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 nelsoncruz21
Joined: 7/11/2013
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what do you prefer for a guy?

I have seen some men are growing out beards because they think it will help them with their chances (which is pathetic i feel)

i think clean shaven is more professional though and makes you look more classy

what do you ladies prefer?
 kj521
Joined: 9/20/2015
Msg: 2
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/26/2016 6:25:28 AM
I prefer what looks good on the individual man...not what is trendy. :)
 TrvstInKarma
Joined: 9/1/2015
Msg: 3
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/26/2016 6:39:01 AM
I personally HATE beards - at most a little shadow/stubble, but clean shaven rules. I want to see a man's face, his bone structure, his cheek bones. If he has to hide behind a beard, it makes me wonder if he's trying to conceal a double chin, bad skin, or something. A beard is the equivalent of baggy clothing to me. Not flattering.
 frickin_a
Joined: 4/20/2016
Msg: 4
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/26/2016 8:12:49 AM
I love a man with a beard. Depends on the guy tho, Daniel Craig better unshaven, Conner McGregor better with a beard, Bradley Cooper looks better with the 5 o'clock. I love a rugged look. When it becomes hipstery is when I draw the line. What's wrong with a guy growing a beard to attract women?
 LJane_6
Joined: 6/10/2015
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clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/26/2016 1:14:18 PM
Beard. But I like the full, lumberjack type of beard or a trimmed one, not a goatee or otherwise weirdly shaven. Although some guys do look better without facial hair. And, if the beard is sparse or patchy, they shouldn't grow one.
 wineaboutit
Joined: 2/18/2016
Msg: 6
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/26/2016 2:18:44 PM
I prefer clean shaven. I keep dating men with goatees or a moustache no idea why. I am not a beard fan.
 norwegianguy456
Joined: 6/11/2015
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clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/26/2016 10:11:37 PM
If you hang out at a microbrewery or hipster places, more gals will tend to like beards to one degree or another. You hang out at a golf club with guys wearing shirts around tied around the neck, well, clean-shaven is going to be a big one there.

I prefer what looks good on the individual man...not what is trendy. :)

... if your environment isn't of a certain trend/motif/type, this is pretty much what to expect. Depends what looks good on him.

You could do a Hot or Not experiment and get the same (good) picture of yourself cleanly shaven. Then use a computer program to give yourself stubble (or grow it quick), then a couple types of facial hair setups and beards... then make an account for each type -- and see what your score ends up being. :)
 south_city
Joined: 10/12/2013
Msg: 8
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/28/2016 7:12:25 AM
You can grow a beard and then shave it. Put pictures of yourself with and without a beard and see if that makes a difference in the amount of emails you get.
 LetitiaLeGrande
Joined: 3/22/2015
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clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/28/2016 5:00:04 PM
On some men beards look great, but not if they are hiding a weak chin for instance. The stubble or five o'clock shadow that some guys sport is a real turn off. I agree the patchy beard is better shaved off. Either clean shaven or a full lustrous beard is best IMO.
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 10
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/28/2016 5:54:12 PM
nelsoncruz21- Clean shaven is my preference, but a beard is not a deal breaker.
The only way it's a turn off is if it's not groomed or patchy.
I will say, without exception, when I have seen men without a beard and then with a beard, they look 5-10 years older with a beard.
 LAEPF
Joined: 3/18/2016
Msg: 11
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/28/2016 7:24:45 PM
Clean shaven with a hip haircut. Goatee is okay that is close cropped. 5 o'clock shadow is sexy but not every guy can pull it off or it looks like they are trying too hard. Bushy, unkempt beards are a huge turn off to me. Even worse are mustaches alone. I always think of Ron Jeremy when I see some guy with a bushy mustache. Those went out in the 80s (had a brief comeback in the early 2000s) as far as I know.
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 12
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/28/2016 8:30:59 PM
LAEPF- This made me laugh. (in a good way)^^^^
When my ex and I still spoke (long story why we don't and not worth telling) he came for a pick up and since I know him, I could tell he was upset about something, so I asked what it was.
He decided to grow a mustache after we split. no beard, just a mustache.
One of his co workers told him he looked like a 70's porn star. :0
The truth hurts. :D
 ThatGirlNamedAlli
Joined: 12/28/2013
Msg: 13
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/28/2016 9:11:56 PM
I like both. Some people suite one way or the other.
I had a friend come by a couple months ago who I haven't seen in years. He's always been clean shaven. He tells me before hand "just to warn you, I have a beard now.." ok? Anyway I meet him by the bus stop near me and oh my god, it looks so great. I told him so, and keep it.

Maybe living in vancouver, like seattle, where the hipster beard has taken over somewhat, you just get a fondness for it.
 LJane_6
Joined: 6/10/2015
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clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 4/29/2016 11:11:06 PM

On some men beards look great, but not if they are hiding a weak chin for instance.


Lol! I actually think it works well for hiding a weak chin. It makes their chin look bigger. If I were a guy I'd definitely take advantage of that option. I know some guys who have big chins to begin with, and they look terrible with beards.


Even worse are mustaches alone.


My ex had a mustache when we started dating. I thought it looked good on him. He looked even better with a full beard, but I definitely preferred the mustache over no facial hair. Some guys look kind of creepy with one, though. It just depends. I think it makes a difference how they dress. Hipster style clothing can look good with a mustache.
 glenn58john
Joined: 5/12/2016
Msg: 15
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 5/28/2016 7:32:40 AM
I let mine grow out until it starts to itch then I shave it off. Then repeat. I do this because I hate friggin shaving.
 ginghamgal
Joined: 2/13/2016
Msg: 16
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 5/28/2016 8:01:43 AM

Clean shaven is my preference, but a beard is not a deal breaker.


This. Depends on the man. I have seen some men that look better with beards. But IMO the majority of men look better clean shaven.
 eg0724
Joined: 4/19/2016
Msg: 17
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 5/29/2016 1:35:57 PM
I find men with beards very attractive. There are some men that look better without it though.
 moraima
Joined: 6/26/2005
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clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 5/29/2016 9:28:36 PM
How does anyone get past having dinner with someone with facial hair and watching them talk with food bits stuck to the hair, or soup dripping from it?

If you live in the Great White North, how do you get past the snot icicles hanging from the facial hair?

OMG!
 barechocolate
Joined: 4/21/2015
Msg: 19
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 5/30/2016 10:21:38 AM
both ...but beards, make certain men look more adult like, so i prefer beards
 Llookingformynextmistake
Joined: 5/29/2016
Msg: 20
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 6/19/2016 3:43:12 PM
I prefer a clean shaved face or a very tidy Van Dyke / Goatee. However, the guy I am currently seeing has a bald pate, beard to his belly button and lots of tattoo's. Very different from the typical date. I am getting to be a fan of the beard now.

Moramia, this guy is very fastidious about eating and will even cut up hot dogs so he doesn't wear his dinner. I have seen the guys that you mentioned in your post above... all I can say is ICK!

Le Pew
 IronHibiscus
Joined: 6/13/2016
Msg: 21
clean shaven or a beard?
Posted: 6/20/2016 8:56:42 AM
Like anything else....depends on what looks good on the man. Some men can pull off a beard very well. Some pull off clean shaven.....neither have to do with class.
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