Beards are such mysterious facial features; they can make you go from a nerdy 14-year old to a mysterious 20-something in less than a few days. Science says that it’s probably the best choice you can make for your love life because let’s face it: chicks dig beards.
Indeed, this may also depend on each lady’s preference. Some dislike the feeling of a beard rubbing on their face during an intense make-out session, which is why they prefer beardless men. But show the average girl a guy with a nicely-groomed beard, and she’ll be head over heels.
Why? This article will tell you exactly why.
The Beardier, the Better
If you like having a butter-smooth, you may want to consider your life choices – and this is something that’s been proven by science. Many groups of scientists actually tried to experiment with this – one being some Aussies that recruited over 8,000 women to which they showed pictures of men: beardful and beardless.
How did these men look? Well, each man was photographed in various beard stages: clean-shaven, 5-day stubble, 10-day stubble, and 14-day+ of bushy goodness. The ladies were all asked to rate all stages of the beard to see which one is more attractive. And guess which one won.
That’s right: the longer the beard, the better. Women like playing and running their hands in a man’s beard, just as men love having their beards played with (some more than others). It’s a mysterious phenomenon, actually, but it happens.
Even so, apparently, not all kinds of beards are attractive to ladies, so you need to make your styling choices carefully. Pornstaches, mutton chops, soul patches – these are the kinds of facial hair that will make ladies run for the hills. But a nice, natural (but well-defined) beard will make you seem like a catch and investment for the future. That’s right: the beard is your “I will make a good husband” card.
The Beard Deal
So, why do ladies dig beards so much? Well, apparently they also have an explanation for that.
A guy that looks older is a guy that has a lot of experience with life. And for some reason, beards can give you a couple of years extra to your actual age. We all had that 24-year old friend that looked 28 with a beard, but 14 when he took it off. And we all had a good laugh when he was asked for an ID when he went to buy beer from the supermarket.
A beard, however, will make you look more mature – and women love it when a man looks mature enough to take care of all her needs in all moments of your love life (if you know what I mean).
A bearded man is a healthy man; don’t ask us why. Buy it seems to women that men who have a full-grown beard are healthier than the ones that are clean-shaved. It might be because it hides most of their facial imperfections, or it might be because a shiny beard makes him seem more taken care of.
The bottom line is that if you have a beard, no illness can bring you down. Keep in mind, however, that there’s a fine line between “healthy” and “hobo;” so if you want to look like the man of her dreams, make sure to groom your beard properly.
Aussies also tested the perceptions of women when it comes to beards versus parenting skills. A study done by a group of researchers from the University of New South Wales showed that men who sport a beard are more likely to have better parenting skills.
Why’s that, you may ask? Reasons may be plenty. For one, clean-shaved faces are also associated with “baby faces;” and in the eyes of a woman, it would be like putting a child take care of another child. A man with a beard, on the other hand, will no longer have that “baby face” – and will, therefore, be mature enough to exhibit parenting skills.
Some men can’t grow a beard even if their life depended on it. But those that can, definitely should. Beards are bound to make you look several times hotter – and more likely to land you a girlfriend.
Having said all that, ditch your razor (or only keep it for grooming), treat thyself with a nice beard oil, and open your arms for all the ladies that will want access to that beautiful, luxurious beard.