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Men with beards are ‘better boyfriends’!

Is it time to ditch the razors?

Sorry fuzz-free chaps, men with beards are better in relationships – according to a new study!

It asked 8,520 women to place men, with and without facial hair, on a scale of ‘relationship longevity’, to see which of them were perceived as long-term relationship material.

The experiment was carried out to determine how women rate men’s facial attractiveness.

And it resulted in beardy guys being the most popular!

So maybe that’s why the Duchess of Sussex always gazes so lovingly at Prince Harry…

Prince Harry and Meghan
Hazza rocks the look rather well (Credit: Ian Vogler-Pool/Getty)

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The research paper, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, states: “Results showed a significant interaction between beardedness and masculinity on attractiveness ratings.

“Our findings suggest that beardedness may be attractive when judging long-term relationships as a signal of intra-sexual formidability and the potential to provide direct benefits to females.”

It’s also got us thinking about the hairy bunch on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Fans have been swooning over stubbly DIY SOS host Nick Knowles since he’s been in the jungle…

Nick Knowles in the jungle
Nick and his facial hair have been a hit (Credit: ITV)

While some viewers have admitted they have the hots for 69-year-old TV presenter, and proud beard owner, Noel Edmonds!

Noel Edmonds on I'm A Celebrity
Noel has also ditched the razor (Credit: ITV)

So, for any big beard fans out there, we’ll just leave this double whammy here…

Nick and Noel being beardy together
These two have been steaming up the screen! (Credit: ITV)

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This may also be a good time to remind all the fellas out there that it’s Movember!

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