But the American women I know don’t like facial hair on a man. Based on a Happen Magazine poll from last June, the only other popular men’s style trend women disliked more than coiffed facial hair was polo shirts…popped collars… My raw face tingled in the shower; and after a particularly sexy evening together, I was embarrassed to show up at work. On Fridays, in anticipation of his trip to the mainland to spend the weekend with his girlfriend, he noticed that his beard hair had grown substantially over night.
Even worse, his beard was a walking menu; it retained the smells of former meals. Testosterone fuels the growth of men’s facial hair—probably an evolutionary tactic to signal sexual availability. Like women’s breasts that develop at puberty and shrink with menopause, little boys can’t grow beards while older men’s gray beards confirm that the height of their virility has passed. But on the more conscious level, men also grow beards to accentuate their jawline. Take a look at almost any male actor’s chin (hello George Clooney: it’s rugged—because it has been built by testosterone.
As Chaucer said, “love is blynd.” Once that old black magic hits the brain, and dopamine circuits start popping with the ecstasy of romantic passion, these lovers don’t seem to notice they are dating way outside their age-zone.
Women, of course, have long married older men, often swept up by their partner’s debonair sophistication, contacts and ability to provide for their forthcoming young.
Studies have shown that scary situations promote intimacy, and this includes watching a blood-curdling film!
But keep in mind, not everyone likes their spine-chilling entertainment served up the same way.
Below we pit two of the Australian online dating heavy weights against each other.
Oasis and Match have been two of the most talked about and reviewed dating sites on our oasis blog as such we compare reviews from two of the leading Australian dating websites oasis vrs match with very interesting results.
Men and women are flinging ancient traditions aside–and choosing partners to please their heart.
Helen Fisher, Chief Scientific Advisor for At one time, designer stubble, hairy upper lips, bristly chins, and bushy beards were reserved for long weekends, winter vacations, or bouts of unemployment.
Like the lion’s mane: facial hair signals testosterone, lots of it, along with youth, virility, assertiveness and readiness. Beneath this smelly, itchy hair is a primal hunter and provider—something men want to be and women want to have.
If you are looking for the perfect movie for a date night at home, skip renting a chick flick or action film and opt for something horrifying instead.
As women pile into the job market and gain economic power, rigid gender roles are breaking down, enabling both sexes to date a far broader array of individuals.