Best Of Beards: Study Finds Men With Beards More Attractive (10 Celebs Doing It Well)

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In a new study from the University of South Wales, men with beards were found to be more attractive, better parents and healthier than shaven ones. That’s right fellas, grow it out!

The university surveyed 350 women and 200 men by asking them to rate men by attractiveness, health, masculinity and parenting abilities from photographs of men who were clean-shaven, lightly or heavily stubbled and fully bearded. Published in the latest issue of “Evolution and Human Behavior,” the surprising results found that “beardedness affects judgments of male socio-sexual attributes and suggest that an intermediate level of beardedness is most attractive while full-bearded men may be perceived as better fathers who could protect and invest in offspring.”

To read more about the study, go here.

But first, look below at the best celebrity beards. It was a close call for all these non-shaven men, but this is what we came up with:

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Tinie Tempah

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Oguchi Onyewu
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Idris Elba
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Ben Affleck
See who else made the list!


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  1. says:

    This article is TOTALLY WRONG. The study found that women liked men with “heavy stubble” much more than men who were clean-shaven, had light stubble, OR FULL BEARDS. Geez. A little accuracy, please.

  2. says:

    Welp, you know what they say: A man without a beard is a woman.

  3. says:

    I still like clean shaven. Those super manicured beards started in the gay community (google George Michael) and the unmanicured ones look too messy.

    • says:

      Dumb -having a beard is the natural state of men and trimming them & hair has been around for millenia

  4. says:

    Stalley can GET IT!!!!!!!!

  5. says:

    Sean Connery

  6. says:

    Ummm where’s Ebro Darden?!

  7. says:

    thanks for minimizing clicks..but the proper way to do this type of article would be to post pics of each man with and without a beard. that way the reader would be able to make a comparison.

  8. says:

    Umm where is Tyson Chandler??

  9. says:

    drake looks good with the scruff as well

  10. says:

    The Most Interesting Man in the World

  11. says:

    I don’t like beards. They make a guy look old and it reminds me of my Dad. ew

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