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Ed Sheeran is doing one very important thing for ginger men everywhere

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Gary Ogden
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Ed Sheeran gets a bit of stick from some people, and that’s fair enough, but I reckon he’s doing more good than bad. Some of his songs are quite catchy, and that makes many people very happy. He seems like a nice man who is quite generous with his money – an all-round lovely chap, if you ask me.

Also, most importantly: he is getting lots and lots of ginger men laid. Not by his own hand or penis or whatever, but simply because he is Ed Sheeran, and because he is ginger.

The ‘Ed Sheeran effect’ is a thing now, it turns out. A new study by OnePoll.com asked 175 ginger men and 1,000 women a bunch of ginger-related questions, and the results will please the orange ears of men worldwide. Basically, red-headed blokes are having way more sex now – one in five 25 to 34-year-olds have been upping their notch-carving frequency since Ed hit the big time.

The men surveyed even reckoned they got far less “get back in your biscuit tin”-style comments since Ed made it, too. Women were also asked their perceptions on the auburn-haired ones, and they revealed that they’d gone way up in their estimations since Sheeran came into their lives. One in 20 women even said they preferred gingers over all other species of male human.

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Cheers Ed, for everything you've done for the ginger race

A spokeswoman for casumo.com, who commissioned the study, said:

“It’s unsurprising that red-heads are attracting more attention now than in previous years.

“Fiery red locks are popular among both male and female celebs with stars like Emma Stone and Isla Fisher leading the way for red-headed women.”

In case you were wondering how Ed ranks amongst other hot gingers, then another study of the top ten most attractive male ginges will give you the answer:

1. Prince Harry
2. Ewan McGregor
3. Damien Lewis
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Eddie Redmayne
6. Benedict Cumberbatch
7. Rupert Grint
8. Rob Kazinsky
9. Paul Bettany
10. Simon Pegg

Pretty good standing there, Ed, well done. And well done from all the gingers out there. I’m not ginger, but you know, I feel like that one ginger hair I found on my chin once enables me to talk on all of their behalf. Right guys? I’m your new king?

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Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", PDAs, not having eczema anymore, hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the eczema thing though. @garyblogden

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