Science Explains Why People Think Bald Men Are Highly Attractive
“Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man – there’s your diamond in the rough.” – Larry David
Men, fear not. If you’ve ever been worried about your receding hairline or the thinning out of your gorgeous locks, you no longer have anything to fear. Science is finally on your side. According to a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, “men with shaved heads were rated as more dominant than similar men with full heads of hair.”
Ladies, there’s a reason that you find men with less hair more attractive in some cases. That is to say, science has some proof as to why bald men are considered more attractive, more confident and have more sex appeal than their full-haired counterparts.
The above-mentioned study has found that men who are bald are perceived differently than men who have a full head of hair, or men who have half a head of hair. What’s the deal? Why are bald men considered sexier than men who aren’t? Baldness isn’t entirely for old men anymore. Studies have found that 80% of men tend to have some amount of hair loss by the time they’re 50. Research has now shown that this isn’t a bad thing.
3 REASONS WHY BALD MEN ARE MORE ATTRACTIVE
1. ACCEPTING BALDNESS RAISES YOUR CONFIDENCE LEVEL
Men tend to become anxious and worried about their thinning hair. They try to cover it up or ignore it. However, a new study has found that it’s easier to just accept the balding or thinning hair and just shave it all off. By shaving off his hair, the man has accepted the fact that he is balding. With this acceptance comes a confidence that can no longer be wavered by societal pressure. After all, a bald head has become more and more accepted by the outside world.
“Men, when pictured with shaved heads, are viewed as more dominant, more masculine and in some cases even physically taller and stronger than men with hair,” says Wharton Professor Al Mannes.
Confidence is one of the sexiest things about anyone, whether they’re a man or a woman. Many people know that confidence is key when it comes to sex appeal as well. When a man accepts his bald head by continuing to keep his hair shaved, he makes himself seem sexier by exuding confidence. Women often find confidence very attractive, which is one of the main reasons that bald heads are now considered far more attractive.
2. WOMEN NOW NOTICE A MAN’S FACE
When we look at people, sometimes the very first thing we notice is their hair, even if we’re looking right at their face. That’s why we tend to give people we don’t know epithets like “the blond one”, or in trying to jog someone’s memory we might say, “he had brown hair.” When a man no longer has hair and he is bald, women tend to look directly at the man’s face. More specifically, they look right into his eyes.
“… in the absence of hair, women look at the eyes instead and we know that first impressions count the most, therefore men with no hair whatsoever direct a lady’s attention to their eyes instead and if they are able to maintain eye-contact they can create rapport more easily,” states FirstMalta.com.
Eye contact is an extremely powerful form of body language that many researchers have said exudes both confidence and attraction when done correctly. Women who must now look into a man’s eyes in the absence of a full head of hair find them more attractive due to the prolonged eye contact. By using eye contact, men and women can establish trust more easily, and with easier trust comes easier attraction.
3. MOTHERLY INSTINCTS
In another theory, the research suggests that men with shaved heads can often remind women of children or babies. This isn’t to say that they’re more attractive because of looking like children, but because motherly instincts start to kick in for the woman. Not every woman has this same instinct, but many women do.
She looks at man with a bald head, her motherly instincts take over and she becomes endeared to him. This connection can spawn genuine attraction once the man and woman get to know one another. While this is only a theory, it’s still one possible reason that men without hair draw more women to them and are considered more attractive.
Baldness is no longer considered the death sentence of a man’s attractiveness. Many men find that losing their hair makes them feel psychological distress. Thankfully, with the new trends in society, this no longer has to be the case. Men with bald heads are more common and more accepted than ever.
Not only that, but research now supports what women have already known: men with bald heads aren’t unattractive, but quite the opposite. They’re far more attractive than other men with hair. Whatever the reason, whether it’s because women can make easier eye contact, or bald men exude a higher confidence, women and science both agree.