How Do Women See A Man’s Beard?
A Girl’s Perspective On Facial Hair
To beard or not to beard?
do women like beards?
That is the question that some men struggle with occasionally.
Just as women care about how men perceive their physical appearances, the reverse is also true, though somewhat on a lower scale.
There has been an ongoing debate about how women view a man’s beard, do women like bearded men or not? There are different fronts to this debate.
Some men, who are well endowed in this department, have proclaimed several times that women find them more attractive as compared to their clean-shaven counterparts. Actually there are men who naturally cannot grow a beard and, therefore, will find it very difficult to participate in this debate without a bias.
Whether you decide to grow a beard or not, the way women will perceive you is not up to you. From different research studies and publications we can conclude that women hold different views about beards, some prefer men with grown beards while others prefer clean-shaven ones.
At the end of the day, it’s all about personal preference.
Women Who Prefer & Love Facial Hair
- It makes men look more masculine
- It makes men look more mature
- Men with beards are perceived as having a higher social status
These are qualities that women look for in their partner. These and other benefits may provide an answer to the question why women like men with beards.
Women consider such men as those that can protect them in case of danger. In the natural order of things, women are known to want men who can take care of them. Since a beard is often associated with strength by such women, they are automatically attracted to them.
Another reason, perhaps not very common but still a factor all the same, of why women find beards attractive is the aspect of being unique. You will not find many men walking the streets with full grown beards. Women who are attracted to men with beards consider them unique and a rare breed. Remember that in the grand order of nature, everyone wants to be superior. When that instinct of survival for the fittest kicks in a woman, bearded men are likely to win because they are considered to be genetically superior.
As mentioned above a lot of studies and researches were done in order to understand women's opinion on beards, as usual the answer to this question is complicated.
One of the latest studies
Some Women Don't Like Facial Hair
In the previous section we said that according to many studies women love bearded men.
Is this the ultimate truth? No Way!
When we talk about human preferences you will always find different opinions, and this is also true for the women preference for bearded men.
As much as most men think that a majority of women love facial hair, a good number cannot actually tolerate beards.
According to the evolution theory, man evolved from a more wild species that had lots of body hair. By growing beards, some women tend to associate such men with being overly aggressive.
They view men with grown beards as being in touch with their wild nature and are therefore turned off by them. While men associate beards with being macho, a trait which most women are known to love in a man, some women can't stand it.
There are those ladies that consider beards untidy. They associate men with beards as lacking in personal hygiene and immediately put them off.
While this is certainly not always true, perception is perception, everyone is entitled to their own views. Once a woman has formed an opinion that beards are dirty, there is not much convincing you can do to change her mind.
Women's reaction to their partner's shave.
Your Choices & Preferences - Beard is Not Everything
Some men grow beards specifically to appeal to the opposite sex while others just choose to keep them as a matter of preference.
There are those that hate a clean shave, and therefore, grow beards to ‘hide’ that area. They are not really bothered by how the opposite sex perceives them, the only thing they care about is what makes them feel comfortable.
So for men, at the end of the day it comes to choices and preferences.
Women also have their preferences when it comes to men with beards and those without. As much as men grow beards for different reasons, women have their own views. To illustrate this have a look at the following stats that show what men prefer:
And now for the women, a study done by BodyLogicMD found that the number of women who prefer their man to have no beard is just under 46%.
The study also suggests that nearly 58% of women are indifferent to whether their man can grow a full beard or not.
It also appears that roughly a third prefer short stubble over all other styles and, predictably, a clean shaven face is the second most preferred.
But if you are a man who prefers to wear a full beard, don't lose hope. Full beards do appear to be the 3rd most preferred style.
some of these opinions are based on personal experiences that dictate how they view different men while others are down to what they are naturally attracted to.
Physicality does little to show you the true nature of a man, but at the end of the day it still plays a key role in first impressions.
Whether a woman prefers a man with a beard or one without, the fundamental question is what she really expects from him at the end of the day.
These are the basic questions that women should be seeking answers to when it comes to men.
A beard is not what makes the man, it is just that, a beard.
It will never put food on your table or take care of your children. The physical appearance of a man is not very important even though it cannot be entirely ignored.
Life decisions cannot be made based on the growth of facial hair or lack of it, it has to be more than just that. This is true for men and women.
At the end I believe that you should do whatever makes you happy.