shirtless... ;)

Clydegirl
08-09-2010, 04:48 PM
Come down to Busch Stadium and see thousands of guys in red shirts :)

saef
08-09-2010, 05:10 PM
Well, I'm attracted to red shirts for myself. I own more than six of them, in various materials & with assorted necklines, and I'm not even including the count of my red sweaters in that number. As long as it's a red with a lot of blue undertones -- rather than orange undertones -- it's unquestionably one of my best colors.

But I prefer men in a denim shirt, if they're blue-eyed.

Dark men, I'd like to see in a nice gray, with a red tie, but no more than that.

A red tartan (like Stewart) looks good.

But there's probably really only one completely red shirt for men that I like, and that's L.L. Bean's red chamois flannel shirt.

http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/LargerView?storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&prodImagePath=%2Fproducts%2Fmens%2F22611%2Fimages% 2F&prodColor=Red&categoryId=22611&prodList=303593&feat=&component=&itemExposureFlag=Y&viewTab=VL

AshleighAO
08-09-2010, 06:05 PM
Nope, don't care for men in red. I prefer navy blues, greys, blacks and the occasional brown. Red is to loud for me.... plus I developed a huge aversion to it because I worked at Target many years ago and HATED it. So red and khaki are not things I care for anymore.

EZMONEY
08-09-2010, 08:08 PM
If my belly gets any bigger I would get a lot of attention from the "young ladies" if I wore a red shirt....

Ho-Ho-Ho....wink

amyleigh
08-09-2010, 08:38 PM
they say that red is a power color. when you wear it you feel more powerful and more confident. perhaps we're attracted to the power. i find it more likely that if the person wearing is more confident, that is what would attract us. you do have to have a certain level of confidence to wear a bright red anything, because you WILL be noticed...as a red-head, i can vouch :)

museumchick
08-09-2010, 10:15 PM
I personally can't wear red (being a strawberry golden red-head, it is disaster with my hair color!), but when a guy wears a red shirt it is a turn on...assuming it doesn't make him look like he's just run a marathon!

Red attracts attention, so a guy in a room full of people who is wearing red is going to attract my gaze quickly. Plus it implies confidence...which is always sexy :cool:

KarenBee
08-12-2010, 02:30 AM
Red is my favorite color --I own lots of red clothes (including a pair of red pants).

My husband looks terrible in red and never wears it....

t0rn
08-13-2010, 02:24 AM
Red isn't a bad color, but I do not like red shirts on guys at all.

tryhardforlife
08-13-2010, 07:40 AM
I'm wondering if its a subconscious attraction. Maybe you gals don't realize you are being overcome with lust when I wear a red shirt :)