This is an interesting subject. I come from a family of redheads of all sorts of shades. My husband would tell you that I am a redhead. In fact that is how we met. We were both living in the same apartment block & he had seen me around. Coming from a family with an Italian background with everyone having olive skin & dark hair, he has always fancied women with red hair, fair skin & freckles. Add green eyes, & that was me. When he spotted me he made sure that he engineered it so that he was in the lift with me one morning before work when it was raining so that he could offer to drive me to work as we worked only a street away from each other. We've basically been together ever since. Now that I am 25 years older, some would debate that I am more blondey brown with a hint of red than a redhead. If you look at my hair in full sunlight, though, you can definitely see the red shining thru. Three of my nieces have almost exactly the same coloured hair & one of my nephews has bright red hair.
My youngest brother, just two years older than I, had dark red hair when he was younger as does both of his children (male & female). He certainly never had a problem with having red hair as girls a plenty fancied him. In fact, it was a joke between us that I could always tell which females fancied him at high school as they would suddenly become very friendly with me
The funny thing is, although I come from a family of redheads, am one myself & have had lots of friends (especially males) with red hair, I have never fancied red head guys. I think this stems from when I was very young. We didn't have TV when I was growing up so, as a treat, my mother would take my youngest brother & I once a week to the visit the lady on the farm next door to watch TV for a couple of hours while she & our neighbour had a chat. The next door neighbour had one of her grandsons living with her &, for some reason, he decided he really fancied me. This might sound reasonably normal but I was about 10 or 11 & this guy was like 19 or 20, not normal at all, especially as he became, what today, would be called a stalker. He had ginger hair & since then I have had a thing about guys with ginger hair. It's not rational, I know, but there you are. I don't have a problem with guys with red/ginger hair per se but something inside me just turns off when it comes to the fancying thing & I have known some gorgeous guys (both inside & out) with red hair.
Here in Australia we, not only have a female Prime Minister, but she is also a redhead or a "ranga" as we call them here. As you can imagine, there have been many jokes made about her redhair which I do find quite amazing. Why does her hair colour even come into it? BTW, research has found that redheads generally have higher intelligence or at least that's what I tell my boss
. The last bit IS a joke BTW.