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2012-10-11 09:27:02 AM  
Whatever. There's still nothing sadder than a guy who has shaved his chest.
 
2012-10-11 09:33:34 AM  
Hey, if the ladies aren't chasing you because you're hairy, come to the gay side of life. We have cookies.
 
2012-10-11 09:55:43 AM  

Cythraul: Hey, if the ladies aren't chasing you because you're hairy, come to the gay side of life. We have cookies.


not the cookies straight guys are interested in.
 
2012-10-11 09:58:35 AM  

ManateeGag: Cythraul: Hey, if the ladies aren't chasing you because you're hairy, come to the gay side of life. We have cookies.

not the cookies straight guys are interested in.


What-ever. Our cookies are just as delicious.
 
2012-10-11 11:34:23 AM  

Cythraul: ManateeGag: Cythraul: Hey, if the ladies aren't chasing you because you're hairy, come to the gay side of life. We have cookies.

not the cookies straight guys are interested in.

What-ever. Our cookies are just as delicious.


I don't believe you...
 
2012-10-11 11:44:36 AM  
Women don't fall for hairy men? The hell you say.

www.google.ca
 
2012-10-11 12:11:00 PM  
TFA doesn't specify, but I think we're mostly talking about chest (and back) hair. I've never met a lady or a gay man who preferred their men hairless to the point of waxing their legs, arms, pits, and shaving the face smooth.
 
2012-10-11 12:51:40 PM  

kid_icarus: TFA doesn't specify, but I think we're mostly talking about chest (and back) hair. I've never met a lady or a gay man who preferred their men hairless to the point of waxing their legs, arms, pits, and shaving the face smooth.


Oh god no. Please, no leg, arm, or pit shaving. A smooth chest, back, or face is fine. But I like me a hairy dude. Even back hair is no problem, as long as there's some consistency to it, and not just a back full of stray hairs.
 
2012-10-11 01:31:18 PM  
I always though hairiness was a sign of virility.
 
2012-10-11 01:46:27 PM  
Women love my chest hair.
 
2012-10-11 01:46:34 PM  

Cythraul: Hey, if the ladies aren't chasing you because you're hairy, come to the gay side of life. We have cookies.


I read the first part of your post in Red Green's voice and thought you were going to advocate for duct tape hair removal.
 
2012-10-11 01:50:09 PM  
I would have to imagine a lot has to do with whats portrayed in the media as sexy.. I'm 38 and I remember my mom loving Tom Selleck and my sister who's now 43 did as well. Girls in their early 20s don't like hair and I'm not sure if it's universal but my girlfriend and all of her friends hate hair on men's bodies. Of course their version of Tom Selleck are those people from Twilight..
 
2012-10-11 01:52:31 PM  
Nearly every woman I've ever dated has, at one point or another, threatened to dump me if I ever shaved any portion of my body. Keeping my beard trimmed was fine (and expected), but no going clean shaven on the face or anywhere else.
 
2012-10-11 01:54:13 PM  
Well the same way that dude like hairless females.. it makes you look younger.

/I'll be waiting for the police to arrest me now.
 
2012-10-11 01:54:24 PM  
Ladies don't like cleaning their bathroom after Bigfoot sheds all over it.

/yeti
//don't like cleaning my bathroom, either
 
2012-10-11 01:57:46 PM  
My wife has no problem with it.
 
2012-10-11 01:58:36 PM  
Women still like my hairness. And it was very popular in the 70s and 80s.

/Alas, so do gay bears now.
 
2012-10-11 02:04:09 PM  
So I shaved my balls for nothing!?.

/Just the balls
//The rest is still hairy
///It's like having natural assless chaps!
 
2012-10-11 02:05:17 PM  
In my experience, smooth and clean areas receive a lot more attention than randomly hairy ones do. Also, a lot of women apparently use hairiness levels as a method of gauging where to stop... umm... working?

Once I began to experience gals going further than they did when I was "natural," I never looked back. A couple of extra seconds in the shower every few days has paid truly massive dividends.
 
2012-10-11 02:07:13 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: In my experience, smooth and clean areas receive a lot more attention than randomly hairy ones do. Also, a lot of women apparently use hairiness levels as a method of gauging where to stop... umm... working?

Once I began to experience gals going further than they did when I was "natural," I never looked back. A couple of extra seconds in the shower every few days has paid truly massive dividends.


Well, bathing is a no brainer, really.
 
2012-10-11 02:09:51 PM  
My soon-to-be ex is 6'4", 300lbs, and hairy as hell. Back hair, chest and stomach.. you name it, there's hair. I was married to him for six years.

He also broke my face, and hit me in several different places (twice in the stomach, slapped me several times), broke my things, and once threw me into the china cabinet, breaking some glasses and making me black out from the pain.

Not saying that all hairy men are assholes, but I have personally had my fill of them. I personally wish I could put nice long strips of duct tape on his junk and rip it off.

Just for starters.
 
2012-10-11 02:10:53 PM  

Diogenes: I always though hairiness was a sign of virility.


IIRC, testosterone plays a large part in body hair growth and losing hair on top of the head. So yeah.

What's interesting is that the preference has changed somewhat, and a lot more ladies as well as gay men want men lacking in body hair. I think it's a cultural thing, in that we're taught aggression(also testosterone driven) from males is "bad".

It explains the two drives(conscious and sub-) at odds. Women never want a "bad" man but constantly fall for them.

Jumping to some conclusion that hairlessness desire is an evolutionary trait(of the whole), imo, is retarded.
 
2012-10-11 02:12:39 PM  
I wax my pubic hair into a stylish handlebar.

Twenty-three skidoo!
 
2012-10-11 02:14:53 PM  
Wait a minute. 20% equals "very few"? 20 out of a hundred, 200 out of a thousand, or to put it for the US only, approximately 30 million women out of 150 million equals very few?

Yeah, OK.
 
2012-10-11 02:16:15 PM  

hogans: I wax my pubic hair into a stylish handlebar.

Twenty-three skidoo!


When I'm nervous I twirl mine like Snidley Whiplash's mustache.
 
2012-10-11 02:17:26 PM  
Mine likes it just fine, which is all that really matters to me.
 
2012-10-11 02:17:33 PM  
Every once in a while you run into a dude with shaved legs. I assume they're swimmers...
 
2012-10-11 02:17:44 PM  
Especially if the hair is on their palms!
 
2012-10-11 02:19:41 PM  
And here I thought it was my crippling social awkwardness. BRB getting a razor.
 
2012-10-11 02:21:24 PM  
profile.ak.fbcdn.net

Only women shave below the neck.
 
2012-10-11 02:22:46 PM  

unyon: Women don't fall for hairy men? The hell you say.

[www.google.ca image 555x702]


Also disagree:

4.bp.blogspot.com 

sharkhug.com
 
2012-10-11 02:23:28 PM  
Depends on the guy.
Depends on the girl.

Depends on how much & where.
 
2012-10-11 02:24:51 PM  
If a woman wants me without body hair or back hair, then she can pay for me to get waxed... I'm not going to take a sharp piece of metal to areas I cannot see all that well or have difficulty reaching.

I'm not opposed to being hairless. But if this is a dealbreaker to her, her superficiality is a dealbreaker to me. I deserve better.
 
2012-10-11 02:27:46 PM  
...hairless men should be preferred, particularly in areas (or cultures) with high parasite threat...

Makes sense.
My ex was a parasite, and she didn't seem to mind my hairy ass.
 
2012-10-11 02:31:28 PM  
hairy men are great. that whole hairless chest is weird to me.
 
2012-10-11 02:32:24 PM  

cig-mkr: Especially if the hair is on their palms!


Thar's a werelwolf.
 
2012-10-11 02:38:05 PM  
"Prokop and his colleagues asked 161 Turkish and 183 Slovakian women to rate the attractiveness of men with hairy and hairless chests."

Turkish and Slovakian women? That's like letting the ewes judge the rams. Of all the world, they're the closest thing to Cousin Itt with breasts...

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-11 02:38:57 PM  
There seems to be a correlation, if a weak and fluid one, between hormone levels in straight women and their attraction to hirsute men. Specifically, pregnant women tend to be more attracted to clean-shaven men (possibly considering them more nurturing prospects), and ovulating women to hairy, more masculine-looking blokes (considering them more likely to produce healthy children). So the spread of Pill use might have something to do with this: women on the Pill have hormone proportions roughly approximating pregnancy, which disinclines them (however slightly) from going dewy over hairy guys except on that off-week.

In general, it appears that women tend to associate masculine faces (including facial hair) with more dominant partners and better breeding prospects, but worse parenting abilities; when pregnant, women tend to prefer wider eyes, thinner eyebrows, less hair, and more delicate features in general. But of course it varies by country, with the healthiest countries (Belgium, Sweden, Denmark...) preferring less masculine features and the unhealthiest countries (Mexico, Brazil, Bulgaria...) preferring the most macho blokes. At least along the roughly white spectrum of humankind-- studies have been pretty limited thus far.

But in very general, ovulating women prefer Aragorn, pregnant women (or women on the Pill) prefer Legolas.
 
2012-10-11 02:41:45 PM  
I'm as hairy as Burt Reynolds, maybe slightly more so.
 
2012-10-11 02:46:14 PM  
Yeah, I think the authors were over thinking things.

Hairiness is one way to trap heat after the advent of clothes. It's a downright disadvantage in equatorial climates. It's not sexual selection. Well, not entirely.
 
2012-10-11 02:53:43 PM  

spcMike: Women love my chest hair.


this, the only place I shave (more like trim) is Mr. Happy and his overnight bag.
 
2012-10-11 02:56:56 PM  

kid_icarus: Whatever. There's still nothing sadder than a guy who has shaved his chest.


I refuse to trim the manliness that is my chest hair. I've been asked to do it before and I never will.
 
2012-10-11 03:00:20 PM  
I am extremely hairy everywhere.

Luckily,I'm gay and it has worked to my advantage.
 
2012-10-11 03:02:25 PM  

MoronLessOff: kid_icarus: Whatever. There's still nothing sadder than a guy who has shaved his chest.

I refuse to trim the manliness that is my chest hair. I've been asked to do it before and I never will.


I knew a couple of guys in college who would do that just before a beach trip. I dunno...it always looked weird. You could tell that they were shaven and not truly smooth (kinda like a plucked chicken). Plus the hair would start resprouting almost immediately and they'd be covered in stubble and red pimples from ingrown hairs.
 
2012-10-11 03:04:31 PM  

jakesense: hairy men are great. that whole hairless chest is weird to me.


Not sure if "how you doin'".
 
2012-10-11 03:06:28 PM  
This has nothing to do with genetics or anything and everything to do with the perception the media has brain-washed people with. Hairy men = gross eewwww. I mean look at every dude on TV, the last hairy man to be on the big screen and tv was probably Pierce Brosnan.

TLDR; Blame the media for how women feel about hairy men.
 
2012-10-11 03:06:40 PM  

Anastacya: My soon-to-be ex is 6'4", 300lbs, and hairy as hell. Back hair, chest and stomach.. you name it, there's hair. I was married to him for six years.

He also broke my face, and hit me in several different places (twice in the stomach, slapped me several times), broke my things, and once threw me into the china cabinet, breaking some glasses and making me black out from the pain.

Not saying that all hairy men are assholes, but I have personally had my fill of them. I personally wish I could put nice long strips of duct tape on his junk and rip it off.

Just for starters.


Dear lord! So..."soon to be" couldn't be soon enough. Good luck to you!
 
2012-10-11 03:14:44 PM  

Anastacya: My soon-to-be ex is 6'4", 300lbs, and hairy as hell. Back hair, chest and stomach.. you name it, there's hair. I was married to him for six years.

He also broke my face, and hit me in several different places (twice in the stomach, slapped me several times), broke my things, and once threw me into the china cabinet, breaking some glasses and making me black out from the pain.

Not saying that all hairy men are assholes, but I have personally had my fill of them. I personally wish I could put nice long strips of duct tape on his junk and rip it off.

Just for starters.


I hope you had him arrested

/or murdered
 
2012-10-11 03:21:58 PM  

Rambino: unyon: Women don't fall for hairy men? The hell you say.

[www.google.ca image 555x702]

Also disagree:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 500x500] 

[sharkhug.com image 650x792]


I remember as a child women going bonkers over Sean Connery. It seemed to be about the hair.
 
2012-10-11 03:25:42 PM  

Anastacya: My soon-to-be ex is 6'4", 300lbs, and hairy as hell. Back hair, chest and stomach.. you name it, there's hair. I was married to him for six years.

He also broke my face, and hit me in several different places (twice in the stomach, slapped me several times), broke my things, and once threw me into the china cabinet, breaking some glasses and making me black out from the pain.

Not saying that all hairy men are assholes, but I have personally had my fill of them. I personally wish I could put nice long strips of duct tape on his junk and rip it off.

Just for starters.


TMI lady
 
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