Blonde and brunette refer to women, blond and brunet to men.
Whoa! Suddenly I'm learning my own language! Hahaha
What's the source on this? I can't find a dictionary that says this. I only see the spellings you mention as variant spellings.
A brunette is a girl/woman. And blond has always been for a man. Blonde for a woman. It's nothing new.
Yes, блондин implies a man, so it should be blond.
A blonde would be блондинка
blond is a correct alternative spelling. It has been reported.
Same with brunet.
The contributors to this program need to brush up their English.
In Canada, we use blonde & brunette for both male & female. I guess it depends on where the speaker comes from....
Because brunette and blonde spelling comes from French!
Should be pronounced брюнЕт and блондИн, not брЮнет and блОндин respectively
I don't think these spellings are common in the U.S. either. I reported it as an error but I suppose it technically isn't. However I've never seen "brunet".
Brunette is a feminine word in French. Applying "-ette" to man is feminizing. We normally just say "brown-haired" when referring to a male and "brunette" for a female
Yes, that is apparently technically true. The discussion here is that it's nearly unknown among native English speakers- neither in the US nor the UK is it commonly used.
Wow! Brunette is a dark-haired woman! Blonde is also a woman, while a blond is a man. A dark-haired man is just that (brunet can be found only in a dictionary, not in real life).
For some answers it is blond for others it is blonde. You never know which it is. A recipe for neurosis !!
It's based on the French: A guy is blond. A girl is blonde.