It is official that men with beards make better partners.
We already know this but now there is research that backs this. Lovers of bearded men say that these men make a better partner than the no-beard fellas.
This science done by Barnaby Dixson and his paper published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology concluded that men with beards were more likely to be considered long-term relationship material compared to those without.
Men with beards straddle the line of masculinity and femineity and the beard essentially alters the face shape of a man. And women apparently think this is more attractive because the men look more manly. Added to this idea that facial hair indicates testosterone, and this indicates maturity. And, according to the study, it means that this is a quality foundation for sweet relationship success.
A full-blown beard has the ability to mask a masculine face – a face as deemed to otherwise only consider for a short term relation – or a balance out a feminine face – a face we might not deem “masculine’ enough for a long-term relationship; hitting that elusive attractiveness “sweet spot”.
Of 8,520 women asked, all of them showed a preference for facial hair when asked to rate men as presented with both with and without facial hair and out of six on attractiveness and on a spectrum of ‘relationship longevity”. That’s a strong deduction.
So, guys with bountiful beards were considered more for marriage, while guys with little to no moosh were generally considered causal relationship material.
AND THERE YOU HAVE IT.