We'd dedicate a Shakespearean sonnet to these beards.
Fact: If the word sexy had a picture in the dictionary, it would be of a man rocking a super-scorching beard. I can't deny that I love a good beard. I don't know what it is but clean-shaven men or guys with baby scruff have just never been as appealing to me.
Give me a man who's 20 percent beard and 80 percent personality, and I'd say it's a perfect match. And according to this recent study by the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, I'm not alone in this obsession.
After surveying a group of men and women on their perception of facial hair, researchers found that "beardedness affects judgements of male socio-sexual attributes and suggest that an intermediate level of beardedness is most attractive while full-bearded men may be perceived as better fathers who could protect and invest in offspring."
Science confirms what we already knew: Women (and men) dig facial hair.
Even though the study says that most women shy away from heavier beards, I'm not ashamed to admit that I sometimes have a soft spot for the hipster variety, and would dedicate a Shakespearean sonnet to the 'Captain Jack' type.
Side burns and a 'stache? Can't get any hotter than that.
That being said, check out this sexy infographic from Hairstyle On Point featuring the most popular beards in 2015:
H/T: Business Insider