Study: Bearded Men More Attractive To Woman As Long-Term Romantic Partners

November 15, 2018


A recent study published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology indicates women may find bearded men more attractive in terms of their potential as a long-term romantic partner. The study consisted of 8,500 women who were asked to evaluate pictures of the same men while clean shaven, with light stubble (5 days of growth), heavy stubble (10 days of growth), and full beards (over 4 weeks of growth). Heavy stubble was found to be the most attractive in terms of long-term romantic partnership, followed by full beards, light stubble, and clean shaven in last. Of course I would argue that women don't actually find bearded men more attractive, just less ugly. Beards hide your face so there's less monster to look at. "You can't grow a beard, can you, GW?" Of course I can, I just don't want to because I'm afraid my dog won't recognize me and will try to attack me when I come home. "So no." Whatever, I could have a 5 o'clock shadow by New Year's if I wanted.

Thanks to Thaylor H, who agrees they also should have included mustache only, neckbeard, and goatee in the mix.

  • Tigerh8r

    One year on vacation I grew a beard and my wife liked it and wouldn't let me shave it. Over the years I've whittled it down to a short Van Dyke, but the upshot is that I hate it and she makes me keep it. When I tell her I don't like it she tells me to just do whatever I want, but she knows I can't because she won't tell me where she put my testicles!

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    What if your facial hair comes in all white trashy like?

  • Bosun Higgs

    Scare your friends and enemies with a good straight razor.

  • Walt Mistler

    Double, triple or none? Only my wife knows for sure.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Noted... Gonna shave ASAP!

  • MustacheHam

    What, no mustache study?!

  • Big Dog on Krampus
  • Eric Ord

    As opposed to Meh, who's a bearded monitor lizard.

  • Wooder

    These beard studies are put out by bearded people and participants are bearded ladies...Fight Beard Power!

  • The_Wretched

    Rocking the beard and fedora there GW.

    Also, my 10d is pretty much a full beard.

  • I guess I should stop manscaping then.

  • Ollie Williams

    No wonder the women find me uncomfortably attractive.

  • Bosun Higgs

    Atta boy, ZZ Top!

  • Closet Nerd

    Well, maybe not ALL bearded men....

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