I Told You First: Men with Beards are More Attractive

Not trying to take credit for this, but a study that finds men with beards are more attractive than men who are clean shaven came out the same day that I wrote a piece on why you should date a furry faced dude. Coincidence? I think not!

A study, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, asked more than 8,500 women to rate men on their attractiveness as a long-term romantic partner.

Here’s how the facial hair rated:

  1. Heavy stubble (10 days)
  2. Full beards
  3. Light stubble
  4. Clean-shaven

“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,” the study concluded.

Beards, the researchers said, are associated with a man’s age and masculine social dominance. Grr.

So yes, this study was based from a woman’s point of view, but come on… how freaking cute are these guys? Do yourself a favor a pick up a bearded dude this weekend. You’re welcome in advance.

This post was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject.

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