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Could You Like a Guy With a Beard?

Do You Think Beards Are Hot?

I used to hate bearded men. I thought it made them look like scratchy-faced degenerates who probably didn't know how to do their own laundry. But then Mr. Bella sheepishly expressed his desire for a beard of his own. I tried not to panic, telling myself that if I just ignored it, the scruffiness would eventually make him miserable and he'd go back to being the baby-faced charmer I fell in love with.

But no. He really loves his beard, and now I do, too. I think my affection for it started after it grew out and got soft; it stopped needling me every time I kissed him on the cheek, and I realized that he looked like a cute lumberjack, or maybe an old-timey sea captain, both of which are endearing. But here's my question for you: How do you feel about beards? Are they mostly for old men and lazy twentysomethings, or can they be sexy in their own right?

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GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Not a fan.
themagiccarrot themagiccarrot 7 years
i don't like long, scruffy beards and those hair 'spikes' (when beards are left unshaved after a few days), so generally i like looking a well-shaved men
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I agree, Girl Jen. "Epic lumberjack" is my new favorite description hahaha
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
zzleigh - I'm pretty sure that "epic lumberjack" is the most awesome thing I'll hear all day.
zzleigh zzleigh 7 years
Beards are awesome, hands down. My man can grow a wicked beard but he's a chef so it's frowned-upon, but when he does he looks like an epic lumberjack. I'm constantly begging him to let his scruff grow out, even a little. When I see a guy out on the street with a sweet mustache or a big beard, I'll marvel if not compliment them.
sayimabird sayimabird 7 years
A little scruff is hot. But. It's only hot until it starts to scratch you up, and then you really miss the babyface. Right now he's growing the whole facial hair thing, and meh, I'm ok with it because I understand his need for change. So I let him have his fun with it until he grows bored and will likely shave it off.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
It depends on the beard and on the man. It takes a special kind of man to rock a full beard or a mustache, but when it happens, it's hot. Goatees usually look good. Chops can look really good or really silly, depending on whose face they're on. The one thing I can't stand is that "haven't shaved in a few days" patchy fuzzy face look.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
It depends on the guy and if it has a nice shape. Brad Pitts is the pits, looks messy and not sexy at all. Once it grows out and is soft, they are nice to the touch.
weffie weffie 7 years
I think a bit of scruff can be sexy, but full beards really depend on the guy. They can either be super hot (Jon Hamm), super dirty (Joaquin/Brad) or super child-toucher creepy (Adrian Grenier).
amandachalynn amandachalynn 7 years
I love facial hair! I'm into the macho, lumberjack type of man though.
J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 7 years
I was watching Melrose Place last night. After Heather Locklear kissed that dude with the beard, I turned to my guy and said "I'm so glad you don't have a beard."
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Nope. I like a smooth cheek. I've never dug on the bearded look.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
Beards are the best. As simplystella said, some men look better with a beard, but some look better clean shaven (usually because they can't grow an impressive beard) hehe.
simplystella simplystella 7 years
Not a fan. Some men look better with a beard, tho.
brandysbug brandysbug 7 years
I never thought I was attracted to guys with beards. Buuut, my hubby has a well-managed one. Actually, most of the guys I've dated have had some type of facial hair. So, apparently, I'm attracted to them. Only certain types though - not weirdly shaped or overly-long ones. I'm not saying I wouldn't prefer my husband to shave his off - I love his smooth baby face - but I can live with the beard and it maybe even has a certain "rugged" appeal.
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