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Stubbly Men More Appealing, Says Study

By November 7, 2012

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Psychology Today had an interesting article in their November 2008 edition that spoke of how men with either a bit of stubble or a short beard were more attractive than a clean-shaven or fully bearded man, and that guys with longer facial hair were deemed more manly, powerful, aggressive and seasoned than their baby-faced counterparts.

There was a caveat to the study however: the sixty women interviewed found the men with light stubble the most suitable for both short and long term relationships, which the article explained away as saying stubble means you're mature enough to have facial hair, but a full beard is too much of a good thing. Still, several of the study participants felt the need to share with the researchers at Northumbria University that, even though they found a clean-shaven man less attractive, they preferred their partners to have a smooth face when they were intimate together.

What do you think? Do men with a bit of stubble appeal to you more, or would you rather they sport a clean-shaven look?

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Reference: Hutson, M. (2008, November). In the Rough. Psychology Today, 41(6), 24-24.

January 22, 2009 at 12:57 am
(1) PewGemeelarie says:

Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
God will appreciate it.

August 14, 2009 at 4:51 am
(2) taddinuettina says:

This look interesting,so far.
If it’s not just all bots here, let me know. I’m looking to network
Oh, and yes I’m a real person LOL.


December 7, 2011 at 3:56 am
(3) Suz says:

I think guys who have the stubbly look are ok. Clean cut not as much. Full beards and moustache and medium (shoulder length) to longer hair I like the best, definitely. Sadly, they are hard to find these days.

December 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm
(4) Adam says:

Well, it’s a good thing I can never grow more than a “long stubble”, lol.

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