“What is the point of a beard, evolutionarily speaking? Children, women, and a whole bunch of men manage just fine without one. But take a walk down some streets these days and you’ll be confronted with all sizes and shapes of groomed (and less groomed) facial hair — from designer stubble to waxed mustaches and hipster beards.” From Quartz: More single men means more men with beards. (So the two clean-shaven dudes in Brooklyn better get on it…)