Beards are a glorious and many-feathered thing. There are basically endless ways for men to look attractive with beards, whether it’s a Ryan Gosling bit of scruff or a rugged look a la Kit Harrington. But what about beards makes women go crazy (hint: it’s not the rug burn feeling of kissing them)?
Something about a beard makes people think of independent, adventurous, good-humored men. They’re strong and tough, hip and quirky, occasionally gross. Multiple studies have found that men with stubble are more attractive than those who are clean-shaven, and that full beards evoke maturity. We totally feel that. On Whisper, women weighed in on beards and why they make them feel the way they do. Enjoy!
Growing a beard requires fortitude
They’re a huge turn-on
Beards provide good date ideas
Big beards hint at big, ahem, other things
Beards are fun to kiss
They cover a multitude of flaws
Beards allow us to embrace our inner felines
But men have to back up their beard
Ah, this rare species
More bedtime fun
Beards are just like foundation
Beards imply trustworthiness
Beards are just really really sexy
There are oh-so-many ways to love a man with a little facial hair.