Really, they do. Not to say that bad men don't like fros, or men who don't like fros are bad, or that some good men don't like perms...or twists or locs for that matter. But I am saying that good men like fros. Don't doubt that for a minute. They may be different men than the ones you attracted with your fresh perm or fly weave, but they are good men. Don't be afraid to rock your fro for fear you won't attract a man, or please your current one...
Now ladies, I have to say this. A lot of times we get upset when our men don't immediately accept our new (and fabulous) natural 'do. I have even seen women suggest that someone dump their significant other because they don't like their natural hair. If your partner is cracking bad jokes and putting you down because of your natural hair, that is one thing, but consider the following:
What if your man, with his super tight low cut suddenly decided to get a perm, Frankie Lymon style. Or worse, Al Sharpton style??
What if your man, with his sexy flowing locs suddenly decided to cut them off and get a care free curl? Or a high top fade?
What if your man, with his newfound style, all excited, surprised you with this new 'do and expected you to be happy (ahem, like many of us do when we go natural)?
Seriously! What would you do!? To be honest, I wouldn't be too thrilled about any of the above. Here in the North East at least, these styles are not encouraged. I wouldn't make rude comments, I wouldn't refuse to be seen with him, but I would gently encourage a change back to the old look.
Ok, so I can't really compare your glorious naturalness to a perm, carefree curl, or high top fade, but what I'm talking about here is perception. The perception that your partner has suddenly - and a lot of times without warning - decided to make a physical change to themselves that you don't like. A change that you don't think your peers or family will like (even more important for men). Something that makes them look drastically different than they did when you met them. For you it could be long locs to a fade, a fade to a wild fro, a short fro to cornrows, Brotherlocks to freeform locs or vice versa...How would you react?
Ok, I know what you're saying: I would love him anyway, he's the same person. And I get that. I don't believe that love should depend on a hairstyle. I do believe that some hairstyles - or other physical changes - may take a bit of getting used to. A good man is capable of that; especially when he realizes there are plenty of other takers if he isn't down with the kinks. ;-)