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Science explains why hipsters grow beards

Sunday 24 March 2019
The Telegraph

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Men might be growing beards to appear more attractive to women and more dominant to other men, a study on monkeys suggests

Scientists think they may have solved one of the great mysteries of the age. Why are so many of today's men growing beards? The answer, according to The University of Western Australia researchers, is because men are feeling under pressure from other men and are attempting to look aggressive by being more flamboyant with their whiskers.

Published in the journal Evolution and Human Behaviour, Dr Cyril Grueter and colleagues were investigating the idea that in big societies, male primates have developed increasingly ostentatious "badges" which may enhance male attractiveness to females and give them the edge over other males.

LINK: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/11501340/Science-explains-why-hipsters-grow-beards.html

 

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Black River Santa

While I'll be a monkey's uncle...

Not so sure about this one - my wife hates the beard!  Would be great at my age though, if people looked at me and thought "hipster" instead of "hip replacement." ;)

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Santa Johnny Boy

I guess that makes me a hipster...

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Drosselmeyer
4 hours ago, Black River Santa said:

Not so sure about this one - my wife hates the beard!  Would be great at my age though, if people looked at me and thought "hipster" instead of "hip replacement." ;)

 

3 hours ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

I guess that makes me a hipster...

I can appreciate that in studying my bearded-ness they used monkeys as a control group - that is probably reasonable.

            and my wife too - HATES the beard - but I am stuck with it . . . . .

do you understand what I would look like if I shaved ?????

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or even......

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Santa Johnny Boy
12 hours ago, Drosselmeyer said:

 

I can appreciate that in studying my bearded-ness they used monkeys as a control group - that is probably reasonable.

 

:sc_rofl:  :sc_ph34r:

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Santa Johnny Boy
18 hours ago, Black River Santa said:

While I'll be a monkey's uncle...

Not so sure about this one - my wife hates the beard!

Hmmmm, she might like the extra prosperity you'll bring in around the holidays... :sc_hmm:

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Mervyn The Hired Hand

A curious study, considering there aren't many non-human primates in Western Australia, which is, well, out back where the privies used to be.

I think the researchers should be asking humans rather than monkeys about this. I stopped shaving as a teen because I was tired of cutting myself all the time.... Does the weather have anything to do with it?

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Santa-Charlie

Interesting concept!

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Santa Tragen

Shaved mine off once ! Wife said put it back: before it grew back I caught a cold.  NEVER MORE !!

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High Country Santa Mike

Accidentally shaved off my then brown beard when I was dating my wife 32 years ago.  She saw my chinless face and demanded I grow it back.  I have had a goatee or beard since then.  I will say my wife is okay with a short beard but is not a big fan of my long Santa beard (though she does like the income that it helps bring at Christmas...and she loves it when kids "recognize" me as Santa too.)

I initially grew my beard to hide the aforementioned undefined chin face and resulting double chin that came from my "jolliness."  It created a longer face for me and seemed to fit my personality.  Dominance over other men was not part of the plan.  Now shaping and creating a unique look, even now, is probably more for attention's sake, not dominance. 

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SantaJoe

And here I thought it was as simple as hiding the ugly. 

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Santa D

I think you we can put this study in the same bin as the "Beards are dirtier than a dog study".

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1 hour ago, SantaJoe said:

And here I thought it was as simple as hiding the ugly. 

                      Now Now - don't be a hater - after all - it's science and stuff . . . :sc_laugh:

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