When it comes to personal grooming and looking attractive, leg hair is yet another aesthetic thing that you can find yourself concerned with. Although leg hair is completely natural and found on every person in varying amounts, you’ve likely thought to yourself whether or not women like hairy legs.
Generally, leg hair on men doesn’t register as a like or dislike for women; it’s just something men have. Although some women prefer a very natural look or a very clean look, most women are much more interested in other aesthetic decisions and who you are as a person.
In this article, we will look at the different factors that affect whether a woman likes hairy legs, if it matters at all and what you should do.
Do Women Like Hairy Legs on a Man?
Most women will not be concerned about the length of your leg hair. While some really like or dislike hairy legs, the majority are going to see it as a non-factor, being more concerned with your personality, haircut and fashion sense.
Some women prefer clean-shaven legs, whereas some find hairy legs attractive. It all really comes down to personal preference. While a person may have a preference one way or another because leg hair is such an inconsequential thing, it’s rarely going to be a deal breaker.
Women who like clean-shaven legs would argue that it is more hygienic and makes a man look cleaner, well-groomed, and less like a caveman. Women who are into hairy men often point out that hairy legs show more masculinity and strength and they are more visually appealing than smooth legs.
However, at the end of the day, leg hair is a very minuscule thing. If you’ve found someone who finds leg hair a massive turn-off, you can either make the easy choice to get rid of it, or find someone who isn’t hung up on such an insignificant thing.
Factors Influencing Women’s Choice of Leg Hair
Although leg hair is a mostly irrelevant thing you may assume comes down to personal preference, there are actually several factors that influence whether a woman likes leg hair (or lack thereof) on a man.
Societal Norms and Expectations
One of the main factors influencing a woman’s preferences for body hair is societal expectations. In some Western cultures, men are expected to have more body hair than women, which is a sign of masculinity.
However, in some cultures, body hair on a man is frowned upon, which has led to the popularity of hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, and laser hair removal among men.
Where you live, and the cultural beliefs around your area will influence whether women there prefer hairy legs or not.
Another fact that influences whether or not women like hairy legs on a man is a personal preference. Women are individuals with their own preferences and tastes, which will influence whether they like hairy legs on men or not.
According to a survey conducted by Men’s Journal, out of those interviewed, 48% of them liked men with hair left untouched, whereas 22% of them preferred men without hair, and 30% liked men who have leg hair but trim it down.
Ultimately, the most important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. Whether you choose to keep or remove your body hair, it’s up to you to decide what makes you feel most attractive and confident.
Media can also have a big impact on what people find attractive. Lately, more and more media has shown men with hairless legs as the ideal look. Famous guys and models are often pictured in ads without leg hair, and as a result, many women now like the idea of guys with smooth legs instead of hairy ones.
Should You Shave or Grow Your Leg Hair?
You should shave your leg hair if you dislike the look of your leg hair or if your partner has expressed a deep dislike for it and you’re willing to maintain a shorter length. While more often than not, most people don’t have strong feelings about leg hair, remember that it grows back quickly, so no decision is final.
Whether you decide to shave or grow your leg hair is up to you and depends on your personal preference. At the end of the day, what is more, important to women is how you feel about yourself and how you present yourself to the world.
The more confident you are in your appearance, the better it will be for you and those around you.