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Jul 7, 2008

Do you know why women are more attracted to men with stubble?

Miss Finder –The Journo, tries to find answers for your general knowledge and awareness on: Do you know why women are more attracted to men with stubble?

All young men, do you know what it takes to get into a woman’s heart? Well, stubble is the way to win a woman’s heart, so says a study. Researchers found that women are more attracted to men with stubble than those with clean-shaven faces or full beards.

The findings of the experiment, carried out on British women aged 18 to 44, could explain the appeal of actors such as George Clooney and Brad Pitt who cultivate their unshaven look.

Women who participated in the research rated men with stubble as tough, mature, aggressive, dominant and masculine — and as the best romantic partners, either for a fling or a long-term relationship.

To justify this preference of women, the experts in human evolution have given a weird explanation, that facial hair may be a signal of aggression because it boosts the apparent size of the lower jaw, emphasizing the teeth as weapons. An unusual and funny reasoning, if you ask me — isn’t it?

Well, psychologists at Northumbria University, who actually carried out the new study, explain differently. They believe that stubbly men may offer women the best worlds — not too strongly masculine, but mature and with the potential to grow a full beard.

The researchers carried out the study using computer technology to alter pictures of 15 men’s faces so that they displayed different degrees of hairiness. Five levels were used — clean-shaven, light stubble, heavy stubble, light beard and full beard.

The pictures were shown to 76 women who were asked to rate them for masculinity, aggression, dominance, attractiveness, age, and social maturity.

Pictures of men with full beards were judged to be the most masculine, aggressive and socially mature. But they were rated the least attractive and the worst choice for a short-term relationship.

Men with light beards were considered the most dominant. Those with light stubble were rated the most attractive and as the ideal romantic partner for the short or long term. Clean-shaven men finished bottom for masculinity, dominance, aggression, and social maturity.

Well, gone are the days, when women used to like her man to be elegant with clean-shaven look. The 21st century women are more attracted to the rough macho look instead, that signifies more masculinity in men with stubble. And if you ask me, I simply find stubbly men, hot — yes, that’s the word! So get ready guys — now you know the way to a woman’s heart!

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