Lots of us worry about whether women like bald men when we start to lose our hair. Whether we’re knee-deep in Tinder matches or already struggling to get a date, it’s natural to worry how baldness will affect our love lives.
So what do women think of bald men? Well, generalizing doesn’t help. Women have different tastes and some will run a mile if they get hit on by a bald guy. It’s one of the disadvantages of shaving your head, I guess.
On the other hand, some women are more attracted to bald men – and for some it’s practically a fetish!
Do women find bald men attractive?
While everyone has their own ‘type’, the good news for baldies is that there is lots of evidence that women find bald men attractive. Interestingly, the majority of women seem to think bald guys are also more masculine than those with hair.
This may be due to a misconception about why men go bald. One common theory is that baldness is caused by higher levels of testosterone, which leads to them building muscle easier and even being better in bed.
In fact, Male Pattern Baldness is caused by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase which converts 10% of the body’s testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, an androgen that causes damage to hair follicles. Testosterone, which is involved in muscle growth, is involved in the early stages of the process but isn’t actually responsible for hair loss.
Can bald guys be attractive?
Only a small minority of women find baldness a complete turn-off. General attractiveness is about more than just hair vs. no hair, and bald men can focus on things like skin tone, physique and dressing well to be more physically attractive.
In terms of making your head itself more attractive, there are things you can do to maintain a more even skin tone on a bald head. These include cleaning with shampoo, exfoliating, wet shaving, and moisturizing. A good tan for your bald head is also key, but avoid sun damage by using sunscreen.
Of course, a good dress sense always helps. Whatever you look like, you can dress to impress, or you can ruin your look with baggy sweaters and dad jeans. Make sure you keep up with the latest fashion for bald men.
Refreshingly, the number one way for a bald man to be more attractive doesn’t relate to physical features at all. A 2022 survey by Skull Shaver found that 46% of women advised men to be more confident in themselves in order to appear more attractive.
Read more: How to make a bald head shine
A man who is brave enough to lose what’s left of his hair should then carry himself with the confidence of someone who doesn’t need hair at all. If you present yourself in a confident manner, other people will see that you’re hot stuff even without hair:
When it comes to improving your looks, the beard seems to be the bald man’s best friend. Plenty of bald celebrities are rocking the beard, and facial hair came out as the top physical trait that makes bald men more attractive to the women surveyed.
Hitting the gym also helps. Something about a bald head combined with a skinny frame makes a man look really unhealthy, while being overweight only adds to the impression you don’t take care of yourself. Rocking a bald head with a strong chest and arms combo just looks better.
For a full list of all the ways to rock a bald head, head over to this article about how to look good bald.
Is being bald more attractive?
The evidence shows that, for a lot of women, baldness is not only more physically attractive but it also makes men more masculine, trustworthy, and confident. Not every woman has the same taste in men, but there are plenty who claim to prefer a baldie.
Many women say confidence is the most attractive quality in a man, and Skull Shaver’s research mentions confidence as a specific advantage for bald men. Having the confidence to shave off your hair is sexy, clinging onto the final strands for too long absolutely is not.
Not all women have a thing for bald guys of course, some have no preference at all. Some even have a phobia of bald people, so they’re probably not the future wife for you.
Otherwise, hitting the gym is a good way to get an advantage here. All else being equal, most women will go for the bald guy with the big shoulders to lean on over the skinny guy with the flowing locks.
Does baldness affect dating?
Baldness shouldn’t affect dating in most cases, as it’s rarely a dealbreaker. There are plenty of reasons bald men are actually more attractive and in most cases, bald men have no trouble at all with dating or their sex lives.
Of course, there are some women who do find baldness inherently unattractive. Dancer Ola Jordan once said “According to science, bald men are more attractive because being hairless makes them look more masculine. But for me, a full mop of hair is what makes a real man.”
But don’t worry guys. For every Ola who finds a lack of hair to be a dealbreaker, there are plenty more who are specifically (and sometimes exclusively) drawn to bald men.
At 6:15 this morning I realized I have a thing for bald guys— liz (@lizntaylor) April 5, 2019
One survey found that 97% of women claimed that minor hair loss had no effect on their willingness to date a man, while over three-quarters would be more than happy to date a man with ‘severe’ hair loss.
Do bald people get girlfriends?
Bald people get girlfriends, but it can be more difficult for a bald guy than someone with hair who is similarly attractive. This is because there are people who will completely rule out dating a bald guy. Thankfully, there are also women who prefer a boyfriend with no hair!
Personally, I’ve met women who found baldness unattractive, but thankfully there was one in particular who quite liked it.
My wife doesn’t necessarily prefer bald men. However, after seeing pictures of me with hair when I was younger she definitely prefers me with a shaved head!
Can bald guys be models?
While there are bald models out there, the fashion industry generally likes to stick to a generic look so as not to distract from the clothes. This makes it harder for bald men to break through, but it’s not impossible and there are some successful bald models.
Tyson Beckford is possibly the best known, famous for being the face of Ralph Lauren and the host of Make Me A Supermodel. Beckford shaved his hair rather than being naturally bald, but his lack of hair certainly never held him back.
Is Bald Ugly?
Like every other physical characteristic, baldness is attractive to some people and not attractive to others. Some people will say that bald is ugly and completely rule out dating a bald person, while others find bald guys more attractive than men with hair.
The question of whether bald people look attractive is way too general. As the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
My personal experience is that fewer women will consider dating a bald man. There are women who seem to be specifically attracted to bald guys, and some who genuinely don’t have a preference.
What does Reddit say?
“My partner lost his hair so shaved it , combined with his lovely beard honest to god hes the hottest thing in the world! Embrace it!” (u/galactic_kidd)
“Hair or no hair, it is demeanor and smile and eyes that I usually find attractive :)” (u/rosesnrubies)
“I LOVE bald men, especially if they have big bushy beards. Don’t do anything differently – bald men are sexy in and of themselves.” (u/searedscallops)
“Bald is a good look on lots of men. Awkward comb-overs aren’t a good look on anyone. Embrace what you’ve got (or haven’t) and make it work for you.” (u/GingerLaJoie)
Do people care if you’re bald?
Lots of people are self-conscious about losing their hair, but the reality is that most people are too busy thinking about their own insecurities to care what you look like. Friends tease each other, but the truth is nobody cares about your hair half as much as you think.
Worrying about what other people think is a natural part of the process of losing your hair. The best way to deal with this is to accept it’s happening. If you can even learn to laugh at yourself, this is a fantastic way to build emotional resilience and feel more comfortable with your baldness.
By laughing off your hair loss as something that isn’t a big deal, you’re showing others that you’re confident in who you are. Not everyone gets there right away but the sooner you try this approach, the sooner you’ll realize that people are laughing with you, rather than at you.
People make jokes and tease each other all the time. Friends sometimes use physical appearance as a way to make fun without ever meaning to cause any emotional harm.
Nobody know whether you’re OK with discussing your baldness until you show them you’re cool talking about it, and even making jokes.
You might feel awkward about it, but they will too unless you show them it’s OK to talk about it. If you have the confidence to laugh at yourself, that’s something people will really respect about you.
Asking the question “do women like bald men?” is a generalization in itself. There are women who wouldn’t go near a man without a full head of hair, and there are others who find it a massive turn-on.
If you’re worried about baldness affecting your dating or sex life, the first thing to know is that some women find bald men unattractive. However, most women find balding men unattractive.
If you’re trying to cling on to your hair when it’s clearly thinning, you don’t need to reach for the shaver right away, but you do need to take action.
Hair transplants, hair systems, SMP, and shaving are all legitimate ways to deal with hair loss. If you’re thinking about the latter but you’re not sure whether to shave your head, this might help: What would I look like bald?
After that, it’s all about attitude. Having the confidence to face the world just as bald and sexy as you are is something the majority of women find attractive.
Hit the gym, make sure you get some sun on your newly bald dome, and dress well, and you won’t have any trouble finding a date.