Proven by Science: Men with Heavy Stubble are Most Attractive

Why is Thor so attractive? Is it his godlike power or is it just because Chris Hemsworth has a heavy stubble? Science has the answer:

A new study shows that facial hair says a lot about a man and that attractiveness peaks at the "heavy stubble" phase. Researchers photographed 10 men at four stages of beard growth: clean shaven, 5-day "light" stubble, 10-day "heavy" stubble (shown), and fully bearded. Three hundred and fifty-one women and 177 heterosexual men viewed the photos and rated each face for attractiveness, masculinity, health, and parenting ability. Women ranked heavily stubbled faces as the most attractive. Participants said that the clean-shaven men looked about as healthy and attractive as those with a full beard, but rated the bearded men higher for perceived parenting skills. Light stubble got the short end of the stick, garnering low scores across the board from both men and women.

Link | The research paper over at Evolution & Human Behavior

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I thought the old one said light stubble was attractive to women; ie: thank you Don Johnson.

Also: Too bad you're married.

You could always tell her she can choose between kissing you and leaving.

Besides, hypergamy doesn't care about your beard.
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