Almost half of women have admitted that they would refuse to date a man because of his facial hair. But, in light of new research into how attractiveness can be linked to the length of facial hair, it seems that hipster beards could finally be on their way out. This comes following research conducted by bathroomtakeaway.co.uk which revealed that 43% of women said they would refuse to date a man who wasn’t clean-shaven.
The survey of 2,000 participants also revealed that one in five men struggle to grow chest hair while those who can say it’s a top grooming necessity with 10 percent saying they prefer to shave, seven percent trimming with scissors, three per cent waxing and one per cent paying for laser hair removal.
“It’s clear that people are spending lots of time and money following strict skincare and grooming regimes, even resorting to measures such as botox and laser hair removal,” said Julian Smith, managing director at bathroomtake-away.co.uk. “It’s important that people maintain their appearance for themselves rather than being hellbent on following the latest fad.”
In further evidence that the death of the beard is impending, a male model recently conducted a social experiment on Tinder to find out what type of hairstyle won him the most matches. Testing out a range of different looks including a goatee and full-on beard, Ben Southerst, 29, from Earls Court, London, found that he received the most matches – 120 to be precise – when he was clean-shaven.
He said, “I think that being clean-shaven does make me look a bit younger and I think that might help you to get matches on a site like Tinder.”