MEN WORLD |Bearded Men Are More Attractive To Women, Study Says, Unless They’re Squeamish About Hair – Borne Bugs

Bearded Men Are More Attractive To Women, Study Says, Unless They’re Squeamish About Hair – Borne Bugs

When it comes to love, as the song says, birds, bees, even educated fleas do it.

But the old, catchy Cole Porter tune certainly didn’t consider the impact of leas – – educated or not – – and other creepy hair crawlers on a woman’s ability to love a man with a beard.

According to a new study, if a woman runs screaming from hair-dwelling creatures such as lice, ticks, fleas and the like, she’s likely to find men with beards much less attractive.

It’s on an unconscious level, of course/ but from the viewpoint of hear inner animal brain, who wants to pucker up to a mouth fringed by a thicket of hair that might contain tiny, squirmy, maggot-like creatures?

Highly Masculine Features

Nature has programmed us on a deep, visceral level to be attracted to mates who show the most masculine and feminine qualities for reproduction.

For a man, that has to do with anything testosterone related – – taller, with bigger muscles and more facial hair.

A 2013 study explore the amount of hair considered by females to be the most attractive. Women ranked faces with heavy stubble most attractive; light stubble, heavy beards and clean-shaves faces were judged less attractive.

In this new study, published Tuesday in the Royal Society Open Science journal, very masculine faces and those with beards were rated more attractive than feminine-looking male faces or clean-shaves faces. This held true regardless if the woman was looking for a short-term or long-term relationships.

In fact, men with masculine features such as a wide jaw and strong brow had beards were the most attractive for both types of relationships.

But when our innate disgust toward parasitic creatures was factored into the equation, things changed. The study found women who expressed higher levels or disgust toward parasite and other pathogen were more likely to judge a man’s beard as unattractive.

In evolutionary theory, this could make sense. It’s thought humans evolved to have less hair on our bodies partly because it lessened the risk of disease-carrying parasite to proliferate.

Today, surveys show hairless chests are preferred among woman from the USA, China, New Zealand, Finland, Brazil, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia and Turkey (but not among women from the U.K. and Cameroon).

Still, research in the area is confusing: Studies have shown that if a woman grew up with a beards father they are more likely to find beards attractive; women who are in current relationships with men with facial hair also tend to like it more.

While science sorts it out, guys might as well play it safe. If you’re considering growing a beard and your partner finds ticks, fleas, lice and other hair-dwelling creatures nauseating, your stubble could get you into trouble.


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<> on July 10, 2018 in London, England.

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (10113320am) Alyssa Milano attends VH1 Trailblazer Honors 2019 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, in Los Angeles VH1 Trailblazer Honors 2019, Los Angeles, USA – 20 Feb 2019

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<> on July 10, 2018 in London, England.

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