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Beard or no beard

I just shaved my beard for the first time in years. Grow it back or keep clean?

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Totally team beard.

CeliaAnne Level 6 July 6, 2018

Do whatever makes you happy! smile001.gif

Mea Level 7 July 6, 2018

Yes, we all want a partner who is happy with his or her own appearance. However, just for the sake of the conversation and question posed, if you took the same person -- same personality -- everything equal -- would you prefer to look at -- or would you be more attracted to one or other other?

@BlueWave, attraction for me is strongly based on someone's personality. I could care less if my partner did or did not have facial hair as long as they were happy.

Wurlitzer Level 8 July 6, 2018

I have a dear friend who covers a lot of their tunes on ukulele. Love it!

Love them, I’ve been a fan for years.

Rotflol.. thank you. That’s the most awesome thing I have seen in a time. Made my day!


I let my beard do whatever it wants...


Beards are sexy!!!


I think you can guess where I stand.


Beard, for sure!!!


I recently got rid of mine and have since been reminded of what a drag shaving is.

Hermit Level 7 July 6, 2018

I know. I just hate the chore.


I shaved my goatee & mustache once. My two girls, early teens, had never seen me without facial hair. They were horrified, and demanded I grow it back. I didn't realize I was that ugly. I grew it back. LOL


I prefer a clean shaved face. smile001.gif

Betty Level 7 July 6, 2018

I like a beard on a man, and neatly groomed is my preference. But then again, it is summer here in Oregon, and beards might be too warm!

Rustee Level 7 July 6, 2018

A neatly trimmed beard is a thing of beauty!

Debby Level 2 July 6, 2018

I'm always amazed at how young a man looks after he shaves that mop off of his face. Why would anyone want to look older? No beard, all the way!

AzVixen52 Level 7 July 6, 2018

Women naturally selected us to have facial hair...

@maturin1919 Not this woman


You'll rock it in any case, but if I was to pick, I would say Beard all the way (massive facial hair fan here).

GythaOgg Level 4 July 6, 2018

Dragging razor blades across my face never appealed to me… I’m far more comfortable in my beard ... but you do you smile001.gif ... that said, If you have a beard and can’t change a tire, shave! ... ok, stole that from a meme... follow your chismile001.gif


My preference is always a clean face

HeraTera Level 7 July 6, 2018

My words too. I don't enjoy kissing a hairy face. Beards get dirty, musty smelling from food and smoke. It's nauseating to smell while kissing. I've had both and prefer a clean face any day.


You look great both ways! I’d say you do look younger without it though. Do whatever you are most comfortable with.


The problem is how much a beard can age you. I'm backwards and forwards between both and I usually get rid when too many people say how old I look. When the youthful comments wear off after a week or two I start growing one again haha!

Salo Level 7 July 6, 2018

I like the beard.

I like YOU.

@jlynn37 Try not to.

@Donotbelieve What harm is there in just liking someone?

@jlynn37 Fine, do as you like. You were warned.
I'm not very likeable and I'm uncomfortable with people who openly like me.

@Donotbelieve Your opinion of yourself is noted and and has no bearing on me? I still like you.

@jlynn37 I never gave you my opinion of myself.

@Donotbelieve "I'm not very likeable and I'm uncomfortable with people who openly like me." What is this?

@Donotbelieve Forgive me for trying to be complimentary and I will end this dialogue.

@jlynn37 I think too highly of myself and not very highly of many people.
That is a grouchy defense mechanism. I am unlikeable on purpose. Blah. Blah. Blah.

Unless I like a person.

I am honest.

Also, I don't warm to people who speak to me in overtly sexual ways...achem.


Personally...I just think men with full beards always look homeless.
A little scruff shadow is ok... and/or a well manicured mustache.

@Morganfreeman No, no they aren't.


personal choice


I'm in the minority. I voted no beard. A short, nicely groomed beard, mustache, etc. is perfectly okay to me.

Grizzly Adams style (while I thought he was sexy as hell when I was young), just isn't for me.

You may wash it every single day, but to ME, it makes one look unkempt.

BlueWave Level 8 July 6, 2018

I agree, you look younger without it.

However, even with it, you don't look old.

What about in between? A shorter or more trimmed/defined beard taking up less of your face?

BlueWave Level 8 July 6, 2018

I prefer facial hair on a man. I do think you have a face that can go either way, though.



I would probably suggest "no beard" but I'm not the one who would have to shave your face.

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