Ten Reasons Why A Beard Raises Your Sex Appeal
Some men are cautious, even doubtful, about growing out their facial hair. Won’t it look unkempt? Will a beard make me look old? What will others think of my change in appearance? Yet there you are in the lounge, watching man after bearded man flirt with the ladies and snatch up all the female attention with his manly charm. You wonder if it is the beard that is garnering all that attention.
Your doubt is misplaced. There is no question that facial hair appeals to the opposite sex. Hey, a beard even makes you more impressive in your fellow man’s eyes. Facial hair is what sets men apart from the opposite gender. Beards also set men apart from the boys. In other words, a face full of hair announces that you are a full-fledged, virile man.
Are you not convinced yet? Do you not believe until you see something with your own eyes? Google images of “celebs with without beard” and take a look at the difference facial hair makes. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yet is it even disputable that every single male celebrity, with the exception of a tiny minority, looks much more chiseled, manly, and mature in the beard shot versus the baby-faced photo?
So with all that said, what is it about beards that seems to elevate men’s appeal? After questioning various critics of every gender, creed, and color, here are some of the personal reasons they find bearded mugs to be more sexy.
1. Beards are Historic
Beards are part of a man’s natural state of being. As such, the beard dates way back before recorded history. It is a vestige of the early, furry forefathers. So since the beginning of recorded history, there have been bearded men all over the world. Religions throughout the ages seem to favor the presence of facial hair, from religious prophets of Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs who consider facial hair to be a man’s virtue and virility to the Amish who grow out their beards after marriage to signify maturity. Leaders also use their manly hair to distinguish their authority; from pharaohs like Tutankhamun to many of today’s leaders around the world, such as King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Prime Minister Michel of Belgium, like to distinguish themselves with a face full of hair.
2. Beards Represent Power
Studies show that women associate beards with virility and strength. This fact might be due to the beard’s tendency to increase the perceived jaw size. Another reason for the impression of strength might be the fact that the onset of facial hair growth and the increase in muscle mass occur concurrently during the teenage years. In fact, facial hair growth is attributed to testosterone, which also enables men to grow big muscles.
3. Beards Signify Virility
Speaking of testosterone, beards are a secondary sex characteristic. As sex characteristics go, they are used to impress the opposite sex as well as intimidate other men. From Mr. T to the typical Hell’s Angel, tough guys tend to wear a beard to give other men the head’s up: “Don’t mess with me.”
4. Beards for Thought
"'Come now, Epictetus, shave your beard'. If I am a philosopher, I answer, I will not shave it off. 'Then I will have you beheaded'. If it will do you any good, behead me.” - from the Discourses of Epictetus.
From philosophers such as Epictetus to great minds like Freud and Einstein, the greatest thinkers of all time needed to twirl their facial hairs while having their greatest epiphanies.
5. Men with Beards Age like Fine Wine
They say that as men age, they become more attractive. Are their wrinkles really the reason their faces age like fine wine? Maybe the tendency for older men to grow anything from stubble to a full beard disguises the signs of aging. Instead of sporting nasolabial folds and jowls, a bearded man appears to have the chiseled facial dimensions of a young Adonis.
6. Beards are an Oxymoron
While beards are markers of virility, they are also associated with sensitivity and paternity. From bearded musicians who create some of the most thoughtful lyrics to the quintessentially paternal Santa Claus with his white whiskers, some of the most gentle souls are covered with the most facial hair.
7. Beards Are Addictive
As we mature, our tastes evolve and we acquire a certain “type” that we find attractive. Once a woman has grown accustomed to a beard, she is likely to be continually attracted to the bearded type. She won’t want to give up on the facial whiskers’ caresses as she plants a kiss on her man’s face.
8. Beards and Superior Health
Obviously, everyone is biologically attracted to all indicators of health. Beards definitely are an indicator of health, just like a full head of shiny, bouncy locks, but they are so much more. Beards also positively contribute to a man’s health. They are proven to shield the face from up to 95% of UV rays.
9. Beards Provide Intrigue
A beard is said to spark a sense of mystery about the man. Maybe it is the uncertainty of what looms behind all that facial fur? Whatever the reason for the air of mystery, it definitely adds to the overall sex appeal.
10. Beards are Distinctive
Whether you are the only bearded man in the room or one of a dozen, every beard is distinctive in and of itself. It adds a completely unique aspect to the face. From length and shape to color and style, there are numerous characteristics which allow for countless unique types of beards.
With all the reasons supporting the claim that beards lift your sexy factor, what can possibly stop you from growing one yesterday?