Study reveals men with beards to be more attractive
04 Mar 2017, 21:16
A recent study by London-based Journal of Evolutionary Biology showed the result of over 8500 women finding shaved men to be more attractive than those clean-shaved.
The men were photographed clean-shaven, five days after shaving, 10 days after shaving, and then four weeks after shaving.
The results were astonishing: every single woman preferred their men with facial hair, reports UNB.
Heavy stubble received the highest ratings for general attractiveness, followed by full beards and light stubble.
The researchers said that typically male features, such as a strong jawline, signal health and high testosterone levels, which may not be what women are looking for in a long-term partner.
The study states that ‘Beards may be more attractive to women when considering long-term than short-term relationships as they indicate a male's ability to successfully compete socially with other males for resources.’