Do Beards Really Make You More Attractive? Depends on the Guy Next to You. (Video.)

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April 17 2014 4:22 PM

Does Facial Hair Really Make Men More Attractive?

That depends on how many clean-shaven guys are around.

The journal Biology Letters published a study in which 1,453 women and 213 men were asked to rate faces with what researchers amusingly called “four standard levels of beardedness.” The results actually vindicated both bearded and clean-shaven men. 

Dallas Jensen is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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