Does a man with a hairy chest and a full beard make your heart skip a beat? Some people prefer a smooth, freshly shaven face, while others love a bit of stubble or a burly beard. And according to research, hairy men tend to make better partners.

These are some science-backed reasons why women go for guys who are hairy:

  • They’re masculine - One study finds that 54% of women prefer a man with facial hair over one who’s clean-shaven, while only one in three like a smooth-faced man better. Of the women on team facial hair, 69% say they find a man with facial hair more masculine and therefore more attractive.
  • They’re smart - If you’re drawn to brilliant minds, you might also be a fan of hairy men. Research shows that body hair is connected to intelligence, while another study finds the majority of members of Mensa - the largest high IQ society in the world - also have thick body hair.
  • They’re hilarious - Some of our favorite funny guys, like Seth RogenWill FerrellJim Gaffigan and Zach Galifianakis are all hilarious and hairy. This one might not be science, exactly, but it should be.
  • They’re into good causes - Every November you may see more guys growing out their facial hair, and it’s all for a good cause. “Movember” is an annual event where men grow a mustache or beard to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues, including prostate cancer.
  • They’re secure with themselves - Manscaping is very common these days, with more than half of millennial men (57%) doing it and 39% of all men grooming their body hair. So guys who are willing to go against the trend and embrace their hairy faces and bodies are self-confident and secure, which is just one more reason they make better partners.

Source: Your Tango

Talk Back:

  • Manscaping is fine, but don’t you want a guy to be hairier than you are?
  • Are you one of the 54% of women who prefer a man with facial hair over one who’s clean-shaven? Do you find facial hair more masculine?
  • Do you prefer a guy with a smooth, freshly shaven face? Would you go out with a guy with a beard?

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