Why Do Men Hate Bangs?
Women often cut their hair into "bangs" when they’re going for a new and exciting look…but bangs fail to arouse this same excitement in men.
Girls love bangs, boys hate bangs. Maybe it’s not entirely that simple, as there is always a guy out there who loves a good fringe, but all in all, bangs are one of those fashion statements that women love and men hate. But why? Sometimes bangs are quite flattering–why would a guy dislike something that was flattering?
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Bangs desexualize a woman’s hair, simply put. Remember when you were a kid and you had bangs so you wouldn’t get your hair in your food? Yup, that’s how they see it. Once again, bangs can look good on many women and of course there are some men out there who like them. But think of bangs as the female equivalent of the mushroom cut. You’d be pretty weirded out if you dated a guy with a mushroom cut because it would remind you of the kid you played Legos with in first grade.
Some women wonder if “side swept bangs” cause the same problem. They don’t. Men hardly even notice sideswept bangs and as a matter of fact, even if the bangs were pointed out, men probably wouldn’t even consider them to be bangs. If you’re the kind of person who looks good in bangs, but you want to avoid this pitfall, try sideswept bangs. They’re almost universally flattering.