Are Men with Beards More Desirable?

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    May 18, 2017 3:53 AM GMT
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    NYT: Dr. Dixson and colleagues asked 1,577 men and women from Brazil and the Czech Republic about facial hair. Compared to heterosexual women, gay men had stronger preferences for men with more facial hair.

    “Homosexual men preferred hairier stimuli than heterosexual women, supporting past findings that homosexual men have strong preferences for masculine traits,” the authors reported.

    Brazilians preferred bigger beards than Czechs. Homosexual men preferred men with beards similar to their own.

    The study, published in March in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, also found that men often preferred thicker facial hair than their real partners actually had. The authors noted that the fact that people don’t end up with their “ideal” — at least in terms of his beard — may be because their ideal is not readily available, so they “compromise.”

    Not every man can grow a beard naturally. More men with hairless faces have begun seeking hair transplants, according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. In 2014, the latest year for which data are available, 13,956 men around the world had hair transplants to enhance their beards, up from 4,707 in 2012. More than 3,100 of the men were in the United States. Beard transplants are most popular in Asian countries, where nearly 4,200 men had the treatment in 2014.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/well/family/are-men-with-beards-more-desirable.html?
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    May 18, 2017 8:50 AM GMT
    Definitely more desirable to me. I wouldn't go as far as to say I have a beard fetish as such, but I can find a man not that attractive without a beard and super attractive with one. It definitely adds a big percentage to his attractiveness.

    Though I'm only a fan of short, neatly trimmed beards not big bushy ones!
  • fitartistsf

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    May 18, 2017 12:50 PM GMT
    NO!!!! icon_eek.gif I hate beards! icon_sad.gif And body hair of any kind! To me it's just a guy who, if he's worked out for years and has a beautiful body, or he's very good-looking, is trying to hide something... he's still not confident about his looks, or showing off his body… yech... I really hate the feel of beards...
  • 24hourguy

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    May 18, 2017 1:21 PM GMT
    Generally I'm not attracted to beards or mustaches. On the right guy tidy-groomed facial hair is fine but if he looks like a reject from Fiddler on the Roof, Duck Dynasty, or ZZ-Top, No.
  • WoodyTheH

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    May 18, 2017 1:52 PM GMT
    I like to think so. icon_wink.gif
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    May 18, 2017 3:03 PM GMT
    It's a good look for some....

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    May 18, 2017 11:14 PM GMT
    Muskelprotz saidIt's a good look for some....

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    May 19, 2017 6:24 AM GMT
    Straight or gay as a younger man currently (<40) in the PNW you aint sheeet w/o a BIG beard. Although some really handsome men are covering their faces with beards and I always think to myself that they can always grow that beard when they are an old salt to hide the aged face(?).
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    May 20, 2017 9:31 AM GMT
    I find clean shaven and some scruff to be super sexy. I'm not into that whole bearded rough rugged bear look.
    Kinda like Chris Pine below. Notice the slight difference.
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    May 20, 2017 10:02 AM GMT
    Long hobo beards aren't for me. Well maintained trimmed beard or scruff is quite ok.
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    May 28, 2017 11:32 AM GMT
    Well depends on the facial structure and the texture of the beard. Some men in beard are not at all sexy.
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    May 28, 2017 3:42 PM GMT
    Oh! I am definitely a pogonophile. icon_biggrin.gificon_redface.gif
    To my eye, at least, almost every man looks better with a little bit of facial hair, except the younger-looking guys, but even on them it can look a great. I don't truly know. I find it very lovely on almost every man, but it could just be me. haha icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 28, 2017 3:58 PM GMT
    This is a moot point at this time: virtually all gay men are bearded. Did they become sexier? Are you attracted to everyone you see now?

    Let's see:

    - Fat bearded guys are still fat
    - Skinny bearded guys are still skinny
    - Ugly bearded guys are still ugly

    The cake of physical beauty is face and body. Everything else is icing on the beauty cake -- including beards.

    Icing on poo doesn't make it chocolate cake. Guys are taking the wrong message that enough icing can compensate for a shitty cake. It never will.

    Posting photos of exceedingly handsome and fit guys with beards only proves this point.
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    May 28, 2017 4:07 PM GMT
    This research could also ask if guys who have their two eyes, a nose and a mouth are more desirable than those who are disfigured.

    I would assume yes - but do you feel any more attractive knowing that?

    If clean shaved men are the new disfigured ones and bearded ones are the new normal, then being bearded gives you no comparative advantage since virtually everyone is bearded now.
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    May 28, 2017 5:32 PM GMT
    How about this guy?

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    He is actually fat. Name is Zach Miko.

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    May 28, 2017 5:37 PM GMT
    ^
    His cake doesn't do it for me...
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    May 28, 2017 5:41 PM GMT
    ^ It seems then the main beauty ingredient, that you prefer, in your cake is body, and then face. For me, the main ingredient has to be the face, and then the body. I think, based on experience, one can nearly always whip a body into its beautiful essence, but not the face. You either have it or not.
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    May 28, 2017 6:26 PM GMT
    ^
    I agree, I'm a body guy but face is important too. Still, I could argue this guy's face is lacking symmetry, his jaw looks disproportionally large relative to the rest of his face. A beard in this case actually makes this aspect worse.
  • Eunuch

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    May 28, 2017 10:32 PM GMT
    Not to me. I don't hate them but prefer a smooth face I can lick.