‘Most of the women love the bearded guys‘, that’s what we the bearded community always hear. But is this the neutral answer or the bearded men say that because they love to believe exactly that? Let’s hear the arguments from both sides to get some neutral thoughts!
Nowadays, it seems like facial hair for guys is becoming closer to the norm, or at least a relatively well-established trend. Men now sport everything from closely-cropped stubble to a long, wizard-like beard. However, the question remains: do the majority of women really like men with beard or they actually don’t like the bearded guy at all!
Women Like The Bearded Guys: Argument FOR
Yes, women like guys with beards because of some personal reasons and believe which could be because:
1. It makes men look mature (Especially The Full Beard)
Beards can make a man look more mature. Some men who have a baby face appear much more mature after they grow beards and women prefer a more mature looking man.
2. It makes men look more masculine
Beards make the jaw line seem bigger and as a result, it makes the man appear more masculine. Women tend to favor guys that are more masculine over other men.
3. It makes a man look more intimidating
Women like men that are capable of both protecting them and their baby. Because beard in many cases makes the man look more intimidating which makes women think that the man is strong and brave.
4. It makes a man appear older
Studies have shown that women tend to prefer the older man over the one of the same age provided that everything else is constant.
5. It is a sign of sexual maturity
Beards are a secondary sexual characteristic, it’s a sign that a guy went through puberty both physically and mentally. Shaving a beard might indicate that a man is uncertain in his adult role and thus unintentionally signaling he’s a less desirable partner to women.
6. Beards are associated with lion’s mane
Some people associate a man’s beard with a lion’s mane. Since lions are depicted as kings of the animal world, people associate that guys with beards have some of the lion’s best characteristics – nobility, being proud, brave and so on.
7. A clean beard makes a man good in anything
A guy with a beard can slip into a pair of Gucci jeans and still look fashionable. He can wear literally anything but still find some affection from women. However, things may not go all too well for a guy without beards. He has to go through lots of trouble to get that look that will appeal to his woman.
8. Beard makes a man different
Some studies have found that beards were found to be attractive when they were rare. In other words, when most people shave, a man with a beard might look more attractive because it helps him stand out from the crowd.
9. It indirectly shows patience and commitment in a man
Beards require a lot of commitment to be kept. Because women prefer men who are committed and patient over others, they might find a man with a beard more attractive.
Women Like Guys with Beards: Arguments AGAINST
No, women do not like bearded guys due to various reasons which could also be personal. They do not like guys with beards because they believe/say that:
1. It gives a false look
Beard is an evolutionary LIE. They lend masculinity to the weak-chinned, ruggedness to the totally useless and gravitas to the inconsequential.
2. Beard makes a man look older
While some girls prefer a man with beards because it makes a man older, some women hate bearded men because it makes them look older.
3. Bearded men look aggressive
Men with beards look more aggressive. This turns them off. Meanwhile, women perceive clean-shaven men as being safe, so they were more likely to choose them instead.
4. It’s a mini fridge
Beards can stink and harbor bacteria as most men don’t keep it extremely clean especially after eating and when you taste the hair and it has the flavor of the food he ate at his last meal. Evidence of every meal can be found within the hairy trappings of the guys face.
5. It gives them a vagrant look
Men with beards are disgusting and make them look like a vagrant, which is an undesirable trait in a man.
6. It kills mood
Beards scratch women face during sex or foreplay. It can impact the quality of a man kiss as stray hairs can tickle, poke and scratch the lips and skin of a woman. It kills mood; getting hair up the nose, in the mouth or any other variety of damage wrought by bearded faces. Women hate it, having to stop kissing because a tiny fur ball is lodged in her throat.
7. Kids are scared of a bearded man
When you have a beard, your facial expressions are slightly harder to read, and your look of empathetic concern might come across like bloodthirsty anger which may cause children to distrust you or to be scared of you.
8. Beards create ego and overconfidence
Though beards might make a man look more intimidating, which some women likes, however, other women believe beards promotes swollen egos and overconfidence.
9. Beards feel like pubes
Beards feel like pubes, No amount of conditioner can make a man’s facial hair soft and pleasurable to the touch.
In summary, women find men with light stubble most attractive. However, women generally perceive male faces with full beards as the most masculine, aggressive and socially mature. There are also some negative thoughts among some women on bearded men as mentioned earlier. So, the choice is definitely yours! We recommend growing a healthy beard if you have a passion for the beard. Why give a damn about what GIRLS think! 😉