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.