Rutiluphilia (noun) – an attraction to people with ginger hair
GUYS, I FINALLY FOUND THE WORD FOR MY DEEP AND PROFOUND ATTRACTION TO REDHEADS.
Redheads are my jam. Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I love nothing more than a good ginger man. Probably explains why I lost my mind over Jamie Fraser (which, for the record, obviously I prefer Sam’s real hair but the wig has improved by leaps and bounds for season 4).
I don’t know what it is that makes me love gingers so much. Is it that I secretly wish I was special and unique enough to be born as part of the less than 2% of the world with red hair? Is it because Disney’s Peter Pan made such an impression on me? Who knows, but I love the redheads.
I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADD TO THIS LIST AT ANY POINT IN TIME. There are always new and upcoming gingers. Please note, these are men who were given their red hair by DNA, not by the bottle. Sorry, Sam!
The absolute OG of the red-haired hot dudes. The first non-animated redhead I saw and immediately lost all control of my mind and facilities. If you want legendary, epic, rom-com goodness, look no further then this scene in Some Kind Of Wonderful. Note Watts grabbing a big handful of red hair? Never have I been more jealous of a girl with a bowl cut.
I could talk about this man for literally hours but I’ll try my best to be succinct in the reasons why he is one of today’s hottest gingers.
- He’s in About Time, one of the best romantic comedies/ugly cry movies to come out in the last decade.
- HE’S FREAKING BILL WEASLEY.
- HE’S ALSO IN FREAKING STAR WARS. LET’S JUST HAVE EVERY FICTIONAL WORLD I LOVE TOGETHER IN ONE ACTOR. IT’S FINE. I’M TOTALLY CALM.
- He’s Irish IRL, so he sounds just amazing to my sad American ears.
- I mean….look at him! Long hair, short hair, beard, no beard…he is pure ginger goodness. My personal favorite? A hint of red beardyness.
Also how this man doesn’t have an Oscar yet is beyond me.
Cutest ginger doing my favorite activity!
My next ginger is, in fact, an Oscar winner! Self-proclaimed Hufflepuff Eddie Redmayne is the cutest ginger you ever did see. I mean, you should already know that, just from the phrase “self-proclaimed Hufflepuff”. For a crazy talented actor, I genuinely don’t think there is anyone more humble in Hollywood. You know how you can tell he’s humble?
HE’S CONSTANTLY BLUSHING AT COMPLIMENTS.
Also known as, #gingerproblems. But it is SO adorable!
I mean, can you even?!?!
Also just enjoy this gif of him after winning his Oscar because it is beautiful ginger awkwardness and I love it so much.
We’ve moved onto the youngest redhead on the list, Cameron Monaghan. If you watch Shameless, you’ve literally seen him grow up. From a skinny little cutie:
To the freaking SNACK that he is now…
Yeah, if you weren’t familiar with Cameron, get familiar, because he is TALENTED. Check out this expression change:
Yeah, I predict big things from Cameron. And that ginger head of hair. Although he does sometimes have to dye it.
He’s also in Gotham as the Joker but I don’t watch Gotham (even though I probably should) soooo sorry for the lack of Gotham gifs.
If you don’t follow the fighting arts, Conor is a professional MMA fighter and one of the biggest names in the sport.
Conor is also a complete and total idiot (or at least acts like one). He walks around with a larger than life persona, a signature swagger, and spends his money on stuff even the early ’00s Kardashians would think are tacky.
He is also my major redheaded dude weakness and INSANELY HOT.
ANNNNND another one so you can see the tattoos.
I cannot.breathe.please.help. Seriously, between the beard, the hair, the body, the almost unintelligible-to-my-ears Irish accent, and the crazy overconfidence…I just love him.
Also the man literally walks around like this:
P.S. – My husband, sadly, is not redheaded, but we’ve managed to work through it.