Three-quarters of American men say they feel more confident with facial hair

One in five men would give up sex for a full year to get the perfect beard, according to new research.

A new survey of 2,000 Americans examined what they're most confident about and found three quarters of men said they feel more confident with facial hair as opposed to a bare face.

This confidence isn't without troubles, however.

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Honest Amish, the survey asked men to rank their facial hair happiness on a scale of one to 10 - with one being unhappy and 10 being very happy.

The average male respondent only ranked their happiness with their facial hair situation at a six out of 10; this may have to do with common facial hair gripes men reported.

Half of men surveyed with facial hair are bothered by certain parts growing faster than others as well as their facial hair taking too long to grow out in general (44 percent).

Other gripes included patchiness (42 percent) and uneven coloring (31 percent).

In order to get the perfect beard, some men are willing to go the extra mile.

Four in ten men would be willing to spend a night in jail and even give up coffee for a year.

Standing in line at the DMV for a full day came in right behind, at 38 percent, and even 18 percent of men would shave their head if it meant they could get the perfect beard.

Men were ten percent more likely than women to agree with the belief that facial hair makes a man more attractive, at 73 and 63 percent.

Support for facial hair is booming too - as three-quarters of the men and women studied said it has become more socially acceptable to rock a full beard.

That support isn't without concern, however, as six in 10 women worry that men may not be properly caring for their facial hair.

"Proper beard habits are as easy as any other grooming habits. It's just as important to maintain a clean beard, as it is to wash your hair or moisturize," said a spokesperson for Honest Amish. "When looked after properly though, half of women surveyed even said they would be more likely to accept a date from a bearded stranger than if he were clean shaven."

Over a quarter of women appeared to be willing to give anyone a shot, by neither agreeing nor disagreeing with this sentiment.

A shorter beard was deemed the most attractive style by women - at 35 percent.

This level of attraction may be due to the confidence boost men have when rocking a shorter beard - as 32 percent said this style makes them the most confident.

Other points of confidence for both men and women were their sense of humor (66 percent), kindness (65 percent) and intellect (64 percent).

This confidence shows as well, as these were also found to be the most attractive qualities people look for in the opposite sex.

A sense of humor was the most attractive quality for 72 percent of respondents, with kindness at 69 percent and intellect at 64 percent.

"Confidence and attraction go hand-in-hand," said a spokesperson for Honest Amish. "No matter your facial hair preferences, feeling confident in yourself is what counts."