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post #46 of 60
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Originally Posted by pvrhye View Post
I read about some kinda social science experiment a while back where they concluded that beards made you less attractive, but that you seemed kinder and more intelligent.

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Originally Posted by Metlin View Post
So basically, women will want your money but not your love? Sounds about right.

I remember some study/poll/bs about how women want immasculated, deodorized types except when they're in heat and want brutes to ravage them.
post #47 of 60
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Originally Posted by NoNothingGuy View Post
I believe those are names of people on the forum who have facial hair, no? I know that NYR (New York Ranger) has a sweet beard from time to time. I am a fan.
Grazie! I grow it out every fall, and try to hold off shaving until around now, but since I got pretty sick in November I trimmed it then. Will grow it out again next year. I keep it short when i keep the hair on top short, it looks silly if I don't. But I don't work in a very conservative field, and even within my school I'm known to be a bit eccentric.
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Originally Posted by westinghouse View Post
Beards trap food, smell bad, and cause pimples.
If you're a slob, don't wash, and are inundated with dirt they do.
post #48 of 60
My dad has a handlebar moustache and two sleeves of tattoos and he owns a company.
post #49 of 60
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
My dad has a handlebar moustache and two sleeves of tattoos and he owns a company.

does he own a motorcycle company or is he in the brand marketing field?

handlebars are awesome my stache cant do it
post #50 of 60
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post
handlebars are awesome my stache cant do it

Don't worry, it gets easier once puberty hits.
post #51 of 60
If you have the discipline and courage and sheer manliness to pull off a handlebar, then you have my undying respect.
post #52 of 60
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Originally Posted by pvrhye View Post
Keep it neat and I don't see a problem. Mine puts a few years on me which gives me the leg up here in Korea (I figure anyway).

I think that is it basically. Keep it neat and all will be fine but not for all take note.
post #53 of 60
I'm 55, a CEO, and have had a full beard since I was 17. About thirty years ago, my graduate school's placement officer told me I would never get a job with a beard and insisted I shave it off. My take was simple: any company that didn't want me with a beard wasn't any company I was interested in being a part of. Every interview made me an offer. Regarding women: my wife loves it and insists I keep it. Interestingly, she has three sisters, two of whom's husbands have beards (both are professionals--Ph.D. astrophysics research project manager associated with NASA and another Ph.
D. executive level manager in the federal government's intelligence services now retired and working for a beltway bandit). While there are people who are biased against beards, there are people who are biased towards them. Frankly, the world has changed. Three decades ago beards weren't nearly as well accepted as they are today. But, my experience has been that, if you've got the skills, you can keep the beard.
post #54 of 60
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Originally Posted by Roger Everett View Post
It might be added that some people think having a beard is less touble Well :- you can shave every day in 5 min. -- OR -- shave neck and cheeks in 5 mn. every 2 days then spend half hour or more once a week trimming ( generally more )

Roger

That seems like a lot of work to me.
post #55 of 60
I've worn a beard, or at the very least a heavy moustache, since I was in my teens, and have always come across haters. Granted I don't work in a corporate environment, but I've always found it nonsensical for companies to enforce a clean shaven face. I shave the neck and cheeks, and trim/shape it with scissors, and I look far neater with it than without. As for it being dirty and causing pimples - I think the problem there is a general lack of hygiene, would be a problem regardless of the facial hair situation. My beard has worked as a great social barometer for me too - anyone who has the pathological hatred of beards, and it usually does seem like some sort of a phobia the way some people react to them, usually is someone I want to avoid. Before I was married I quickly realised that any girl that didn't like beards was going to be a bit of a dud anyway, so no loss there. Just my opinion, but it's also my face. desu
post #56 of 60
I believe this is the look you are seeking
post #57 of 60
I've had a beard or goatee for virtually my entire adult life, and have never come across anyone who has a problem with it. In fact I get many comments about how professorial I look, or how manly I look - depending on how long it is at the time.
post #58 of 60
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Originally Posted by ethandesu View Post
I've worn a beard, or at the very least a heavy moustache, since I was in my teens, and have always come across haters. Granted I don't work in a corporate environment, but I've always found it nonsensical for companies to enforce a clean shaven face. I shave the neck and cheeks, and trim/shape it with scissors, and I look far neater with it than without. As for it being dirty and causing pimples - I think the problem there is a general lack of hygiene, would be a problem regardless of the facial hair situation.
My beard has worked as a great social barometer for me too - anyone who has the pathological hatred of beards, and it usually does seem like some sort of a phobia the way some people react to them, usually is someone I want to avoid. Before I was married I quickly realised that any girl that didn't like beards was going to be a bit of a dud anyway, so no loss there. Just my opinion, but it's also my face.

desu
From memory Peter the Great had pogonophobia. And he was by all accounts a real arsehole.
post #59 of 60
Someone once said you can tell when Robin Williams was going to play a serious role he would have a beard,
post #60 of 60
I have had a beard on and off for the last 4 years. Currently I am wearing one. Like Ethan, I shave my neck and cheeks on a regular basis. I also clip the beard at least once per week.

My wife does not particularly like my beard but nevertheless tolerates it, especially when it is closely clipped. I am aware that there is some hostility to men with beards in general. They also tend to make you look older - not necessarily a good thing in my case, as I am fast approaching middle age! My 4 year old niece used to recoil in horror at the thought of receiving a kiss on the cheek from me!

I work in a corporate environment. Some of my colleagues have commented that my beard suits me. I suspect others don't like it. When I returned to Australia after living in London for a few years I shaved off the beard which I grew while on holidays, in case this in any way prejudiced my job prospects.

Just my two bobs worth.
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