Gingers-only dating site launches for singles looking for a red hot lover (and they're hoping Geri Halliwell and Prince Harry will join)
14:39 GMT, 6 July 2012
Redheads in Britain often get a bad deal. Mocked at school, made the butt of many a bad joke, and given nicknames that will stay with them for life.
Yet for many men and women, fiery red hair holds an allure that bland blonde and boring brunettes just can't match.
Previously, those nutty for gingers had to hunt down hot redheads, leaving a meeting purely to chance.
Gingernuts! Top Carrots was set up to cater for gingers and ginger lovers alike, founder Sam Heakin says
Now though, with the launch of Top Carrots, that is all set to change.
The gingers dating site caters for redheads looking for redheads, or for those with another colour hair who are keen to date those with ginger locks.
'GINGERS ARE HARD TO FIND! Mike Gambling, 21, London
MIke Gambling, 21, from London, has joined Top Carrots in the hopes that he will find a redhead to date.
have always had a thing for gingers and this site will hopefully give me
the pick of the bunch, they are hard to find,' he said today.
Set up by IT Manager Sam Heakin the site launched less than two weeks ago – and already has over 200,000 members, with 100 new sign ups in the past week alone.
The website promises to unite redheads all over the UK, with other redheads or just those with a fetish – the 'gingers and the ginger lovers alike,' as the site says.
Redhaired Alex Duckett from Manchester said he's delighted the women of Britain have finally cottoned on to the appeal of the carrot top.
Alex, known among friends as 'the ginger charmer' said: 'It's great that there is a dating site dedicated to redhaired people.
'Gingers have charm – ginger charm. There is a lot more demand for gingers since Prince Harry became a sex icon to so many women.'
Top Carrots founder Sam comments “I have noticed a trend in people seeking redheads in dating columns and as a redheaded Essex boy myself I know how hard it is.
'I wanted to make it my mission to help lonely gingers and ginger seekers to find their match.
'We hope that Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran, Geri Halliwell and Nicole Roberts will all be signing up to Top Carrots now.'
Enterprising: Sam Heakin set up Top Carrots for those seeking to date redheads
Top Carrots: The agency caters both for redheads seeking redheads and those who simply have a passion for the hair colour
GINGER-TASTIC! OUR PICK OF THE CARROT-TOPPED STARS
Ginger Spice: Geri Halliwell
Royal redhead: Prince Harry
Orange pop: Ed Sheeran
Visit the Top Carrots website at www.topcarrots.co.uk, or follow them on Twitter @top_carrots