Men's Dating

Do Women Like Facial Hair?

Kara Pound Kara Pound • 9/14/12

Whether or not women like facial hair on a man is absolutely a matter of preference. Off the top of my head, I can think of dozens of celebrities I think are sexy with some extreme stubble. Jason Bateman, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd and King’s of Leon’s Jared Followill to name a few. Even Jim Carrey looks good sporting the lumberjack look.

There are endless varieties when it comes to keeping a ferret on your face — full beard, goatee, mustache, mutton chops, manicured scruff, soul patch and the chin strap. In fact, there are dozens of variations.

So the question is, “Do women dig it?” Ya, some do. And some prefer your skin to be as smooth as a baby’s butt. Me, you ask? I love nothing more than a five o’clock shadow that transforms into whiskers and finally a full-on beard that would make Harry Potter’s Dumbledore jealous.

I’ll admit that I’ve been to a lot of jam band shows and lived in Vermont for a short while, which probably explains a lot, but I just can’t get away from being attracted to facial hair.

What type of women will you attract?

If you choose to let nature take its course and wear a hairpiece on your mug, chances are, you will be attracting ladies of the following breed: artists, writers, musicians, baristas, advertising execs, dancers, waitresses and students.

If you choose to go the clean-shaven route, you will be attracting women like lawyers, doctors, pilots, military, housewives and insurance claim adjusters.

It’s all about feeling comfortable.

All in all, my advice is to rock facial hair because you like it and feel comfortable with it. Don’t choose a stubbly variation because of the kind of women you think it will attract, that will only have you ending up with someone who’s just not right for you.

Wear your beard, mustache, goatee (lame, but if you must) and mutton chops proudly. If you prefer to forgo the facial mop, then delight in being able to see your lips when you look in the mirror.