Beard v/s No Beard
Earlier days beard was a sign of maturity, a sign of intellectuals, a sign of artists and also a sign of offering to God by saints and there were many more reasons too.
Nowadays beard amongst the youth, is a fashion statement. You go to a salon and there are different styles and fancy named beards available like the charts of hairstyles!
Beards like high waisted jeans, was believed to be out of style, but beards are still here — at the Oscars, parading down catwalks and on regular guys. Could it be that beards are more than a fashion statement?
Science suggests that facial hair — from scruffy day-old stubble to full Grizzly Adams — is imbued with social messages, and can play a significant role in a man’s love life.
According to a survey, women were asked to rate pictures of a set of men who were growing beard, in a random order, starting clean shave to scruffy stubble to thick stubble and the full grown beard; they were asked to choose men with what kind of beard or not, appealed to them if they had to have a fling or a long term relationship with.
Men with light stubble won that contest, closely followed by men with heavier stubble, suggesting that the scruffy look appeals to women looking for fun, but not commitment.
But when it came to choosing a long-term partner, a guy with whom a woman could have babies or settle in for the duration, the more facial hair the better. Men with heavy stubble and full beards were the clear winners on this question, suggesting that men who are ready to commit might do better if they shave less often.
There are Memes that suggest, if a man can have enough patience to maintain a beard, he is qualified enough to get married to a woman with mood swings!
Both sexes judge men with beards as older and more masculine, and describe them as generous, sincere, industrious and self-confident.
Research has also found that facial hair is associated with some antisocial traits, such as aggression and social dominance. While these traits might not be pleasant if you’re looking for a fun fling, they might be alluring if you want an alpha male to support your family and fend off predators.
It’s not just women who prefer bearded alpha males — men also prefer men with facial hair.
The idea that facial hair could play a role in regulating body temperature or shielding bodies from the sun’s radiation has been kicking around for decades. Men’s immune system is also under test because Beards, like other body hair, are a known breeding ground for parasites. Recently, they’ve been shown to host bed bugs and sand fleas.
That’s not inherently a bad thing — but it is a thing to keep in mind if you choose to wear a beard. For example, it’s never a great idea to be the guy at the front of a protest rally, face-to-face with the cops, and also sporting a huge beard!
Other than the Manly, Macho, Sex appeal, Mature, Aggressive look the beard (read facial hair) gives a man, sporting facial hair can affect your behavior. If you’re feeling like you need a little boost to your self-confidence and your assertiveness, a beard or mustache might be the way to go. Other than just taking the visuals into account — any man who’s worn a beard knows that there’s a secret, satisfying pleasure in giving it a scratch from time to time!
Similarly, if you’re struggling with anger management, a shave might be in order.