If you’re on your journey of beard growth you may be wondering what is the most attractive beard length to women. Even though everyone has their own personal taste and likes, in general, there is a consensus that the most attractive of beard styles is the “heavy stubble”.
According to Business Insider, a 2013 study done by Australian researchers determined that the heavy stubble was the most attractive length of beard for a man. But, exactly what is a heavy stubble? It is approximately the length a beard would be after about ten days of growth from clean-shaven. Most stylish beard.
What about other beard styles?
The Australian study from 2013 determined that other beard styles, such as heavy beards, light stubble and clean-shaven were all equally less attractive than heavy stubble. However, we all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but if you want to aim for more luck with the ladies, perhaps you should try the heavy stubble yourself and see how it goes (or do your own study, like the guy we mentioned in another post ).
Additionally, this study said that the length of the beard sends a signal, and depending on how long it is, the signal varies.
As you can read in the article we mentioned above, authors Barnaby J. Dixson and Robert C. Brook say that “facial hair correlates not only with maturity and masculinity but also with dominance and aggression. (...) An intermediate level of beardedness is most attractive, while full-bearded men may be perceived as better fathers who could protect and invest in offspring".
In fact, one of the reasons men are growing beards again is because of how women perceive them. Several investigations on the subject have determined that women generally perceive men with abundant facial hair as a synonym of strength, dominance and fertility. It is a sign of masculinity.
Science writer Rik Myslewski, also cited by the aforementioned website, said that a beard is a sexual characteristic that is very powerful to women.
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5 reasons why heavy stubble is the most attractive beard style
Long beard or not, beard care is important, which is why we need you to read our post about 5 things to know if you are starting to grow a beard. But, why is heavy stubble the most attractive style? If women unconsciously relate facial hair with masculinity, wouldn’t it be logical that the longer the beard, the more attractive the man?
Reason 1: it looks more hygienic
Longer beards are harder to take care of. You need to wash it frequently and add oil and brush it, so it doesn’t get ugly fast if you are not on top of your beard care routine. Therefore, a stubble looks cleaner, but that is only true if you are not using any beard care products and showing the world that a beard can also be clean and tidy and nice.
Reason 2: You can still see your bone structure
A man’s jawline can be attractive to women and large beards tend to hide it. Instead, a stubble allows facial features to be seen while still having facial hair present on your face. In fact, it actually accentuates facial features and can help give jaw and chin definition.
Reason 3: Stubble can be more manageable than long beards during intimacy
We think this is obvious, but maybe some men haven’t thought about it yet. A woman may be tempted to say no to kissing a man with a huge beard (they could probably be thinking it smells or will get in the way). However, stubble can also be prickly, tickly and itchy, depending on the length, which is why we encourage you (no matter the length of your beard) to use beard oil to make it not only smoother but smell nice.
Reason 4: It adds an air of maturity
A stubble, rather than a clean look adds an air of maturity to the man who wears it. It makes the man look wiser and more experienced in life. It works well for a job interview or for a dating profile, so try it out yourself!
Reason 5: It gives you a sense of attitude
Facial hair is edgy because it is not universally tolerated or accepted. It sounds crazy, we know, but it’s the truth. This is why men who wear beards or just a stubble are edgy and give a sense of having an attitude, which is sexy to some women. It is like having facial hair shows that you don’t care, and are a confident person who is proud of himself.
Bonus reason: It makes you look more masculine
We mentioned this before, but it is one of the reasons why it is considered more attractive than a clean-shaven face. It is not only the stubble, but any style of beard is also considered more masculine compared to the clean-shave look. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that having facial hair is testosterone-related.
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