Science may be responsible for a lot of good things, such as cures for terminal illnesses and experiments in space, but at this precise moment, it is guilty of inflating the egos of bald men across the world.
According to Business Insider, a 2012 study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania found that bald men are often seen as more successful and dominant than men with a full head of hair.
No doubt these results were influenced by the influx of hairless men in Hollywood convincingly playing indestructible muscle men. From Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the epitome of power, to Jason Statham and Vin Diesel, the car-crazed duo who are often mistaken for one another, to the gun-toting Bruce Willis – bald men really do kick ass and look good while doing it.
The study, which compiled information from 59 subjects, showed the participants photos of multiple men. The first photograph showed a man with hair, while the second showed the same man completely bald.
Most of those who participated found the man with no hair most attractive.
Before you proudly flaunt the results of this study to your hairy friends, it’s probably pertinent to mention that American scientist Albert E. Mannes, who carried out the study, is bald himself. Whilst we are sure this didn’t have any effect on the study’s conclusion, it is certainly a fact too important to ignore.