There’s a new study that shows men with beards make hot dads. Yep, guys. Science has proven what your wife has been telling you all along: Women like beards.
In the experiment men and women judged attractiveness, health, masculinity, and parenting abilities based on photographs of men who were clean-shaven, lightly or heavily stubbled, and fully bearded. Women judged faces with heavy stubble as most attractive. Heavy beards, light stubble, and clean-shaven faces were judged as less attractive.
However, men with full beards received the highest rankings for parenting ability and healthiness. Personally, I’ve never eyed a beard and thought, “Mmmm. Healthy.” But you just can’t argue with scientific results: Big beard=Good baby daddy.
Want to see if hot bearded dads are your thing? Check out some of your favorite celebrity dads in various stages of stubble.
Hot Bearded Dads 1 of 18
Don't cover it up, Beckham. We need to determine just how attractive, healthy, and masculine you are!
David Beckham with a Mustache 2 of 18It's a little bit V for vendetta, but it works.
David Beckham with Light Stubble 3 of 18
Yep. Science hit the nail on the head.
Buble’s Baby Beard 4 of 18
Look at the cute burgeoning Buble beard. By the time Michael has his baby boy he'll be fully bearded and ready to take on fatherhood.
Jason Bateman Clean-Shaven 5 of 18
I don't know—science might be wrong about Jason Bateman. He somehow manages to be clean-shaven AND radiate attractiveness.
Jason Bateman With a Beard 6 of 18
The beard: I could take it our leave it. You?
Matthew McConaughey Clean-Shaven 7 of 18
I don't look at this and wish there was a beard there.
Matthew McConaughey with a Mustache 8 of 18
I look at this and wish there were no mustache there.
Ben Affleck with Heavy Stubble 9 of 18
Ben Affleck always has some degree of stubble these days. Why? Because he is a healthy, attractive man and an awesome father.
David Arquette with Light Stubble 10 of 18
Sure. Why not?
Orlando Bloom with Mustache and Patchy Stubble 11 of 18
Not my favorite.
Orlando Bloom Clean-Shaven 12 of 18
Flying in the face of science, my favorite.
Tobey Maguire with a Beard 13 of 18
I don't know if the beard makes him look healthy and attractive, but it does at least make him seem old enough to be a father.
Tobey Maguire Clean-Shaven 14 of 18
Without the beard, this just looks like a cute photo of my son carrying his little sister.
Jude Law with Light Stubble 15 of 18
It's pretty nice to be able to see Jude Law's handsome mug.
Jude Law with a Beard 16 of 18
It's pretty nice to be able to see Jude Law's handsome mug covered with a beard.
Chris Hemsworth with a Beard 17 of 18
I'm drawn to this man, not because he looks vaguely Asgardian, but because his beard is attractive, healthy, and masculine.
Chris Hemsworth without a Beard 18 of 18
I don't miss the beard. Do you?
You like? Here’s a round up of last year’s Movemeber Beards.