Indeed, a study in the 1970s and another one three years ago come to similar conclusions: Women are more attracted to, and more likely to develop a long or short-term relationship with, men with light beards or stubble. They also find men with full beards more aggressive and mature, but also the least attractive. Men with no facial hair were rated the second-least attractive, but also least likely romantic partners.
In a 2010 national survey found 6 in 10 women agreed that men with facial hair have much more sex appeal than their cleaner cut counter parts, showing that today’s woman will put up with the occasional pash rash in return for a sexier looking Man.
Nearly two thirds of the men asked also agreed that having well-groomed facial hair gives them a much better success rate with women.
The below line is this, facial hair for men is like make-up for women. Men who have facial hair (full beard, light beard, goatee or stubble) are considered by women to be:
- More handsome
- More social mature
- More masculine
- The best romantic partners, either for a fling or a long-term relationships
So, how do women feel about certain types of facial hair?
A 2008 a study has shown that women are more attracted to men with stubbly chins than those with clean-shaven faces or full beards.
Women participating in the research rated men with stubble as tough, mature, aggressive, dominant and masculine – and as the best romantic partners, either for a fling or a long-term relationship.
The findings of the experiment, carried out on British women aged 18 to 44, could explain the appeal of actors such as George Clooney and Brad Pitt who cultivate their unshaven look.
Let’s break it down…according to women:
Men with stubble = tough, mature, aggressive, dominant and masculine – and as the best romantic partners, either for a fling or a long-term relationship. They were also rated the most physically attractive.
Clean-shaven men = finished last for masculinity, dominance, aggression, and social maturity, and they were the least favored choice as a long-term partner. They came second-to-last for attractiveness.
Men with full beards were judged to be the most masculine, aggressive and socially mature. They were also thought to look five years older.
Conclusion, stubble / short maintained beard is the way to win a woman’s heart.