Men with beards will most likely win her heart, study alleges

In a new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, one hairy relavation came to light: women like men with beards than without them.

In the study, 919 predominantly heterosexual women between the ages of 18 and 70 were shown three male faces and asked to rate their attractiveness for both potential short and long-term relationships.

Each face was shown both bearded and clean-shaven and presented with five levels of “masculinity.”

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The participants found “masculine” faces generally more attractive than “feminine ones.”

Bearded men were found to be more attractive than clean-shaven men, apparently because they were perceived to show greater social dominance.

Go beards, go!