I do not get crushes on redheads. It isn’t that I don’t find any attractive, it is the fact that whenever I am with a redhead, people ask me if I am related. I couldn’t date someone while being asked if he was my brother. Ick.
I went out with a redhead once and we were asked five times if we were related. I have no idea if he wanted to kiss me good night or not because by that time in the evening, I ran away. That is generally how I interact with my brothers – I do my best to run away from them. They are bigger than me and we are not a kissie family. We hug. When we say goodbye. Once a year.
I did have a crush on a cousin growing up, but he didn’t have red hair. I mostly dated guys with dark hair because I felt as though I couldn’t dominate the relationship as much. That really has nothing to do with my issue with red heads, but don’t you feel closer to me now?
Looking back, I’m not sure I have more than one friend with red hair. I have friends who have had red hair at some point in their life, but none natural and none my tone of red. I wonder if this is because I don’t want people to think I am related to my friends. Maybe I have an aversion to adding people to my family. Maybe I am discovering deep-seated issues I have about my family and therefore I do not want to add to it. Maybe I have family problems I have never dealt with and redheaded people alert my subconscious. Maybe I have been watching Grey’s Anatomy too late at night and then writing even later while thinking that I find Kevin McKidd really good looking when he is speaking in his native Scottish accent right before he sings while playing an acoustic guitar. Huh. Maybe I don’t have deep seated family issues because I can find a red head attractive – as long as these conditions are met.