Study finds that men with beards are more attractive to women

Men with beards are scientifically proven to be more attractive to women than men without beards.

A study posted in the journal of evolutionary biology back in 2016 discovered the heterosexual women find men more attractive when they have a beard compared to when they are clean shaven.

In order to test this theory, scientists asked about 8,500 women to look at pictures of men and tell them if they would date them, either short or long term. The men in question were photographed with a clean shave, then 5 days without a shave, then 2 weeks without a shave and finally 4 weeks without a shave.

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The study found out that men with masculine faces without a shave are good for short-term relationships, whereas men with full beards were much more ideal for long term relationships.

The study also concluded that mean with extremely masculine faces or men with extremely feminine faces were at the bottom of the list, this of course were men without beards.

So this is how it works: Men who have an extremely masculine or feminine face are more than not rejected, however; when you add a beard it removes these features causing the woman to not see this, thus making the man more attractable.

Another thing that the study found, was that men with beards display dominance and something within the instincts of a woman gravitate towards this.

“”In many species, male secondary sexual traits have evolved via female choice as they confer indirect (i.e. genetic) benefits or direct benefits such as enhanced fertility or survival … Male‐typical facial features such as a pronounced brow ridge and a more robust jawline may signal underlying health, whereas beards may signal men’s age and masculine social dominance,” the study explains.

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So gentleman, if you are looking for a short-term one night stand, a clean shaven face may get you just that. But, if you are looking for something more serious and long-term, throw away the razors and go el’ natural for a few weeks or months and see what happens.