They may have more fun but blondes are facing some bad news - gentlemen no longer prefer them.

Instead of yearning for a partner who looks like Marilyn Monroe, men are now more likely to lust after brunettes such as Megan Fox or Angelina Jolie.

Brunettes like Angelina Jolie are seen as more attractive. Photo / AP
Brunettes like Angelina Jolie are seen as more attractive. Photo / AP

In fact, a study shows the "perfect" woman is a brown-haired doctor who has blue eyes, a secret tattoo and loves to swim.

The research from dating website Match.com also found the perfect man is a smart executive who has blue eyes, short dark brown hair, and a soft spot for dogs.

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Relationship expert Kate Taylor said: "Men are on the lookout for a woman who is as comfortable in a pair of scrubs as she is in a swimming costume."

- Daily Mail