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Beards: So sexually attractive they can get lit for the holidays

Step aside, pink-cheeked pansy boys — real women crave scruff. Lusty ladies are just more turned on by men with facial forests, according to a new study published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. “Beards may be more attractive to women when considering long-term [rather] than short-term relationships as they indicate a male’s ability to successfully compete socially with other males for resources,” the research says. As part of the experiment, male subjects were first photographed clean-shaven, followed by snaps after five and 10 days of going natural. Finally, they posed in full manly glory after one month of growth. Researchers tasked 8,500 women with rating the men on their appeal as a “long-term romantic partner. ...