Research in the past has shown that, although having a beard does increase how dominant and assertive you appear to other people, it doesn’t actually make you more attractive. Over increasing your actual personal looks, researchers believe that men grow beards to give them a leg-up over their competition.
This is one of the biggest explanations behind the fact that, if you look at the male/female ratio throughout history, whenever there were more men than women, beards started appearing on faces.
So, do beards actually make you more attractive to women or not? Although research says no, the top 10 world’s sexiest men list begs to differ. Out of the 10 that made the list this year, 80% of them have some kind of facial hair or another on their face.
Topping the list was Jamie Dornan, a Northern-Ireland born model, actor, and musician, who’s been boasting facial hair from his serial killer role in The Fall right up until his lead part in 50 Shades of Grey. Regardless of your opinions on his recent acting, that man’s got a face that was made to don a beard.