Apparently, women were asked to rate men before and after they shaved off six weeks of facial growth. Overwhelmingly, they preferred the clean cut version, rating the men without full facial whiskers as more attractive.
But not so men. The results suggest that beards send a signal of masculinity to other men. Because of that, many believe it’s true for women, as well. Apparently, it’s not true.
The men surveyed did admit, however, that the beards not only made them seem more aggressive and angrier, but even older.
The study was conducted in Canada and New Zealand, according to the online article from the Daily Mail.
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