The idea that women with long hair are considered to be a more desirable mate in men’s eyes is supported by decades of examples from popular culture and evolutionary psychology. However, one study suggests that short hair is associated with just different, but not worse, aspects of female attractiveness. Women with long hair are seen as “healthy” and “intelligent,” while short-haired beauties come off as “caring” and “feminine.” At the end of the day, it all comes down to preference, but there are many more reasons some men are attracted to ladies with short haircuts.

Enlighten took a trip into the male psyche and determined several things that make women with short hair desirable in men’s eyes.

1. Short hair gets more attention.

Short hairstyles stand out from the rest, so men tend to always notice them. From what we’ve gathered online, many men that have a preference for women with short hair, said that short hair is not as common as long hairstyles, which makes it special. If a woman can pull off a pixie cut, she can be irresistible and definitely attention-grabbing.