Facial hair dating
Yet another reason for me to love beards even more.
Do you prefer guys with intense facial hair or totally smooth jawlines?
Testosterone is the male sex hormone, so there's no surprise it's at play here.
"It's also linked with a man's ability to be logical, inventive, direct, decisive, and ambitious," says Fisher. Beyond the biological cause, I suspect there are some major cultural aspects involved.
Jason Bateman, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd and King’s of Leon’s Jared Followill to name a few. And some prefer your skin to be as smooth as a baby’s butt. I love nothing more than a five o’clock shadow that transforms into whiskers and finally a full-on beard that would make Harry Potter’s Dumbledore jealous.
Even Jim Carrey looks good sporting the lumberjack look. I’ll admit that I’ve been to a lot of jam band shows and lived in Vermont for a short while, which probably explains a lot, but I just can’t get away from being attracted to facial hair.
But take a walk down some streets these days and you’ll be confronted with all sizes and shapes of groomed (and less groomed) facial hair—from designer stubble to waxed moustaches and hipster beards.
When we see men paying attention to their appearance, it’s easy to assume that they’re just angling for partners.
Plus, they're less likely to have the kind of corporate job that necessitates shaving, so maybe they're under less mood-killing stress.
We are officially in Movember, the month during which guys let their mustaches grow like weeds to raise awareness for men's health issues like prostate and testicular cancers.
Turns out facial hair doesn't just change a guy's exterior; research from Match.com's Singles in America survey shows that men with facial hair are actually more sexually charged than those who regularly turn to a razor.
They're into broadening their horizons: 85 percent are receptive to the idea of dating outside their ethnicity compared with 75 percent of smooth-faced men.
Same goes for religion: 74 percent of guys with facial hair are open to dating outside theirs, while 71 percent of stubble-free guys agree.