If you want a wife, you should grow a big beard, according to science

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If you want a wife, you should grow a big beard, according to science

Woof woof! (Picture Getty)

Growing a beard isn’t just a good way to tell the world about your passion for craft beer and cold-pressed single-estate coffee, it turns out.

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The things attract wives, according to science.

Specifically, having a beard may make you more of an attractive prospect for a long-term relationship, according to researchers from the University of Queensland.

The researchers photographed men clean-shaven, with stubble and with beards – then asked women to rate images on attractiveness for long-term and short-term relationships, according to Ozy.

Beards rated highly for long-term relationships.

Closeup portrait of smiling unrecognizable bearde man. He

Reader, I married him

The researchers write, in Journal of Evolutionary Biology, ‘Our findings suggest that beardedness may be attractive when judging long-term relationships as a signal of intrasexual formidability and the potential to provide direct benefits to females.’

You hear that? ‘Intrasexual formidability’, people! Woof! Woof!