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I've never really thought about it one way or the other. Being a fair-skinned girl with classically Irish skin myself, I don't think I can really hold it against them,can I? Last count, I had about 4 million freckles in the summer (it drops significantly in the winter, but some stick around). I too am at a higher risk for skin cancer, which is probably why my friends call me a sunscreen Nazi- I re-apply every 2 hours like clockwork and carry sunscreen everywhere with me (there's some in my purse, my desk at work etc.). I sure as heck don't tan- whether in a tanning bed or outside, I'm fine with my blindingly white skin if it means avoiding skin cancer.
Honestly, I've dated fair skinned guys and darker skinned guys (the whole olive-skin thing), it's never really been a factor for me. I can't speak for other women, but I don't think it would be a deal breaker for most.1