A recent study by Dr. Frank Muscarella at Barry University in Florida found that women think bald men have it going on over men with a head of hair, not only in looks but in perceived intelligence and other qualities. The Rock sure looks like a rock solid case to back this finding up!
Earlier studies concur with Dr. Muscarella's results that completely bald men are seen as more attractive and stronger, while those with balding patterns who still have some hair often appear as less attractive and weaker. So men with bald spots may just want to get out the razors and literally get a head start, right?
Study participants were shown sets of two photos with each set consisting of the same man. In one photo the man had hair and in the other he didn't. The participants were asked to rate their impressions on both photos for how attractive, intelligent, honest, powerful etc. the men appeared to them. The results showed that women gave top score to the photos in which the men were completely bald.
Apparently, Dr. Muscarella's study only dealt with what women found as attractive qualities in bald men. It would be interesting to see how gay men rate how attractive, aggressive, honest and successful they feel bald men versus men with hair are. It seems a lot of what's written on social media about the subject is that gay men don't find bald men as more attractive, so finding out what science actually says on this topic would be helpful.
Vin Diesel certainly seems to fit the strong, sexy, successful qualities women from the studies were shown to have attributed to bald men. So, it's the tough, confident bald guy with a strong body who is most desired by the ladies. Who knew? (We did.)
The bald men study included the category of social maturity with qualities like being "honest,intelligent and dominant" that added up to overall sexiness to women. Bald men were perceived has having more of these qualities than men with hair.
Bruce Willis has built an incredibly successful Hollywood career showcasing sexy bald dominance in his characters for decades. We love how his characters display that dominance, often adding a little humor, to overtake his adversaries.
A somewhat surprising sign of the times is when the 2017 Superbowl ended and the commercial often talked about as being the most memorable was the one featuring a sexy Mr. Clean animated character. He was cleaning the house and mopping floors and dancing a little in his skintight outfit while an admiring real-life woman watched him adoringly. The ad, which got men and women alike laughing, can be seen here.