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Old 10-03-2022, 04:19 PM
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Some people have commented that they like my beard, although my wife has not been a fan.
If you have one, why do you have it?
My wife has grudgingly come to accept my beard. I get positive(looks great!) to negative(you look oooold!). It started with the lock-downs and I found my skin thanked me for not slicing it up on a daily basis.
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Old 10-04-2022, 05:58 AM
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My wife has grudgingly come to accept my beard. I get positive(looks great!) to negative(you look oooold!). It started with the lock-downs and I found my skin thanked me for not slicing it up on a daily basis.
That's my wife's response, too - that it makes me look older. However, that has its uses. I'm quite involved with acting and drama, and the beard, I think, gives me a certain look which I don't have without it. Some months ago, I played a southern states judge in the 1930s, and I looked much more a southern states judge with the beard than without it.

And yes, I feel the benefits to my skin, as well!
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Old 10-04-2022, 06:54 AM
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Frankly, I don't get the appeal of bushy beards. The way I see it, a large part of the population is cosplaying as vikings.

That being said, I keep my beard trimmed and shaped just like I landscape. I find that having some growth keeps gravity from having its way.
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Old 10-04-2022, 10:01 AM
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If I not sporting a full beard it goes down to a “Sam Elliot” mustache.
I like both, but not shaving everyday is a real plus!
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Old 10-04-2022, 11:15 AM
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I think I started growing a beard full time in my late 20s (almost 55 now). My GF/De Facto wife (10 years) objected (strenuously) the one time I tried shaving it off.

I like not having to deal with shaving, which always irritated my skin (particularly the neck). Makes getting ready in the morning quicker.

That, and after so many years, my face looks strange to me when I remove the beard.
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Old 10-04-2022, 12:56 PM
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I grow a beard every winter. I work out in the cold and it really helps. I shave it off as soon as I break a s sweat in the spring. It makes me look 10 years younger.
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Old 10-04-2022, 01:27 PM
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I find it curious how some guys here happily sustained facial hair during the years of strenuous snogging. For the gals, it must have been like trying to make out with a hairbrush!
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Old 10-04-2022, 06:06 PM
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If you have one, why do you have it?
Military for 8 years and then my civilian career required me to be clean shaven. After retirement in 2016 I said no more shaving until I feel like it... Still have the beard, and enjoy having it. I do trim up occasionally, when the wife gets tired of the wild look....
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Old 10-05-2022, 01:36 PM
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I find it curious how some guys here happily sustained facial hair during the years of strenuous snogging. For the gals, it must have been like trying to make out with a hairbrush!
"...strenuous snogging..."
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"...strenuous snogging..."
LOL

I had to look that one up! That's probably the most unappealing term I've ever heard in my life for such an enjoyable amorous activity...
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When I was in the Navy beards and moustaches were allowed. 1971, flight deck USS Independence. I'm the one in the middle.

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Man, that was a long time ago.
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Old 10-05-2022, 03:44 PM
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I had to look that one up! That's probably the most unappealing term I've ever heard in my life for such an enjoyable amorous activity...
Yes, it conjures an image of scrofulous youths devouring each other's faces on the back rows of cinemas or behind the bicycle sheds.

The grossness of the word is part of its appeal!
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Old 10-05-2022, 03:56 PM
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I don't have a beard because they are ugly and they itch. Anything as cool as beards are right now must be bad.
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Old 10-05-2022, 05:36 PM
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I guess it is a good thing I have kept my beard all these years because today I had my wife cut all my hair (on my head) off. Due to some medication I am taking, my hair is falling out and it started looking as if I walked out of the barber shop halfway through a hair cut. At least I still have some hair, just not on my head. I haven't decided if I should go for the Telly Savalas look with the tootsie roll pop sticking out of my mouth or the Buddhist monk look and wear a robe.

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Old 10-05-2022, 08:13 PM
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Mine's been going since 1970. I keep it trimmed and see it as part of who i am. My wife wonders what I'd look like without it but has refrained from asking for a demonstration.

But I have no mustache - they give me fever blisters. I spend seconds shaving each night but should I forget, no one notices.

think of the hours saved over the years, plus the cost of hot water, blades... Hey, I could buy a guitar with the savings.
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