She has a weekly platform where she could encourage women to accept and embrace their natural beauty, yet she chooses instead to fuel insecurities and spread a notion that you can only be attractive with smooth, straight hair.
If a woman chooses to go for a straighter smoother look because she wants a change, we support her. People should have options. What we don't support is doing it because you think it's the only way to get rich man to love you - the message Stanger sends loud and clear at every opportunity. What if she told women they had to change the shade of their skin or the color of their eyes to get a man? Why is okay to tell curlies they have to straighten their locks to find love?
Check out what others have to say about dating and curls: Is Curly Hair Intimidating?
We say, shut up already!
Other notable quotes from Stanger on her anti-curl philosophy:
Patti Stanger told Los Angeles’s Jewish Journal, “If you want to keep it curly, go to Israel.”
From her book, "Become Your Own Matchmaker, 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate:
"Men appreciate hair they can run their fingers through—and they don’t want to get them snagged in scraggly, frizzy, pubic-looking bird’s nests. The era of the perm is over, ladies. Wavy hair is fine, but a hair ball is definitely not a man magnet. The money you spend straightening and conditioning your hair might be the best, most profitable investment you’ll ever make."
"And one more thing: I know I sound like a broken record, but if you have curly or wavy hair, get it blown out straight and silk for your photo shoot. It's worth paying the money once a year to get it thermal reconditioned, also known as Japanese straightening."