Science has finally put to bed the debate over whether you should bother shaving or not. Apparently you're at your most attractive with heavy stubble -- defined as a good 10-day growth -- so dump that cutthroat razor and start attracting members of the opposite sex again.
A study, which pitted photos of 10 men with various levels of stubble against a legion of both heterosexual men and women, found that the stubbled test subjects peaked at their most attractive to both sexes with 10-days worth of growth. The interesting thing was that men with only light stubble ranked last in attractiveness, behind clean-shaven and fully-bearded, probably because they just look like they haven't washed.
Mind you, if what you're after is the air of a man who's able to look after children, then a full beard is apparently the way to go. Can't say I'm there yet, so maybe it's time to bust out that beard trimmer and set it to stunning. [Evolution and Human Behaviour via Science]
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