Today, beards are still manly, but fewer and fewer women can handle them. Now about 33% of American Males have facial hair. About 55% of males worldwide have facial hair.
In a study of facial hair:
Women found full bearded men to be 2/3rds as attractive as clean-shaven men. But don’t lose hope! These same women, as well as men surveyed, found full-bearded men to also appear older, more respected, powerful, and of a higher-status.