London: The popular saying, "gentlemen prefer blondes", no longer holds weight, as a new study has found that they, in fact, overwhelmingly opt for brunettes.

Social network site Badoo polled 2,000 men to find out the features they find most attractive in the opposite sex.

Far from men finding blondes the most sexually attractive, the study found that more than 60 percent said they preferred raven-haired beauties to their blonde counterparts.

A third of all those polled said they find brown hair the most attractive, while 28.6 percent said they liked black - making up a total of 59.7 percent over all preferring dark-haired girls.

Those gentlemen who indeed do prefer blondes made up just 29.5 percent of the vote, while redheads came in as the least popular, with just 8.8 percent of men voting for them.

The study also found that men do not prefer women with a model-like physique.

Actually, the largest majority looked for an "average" dress size of 12 to 14 in their perfect woman, with only 10 percent looking for a size 6 to 8.

When it comes to eye colour though, a massive 40.2 percent of men prefer blue eyes to any other colour.

"I was amazed that blonde hair and size 8 did not top the list," the Daily Mail quoted Lloyd Price, from Badoo, as saying.

"Magazines are full of skinny blonde models, so it is nice to see that in reality guys prefer the girl next door look," he added.

Courtesy: Mid-day.com