Manliness Article Of The Day: Stubble Is Manly
The Telegraph UK cited a study done by Northumbria University in Newcastle, England (great beer by the way) on that Women prefer men with stubble for love, sex and marriage. Fascinating finding that puts science behind what every man has believed for a VERY long time – most women dig the facial hair.
Now, I know I will get all kinds of flack from the women who don’t like it (e.g. RtM gal – a.k.a. my wife), but the fact of the matter is, most do like it. My guess is reminds women of the bad boy image and there is something very sexy about the bad boy.
One caveat: If you don’t bring the stubble with the entire package (hygiene, hair, clothing, swagger, manliness, masculine, etc) then you simply are a slob.
Another very key point was the idea of long vs short facial hair. Short facial hair, another shocking development, was considered much more attractive and better for the women. Check out this quote from the article and tell me that this is not interesting…go ahead, just say it…
Facial hair may have been sexually selected by females on the basis of associated male success, despite its threatening appearance. Clean-shaven faces therefore may suggest appeasement, as well as being an obvious sign of sexual immaturity.
“Increasing levels of facial hair were associated with increased perceptions of aggression, in that bearded faces were perceived as being the most aggressive, whilst clean-shaven faces were rated as being the least aggressive. And as facial hair increased in a linear fashion, so did female ratings of masculinity and dominance.
What are your thoughts on facial hair? More importantly, is it different for women who are married vs single?