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 grover14
Joined: 2/14/2014
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Well, I'm glad I am at the point that my appearance is not how fashion dictates or what is trendy. I've always had facial hair and I shave my head for a few,reasons, mainly I like how I look bald. I'm not a fan of the long beard trend, but to each his own. Everyone has different likes, as long as your well groomed and clean.
 CynthiaSM
Joined: 3/29/2014
Msg: 231
Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 11/19/2016 5:45:02 PM
Long-lived threads like this are interesting to me because I, and a man I dated for several years, posted on this thread in 2010 so I have the opportunity to consider whether my opinion has changed over the years.

I like facial hair that is soft and well-kept. Almost every man I've ever considered we were 'in a relationship' has had a beard and mustache. But I still don't think of facial hair in terms of making the man look older or younger. It's more that I like the added 'complexity' it gives to their faces. Sure, as we age there's more grey mixed in but I'm fine with that. For some reason even grey hair doesn't automatically make me think 'old'; maybe because I started going grey in my 20s.

One thing I noticed when comparing pics of my former fishie from 2010 and 2015 is that the specific pattern his beard has greyed makes him look like he's always frowning; which is unfortunate because he has (to me) such a kind face that is now hidden by the illusion.
 Ouija2025
Joined: 6/11/2014
Msg: 232
Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 11/19/2016 6:08:27 PM
Always? Were you born with a beard?
too many men have unkept ones
Or they need to fill them in like brows
Beard on Fleek Phil
 BlasphemousBombshell
Joined: 9/27/2016
Msg: 233
Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 11/19/2016 8:24:40 PM
Facial hair does make a man look older. So what?!?! Most primate females are hot for silverbacks with salt and pepper hair and a greying goatee. That crap screams "mature male in the troupe!". Fighting against aging is futile. It reeks of being unable to accept one's mortality, which is a pretty unenlightened position. We put way too much value on superficial shallow crap like youth and dont value wisdom or experience. What a backwards culture.
 BlackLady1953
Joined: 5/27/2011
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Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 11/21/2016 2:55:34 AM
Most men don't practice good "beard hygiene."
 cooldog65
Joined: 6/27/2011
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Posted: 11/21/2016 4:07:18 AM
^^^^^ I'm so glad I'm not most men.

Ladies...Feel free to stroke and caress my facial hair!
 Strider324
Joined: 2/17/2016
Msg: 236
Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 11/21/2016 1:50:58 PM
Having had a mustache since 18, on my divorce at 55 I shaved it off. I can admit that I was pleased that a lot of people I knew remarked that I looked the proverbial "10 years younger" - so my vanity moved me to keep it off. But now at 62, I don't give a shyt about looking younger than I am, just as I expect women to look their age (Luv a woman with the confidence of her natural hair!). So now, I'm embracing my Celtic roots and have started growing my stache, goatee, and hair out. Druid cosplay, here I come.... ;-)
 Strider324
Joined: 2/17/2016
Msg: 237
Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 11/21/2016 1:54:24 PM
Oh, and speaking of hair - what is it with men and nose hair?? I have had many women make the point of thanking me for the fact that I groom my nose hair (braiding it seems so tedious).

Seriously, is this a common issue?
 BlasphemousBombshell
Joined: 9/27/2016
Msg: 238
Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 11/21/2016 2:20:21 PM
Older men having ungodly nose and ear hair IS actually a rather common issue. Its really such an easy thing to get rid of, I don't understand why men don't clean that up more.
 purplerider1200
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Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 11/21/2016 4:29:49 PM
I'd say so. I sported a mustache for many years. Now, at age nineteen, looking older so that I could walk into any bar and drink without question was a good reason to have one. But at age forty, I wasn't thrilled about the grey ones invading, so I got rid of it.

No, nose and ear fur isn't at all. Snipping my ear hairs sounds a lot like cutting wire. And removing the nose hair makes me sneeze. But I do both.
 Damilovely
Joined: 12/23/2014
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Posted: 11/30/2016 4:30:07 AM
Well kept facial hair can make a man look distinguished.
Clean shaven usually makes a man look younger but distinguished appeals to me more than youth. Perhaps over 50s will benefit from less facial hair and in turn look more youthful.
 cooldog65
Joined: 6/27/2011
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Posted: 12/1/2016 10:52:59 AM
This distinguished gentleman is swooning for the lovely lass above me...
 Ouija2025
Joined: 6/11/2014
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Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 12/1/2016 11:36:08 AM
I was going to say when she posted you'd be delighted :)
make your move
 cooldog65
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Posted: 12/1/2016 12:05:06 PM
^^^^^ She's in the UK...

I could imagine the sexy English accent...
 Ouija2025
Joined: 6/11/2014
Msg: 244
Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 12/1/2016 12:32:23 PM
there are these metal thingies fly in the sky.
Shall I get the cold water bucket now?
Love an English accent
 dallasdoer
Joined: 2/9/2009
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Posted: 12/26/2016 2:03:08 PM
To answer the original question it depends on the guy and the girl
lots of gals want no facial hair
if a guy has a turkey neck, then a goatee mike make him look younger, assuming it was not grey
but then he could die it, just like women die theirs.
Generally, I think women who want to kiss [which means most all ladies, other than of the night]
do not want bushman to do it with
BTW if she is old with a turkey neck, her alternative is plastic surgery
 LetitiaLeGrande
Joined: 3/22/2015
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Posted: 12/26/2016 3:25:44 PM
some say a man with stubble or growth on his face is not having a sex life. Beards and moustaches often hide an unattractive mouth
or a weak chin, but I rather like them, on some men.
 LincsAndy
Joined: 1/14/2017
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Posted: 1/28/2017 4:51:19 AM
Facial stubble makes me look younger OR older, depending on whether my head is shaved, which it usually is. That's now... when I was overweight, facial hair *always* made me look older.
 Cowgirlwannabe1
Joined: 8/21/2015
Msg: 248
Facial hair on men over 45 - make them look older or younger - why?
Posted: 1/28/2017 12:56:31 PM
I think it's sexy as hell

up to a certain length

when it gets Rip Van Wrinkle/ZZ top size? not so much
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