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Why Women Like Bald Men

why women like bald guys

I’ve talked about how it’s possible to look good as a bald guy, but I haven’t talked about how baldness is inherently attractive. Yes, you heard me right.

Patrick Stewart (see left) is a typical example. He has presence and it’s enhanced by the fact that he’s bald. His look sends the message that he is mature and confident. When you look at him, your brain says: if you’re ever in a dicey situation, find a guy like this to be at your side.

But what if you are going bald young? Doesn’t this baldness as sexy mature thing only work if you are an older dude, like Patrick Stewart or Sean Connery?

No. It works if you are confident. Whether you are 20 and bald or 50 and bald, confidence is the key. I recently got into the show “Breaking Bad.” The premise of the show: an insecure and largely unhappy chemistry professor gets lung cancer and turns to selling drugs (that he produces himself) to pay the medical bills. There is of course a lot more to the show than that, but you get the basic idea. It’s terrifically written and the acting is brilliant.

The protagonist is played by Bryan Cranston and he deserves every award he’s won for his performance. Once he starts losing his hair from the chemotherapy for his lung cancer, he shaves his head bald. At first, he is still insecure.

But over the course of several episodes, we start to see his confidence rise. His newfound bravado is not because he shaved his head (although, the act of shaving his head does in fact seem to empower him). It’s mostly because he is taking control over his life. He is not exactly taking the best course of action for this as he is selling drugs and getting tied up in a major crime ring, but the short-term effect is a boost in confidence with his baldness actually serving as an asset.

He goes from the insecure bald guy dealing with chemotherapy to a confident and in-control bald guy like Patrick Stewart.

I’m not telling you to shave your head and sell drugs. I am telling you to shave your head and be confident. A bald head on a confident guy is attractive. It almost adds an extra layer of presence, maturity and trust. If you’re feeling vulnerable or insecure, building confidence needs to be your number one priority. For more on this, check out my downloadable guide for dealing with hair loss or consider joining the email list.

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If you want more reading on this topic – whether or not women like bald men – see the article: Do Women Like Bald Men?

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{ 9 comments… add one }

  • clinton October 29, 2011, 7:42 pm

    Because they are sexy.

  • s March 29, 2012, 11:51 am

    Dude, u look like a piece of shit :/ Im sorry for you but all these are just stories youre forcing yourself to believe in. It’s a psychological mechanism. The real deal is this – you are genetically challenged and WAY LESS attractive than you would’ve been given the same physique but WITH hair. Baldness is quite a repulsive genetic disease and SURE girls and women can deal with it. but never ever will you fool anyone that you’re as good genetically as the next guy with hair. You can be accepted, tolerated, even admired and loved but NEVER EVER EVER can you do ANYTHING about the fact that you’re a genetic trash. So if we’re talking about accepting baldness, fine… let’s accept it but not by lying to ourselves that it’s no big deal. It’s a huge deal, genetically it’s a TURN OFF! Never will be a good thing!

    • phil March 29, 2012, 2:27 pm

      ^ This is what happens when my traffic goes up.

      Hi, S. Take a deep breath. It’s going to be OK. A genetic deficiency sounds bad. It sounds like something that would shorten my lifespan or effect my quality of life. Baldness is neither of those things. My girlfriend likes me without hair. She’s not merely “dealing with it” as you say. And yes, there are people that love me. Admire, I’m not so sure.

      But I guess I’m still a piece of genetic trash. That sucks. I also don’t have 20/20 vision. I’m even more genetic trash than you originally thought!!! I’ve also got a pale complexion – this is real genetic trash!! I can’t get tan and I’m almost certainly going to get skin cancer. Thanks for putting me back in my place, S. I needed that ;)

  • that is too funny March 30, 2012, 4:14 am

    wow S, you mad bro? you do know that getting angry so easily is a genetic defect don’t you?

    nice post Phil

  • Cherie April 25, 2012, 1:29 pm

    I am not even sure how I came across this, or why I am even replying to this website, but what the hell right? lol My friends always say to me “Wow, you like the bald guys huh?” Yes, yes I do. So I decided to Google search “Why do I like bald men?” and somehow landed here! I’ve known my husband with and without hair and honestly I love his shaved head. He has a great head for it as do most men I’ve seen who are bald. I think guys with hair probably have mishapen skulls and it’s natures way of preventing the rest of us from having to look at them! I can’t put a finger on why I prefer men with bald heads. My dad has hair, so it isn’t a trying to choose a man like my dad kind of thing. Genetic defect or not…it’s hot on most guys.

    • phil April 25, 2012, 5:37 pm

      Hey Cherie,
      funny how you arrived here :) but all good just the same. It’s good to have a female voice on the site, especially an affirming one. When you tell most guys that there are actually women who prefer a guy to be bald, they are unlikely to believe you. So thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

  • dennis August 10, 2012, 2:06 pm

    I Myself started losing hair in my late teens, my dad was bald then my older brother and I was hoping it would miss me. I was very depressed at losing hair at such a young age when i was trying to attract the opposite sex (girls) it hurt my ego and confidence very much. i now just keep my hair very low and many girls find it attractive. you are right its alot to do with confidence and how you feel about yourself people can sense that from afar and thats really what makes a person real . well done phil

    • phil August 11, 2012, 5:41 am

      Hi Dennis,
      Thanks for your comment. Glad to hear that you are seeing things in much the same way. It’s true, people can really sense how you feel about yourself! Very well said.

  • mark October 19, 2013, 1:00 pm

    We should be glad S doesnt shave his head, he most likley would look like a VW beatle with the doors open. I have been told that only a few perfect head were made and the rest were covered with hair. S must have lost a girlfriend or wife to a bald guy, that has to be why is so up set. My wife loves my shaved head, I dont give a $%#@ what S thinks. He can stick his genetically challenged idea up his %&*!!!!!

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