Gingers are rare, and in 2019, are proving more desirable than ever.
A co-parenting site based in Great Britain has put out a public announcement calling men with red hair to donate to sperm banks around the country, due to being in "high demand."
Co-ParentMatch is a service that puts women hoping to conceive in touch with potential sperm donors independently of a sperm bank.
The company was started in 2006 by a lesbian couple who, after an unsuccessful search for options to conceive a child, "wanted to offer a regulated environment for singles and couples of any sexuality, nationality or ethnicity to find a sperm donor or co-parent."
The site dedicates itself to helping "you to become a parent as quickly and safely as possible by matching you with other like minded individuals."
So naturally, when its clients demanded more redheads become sperm donors, Co-ParentMatch happily obliged by reaching out to its connections on social media.
Reportedly, only about 2% of Co-ParentMatch's total donors have red hair, which does not at all match the demand for ginger donors from its members.
This is a marked change from past demographics:
The biggest sperm bank in the world turns down red headed donors because "not enough people want ginger kids"— Did You Know? (@Did You Know?) 1380599283.0
The largest sperm bank rejects ginger donors! Why? ----> http://t.co/WRaXDhIZ— OMGFacts (@OMGFacts) 1389787308.0
Find it funny how you can't be a sperm donor if you're ginger😂— Dylan Williams (@Dylan Williams) 1389220673.0
sperm donors no longer allow ginger applicants 😋— 'z (@'z) 1385313230.0
In fact, a 2011 article by the BBCreported that Cryos International, the world's largest sperm bank, was turning away ginger donors "because there is a lack of demand for their 'product'."
"We are very happy with redheads and what hair colour people have, but our job is to supply all races, all hair colours and all eye colours and our problem is that we are located in this part of Northern Europe," said Ole Schou, the director of Cryos International.
"We are overloaded with donor sperm from these groups so we have had to stop requesting them."
Was just informed gingers aren't being accepted as sperm donors anymore... I'm sorry. But I found this hilarious. Still love my gingers.— Fit for Life✨ (@Fit for Life✨) 1385397710.0
@c0nnorpl3ase if I wanted my sperm to be born ginger I would go to Prince Harry smh— illiterate ™ (@illiterate ™) 1546649874.0
They don't let ginger people donate to sperm banks anymore— Liv (@Liv) 1483312049.0
But as of 2017, the hair color seemed to be back in fashion for potential moms.
❝ Is everyone into redheads now...? Cute. ❞— ɳεѵαɳ (@ɳεѵαɳ) 1544919909.0
Needa cute redhead in my life— Logan MW Bruner (@Logan MW Bruner) 1547356900.0
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Sperm donations from ginger men are now in high demand! https://t.co/pkO2AXbPsR @Co_ParentMatch— Ginger Parrot (@Ginger Parrot) 1500406977.0
In fact, they are even saying this could save gingers from extinction. But are gingers really in danger?
Gingers should be around for the rest of the time the world is still inhabitable, despite some anxieties that climate change could cause an unfortunate and abrupt natural selection for our pale skinned, pigment-challenged friends.
@MeeepLife The myth your going extinct has been proven false a while ago... which is good, I like my gingers. Especially my ginger friends— Will Honorless (@Will Honorless) 1547359253.0
Of course, people went about tagging all their redhead friends on the Facebook post. If you are a ginger in the UK, you might have a shortcut to feeling wanted an in demand right at your fingertips.