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I Think Real Men Grow Beards

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    A Little Aussie Humor -

    By the Australian band - The Beardshttp://youtu.be/RmFnarFSj_UI thought it would fit well in this category, but is it true?
    UniquebutnotAlone UniquebutnotAlone 26-30, M Jan 27, 2012

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    Ive worn a gotee since high school,

    i keep it shorter, working in an industrial trade it can actually be dangerous to have a beard. I have been required to shave it a few times in order to work in certain facilities. Monday i will be returning to another one that requires being clean shaven ever day... Goodbye to...
    DynamiteMike DynamiteMike 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Never Know What To Do About Beards

    I was actually thinking of growing a beard, and I think that beards can look great. The problem is, I am not sure how much I can dedicate to the process. It takes really long. Then when I get tired of it, I shave it off and begin to miss it. That is the sad part, because I have...
    nimbusky nimbusky 22-25, M Feb 14, 2010

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    Can't Stay Away...

    I never really thought about beards until I started talking to this intellectual, witty gentleman on World of Warcraft (haha). I enjoyed his e-company for a while, and we soon after shared MySpaces. Just as I had hoped, he was ridiculously good looking and...
    descent descent 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    Guys Who Look Like Christ Are Sexy!

    It's kind of a funny thing to say considering I'm an atheist--but I'm very attracted to tall, dark, Jesus-looking men with long hair and serious beards. I'm all about tuggin' on beards. I'm glad I'm not the only lady who feels this way. Most women don't care for beards. It...
    Ticia Ticia 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    This year I've grown another beard,

    but I think I'll shave it off soon. The art of a clean shave is just as manly as the art of beard maintenance.
    zincthink zincthink 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 23

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    I'm in the military and beards are against

    regulations. But believe me, we all wish we could grow one. Civil War style... All the generals from back in the day, Grant, Lee, Longstreet, Thomas, Sherman and Jackson... Now those guys had bad *** beards. How the rules have changed...
    yossarian1944 yossarian1944 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I'm growing a man beard!

    !! Last summer my friends thought I couldn't grow facial hair and made fun of me. I tried to tell them it's cuz I'm blonde and you can't see it! I will return this summer with a full on man beard.cause I can grow a man beard!!!
    Justinnicholastimothyjones Justinnicholastimothyjones 18-21, M Mar 3

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    Beard

    I used to have a very long wild beard to go with my long hair. I looked like that as a form of self protection delivering mail on foot in the worst parts of Detroit. I still had guns pulled on me and stuff but it was far less than when I was clean shaved.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Sep 7, 2011

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    I'm A Real Man; I'm Growing A Beard

    I've had one most of my life - even when you figure in the time I was too young to grow one. LOLAs a college student, once I left the ROTC I started my beard. If I remember correctly, my first two wives wed me with the beard. I know the second one was shocked when I shaved it off...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 19 Responses May 2, 2011

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    Real Men Sport Facial Hair

    I think all men should have beards and mustaches. It makes them look more like men. A clean shaven man looks like a little boy to me no matter what his story. If a man can not grow a beard or mustache I won't even date him.
    llgmaryland llgmaryland 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    The Beard

    I grew my beard shortly after High school, then it was a winter time activity now I sport one full time due to a religious thing and I honestly hate shaving, I, if I shave have to do so twice a day, too much work a once aweek trim is alot easier to maintain plus my beard is like...
    photog1 photog1 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    Beard

    i think it sexy as long as he take care of it groom it my hubby had one love the feel
    lisaheavy2001 lisaheavy2001 51-55, F 3 Responses May 15, 2011

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    Scratching

    My girlfriend likes to scratch my beard. It feels so good. All the guys with women who want you to be shaven clean 24/7 are missing out.
    DrSampIe DrSampIe 26-30, M 1 Response May 16, 2011

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    There Are 2 Types Of People Who Don't Have Beards....

    ....Women and youth. I wear my beard as a badge of honor.
    TheGuRoo TheGuRoo 31-35 Aug 19, 2013

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    Love Me A Man With Facial Hair

    Some men can't really rock the full beard stuff. My father looks like a badass with the whole mustache and chin-beard deal. My oldest brother rocks the full beard but only with a mohawk. I totally think beard is a sign of manliness. Just like male lions with manes. My high school...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4, 2012

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    Top 9 Civil War Generals Who Rocked Their Beards

    It's long been my dream to create a list of Civil War generals who rocked their beards. But first, an admission: Had I found someone who fit the parameters of this contest and happened to rock the name "General Beard," he would have won. But, alas, the Beards did not...
    dudedrama dudedrama 36-40, M 47 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    Beards

    They are a symbol of maturity.Only men have beards.My dad has a beard.My future husband hopefully will have one.I used to scratch his beard when I was a kid. It just fascinated me. At one point I believed that I would grow one too (LOL)I automatically feel inclined to "mother...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2012

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    Beards Are The Law For Some And Fashionable For Others.........

    <---- A great man with a nice beard "You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard."  Not judaic law to have a beard, but laws in how to trim a beard.   <--------- Islamic beard style (one) A law from the prophet...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    I Keep Beard Just Because ...umm...i Like It?

    now let me tell you i keep two personas. one with my beard and other clean shaved . and i love both , say, equally! i dont keep those hanging beard like that guy in the exp logo but i wont shave for say 1 month sometimes and my beard grows like 1 month in 2 weeks time so in...
    anuragch11 anuragch11 18-21, M Apr 19, 2012

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    Full Beard

    started very shaving young hated it, at age 15 i started growing a beard i'm now 24 still have a full beard i will never shave it i keep it cut to about a 2 blade g-d gave men beards, why do men shave
    will8829 will8829 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    Not In The Cards

    I would love to be able to put on some facial hair from time to time.  I'm blonde and nordic, so whenever I've tried it, the hair is barely visible on some parts of my face, and doesn't grow at all on others.  My father could grow a full beard in a freakin' weekend...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 16, 2009

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    Ever Since I Was A Young Lad

    I'm 31 now. But as back as I recall I always wanted to rock a full beard. At the age of 13 most my friends were into video games and chasing girls me on other hand just wanted a beard. Finally the about 14 the good LORD blessed me whiskers that I nurtured into...
    staypuft staypuft 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Beard Me!

    If I was a guy, I definitely would grow a beard! I'm actually debating getting one now, but I'm sure the management at work will have something to say about it and how it doesn't follow the proper dress code for a woman. Oh well, what do they know?...I mean there not real men...
    Rougejigga Rougejigga 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    There's just something about a big,

    bushy beard that begs to be played with.
    Zombizee Zombizee 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    Guess What?

    I've had a beard or goatee for almost 40 years. :)
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 6 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    I love when a man has a beard.

    Any body hair for the most part. It's so erotic, and manly it's what I love most about being gay. The feel of a man who knows what he's doing with his beard when he's eating me out is beyond orgasmic! I'd chose a man with body hair and a full beard over Channing Tatum any day.
    aaaxxxaaa aaaxxxaaa 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 24

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    Just A Shadow

    I just love men with facial hair. Mostly just a really good well-kept shadow or trimmed very short. (I also like this with a crewcut.)Few Good Beards I Love:Chris Hemsworth ~ http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2364977920/nm1165110Jake Gyllenhaal ~ http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1056028672...
    Ghost218 Ghost218 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2012

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    Beards

    I've had a beard since I graduated high school. My GF loves it. Don't think I would ever get rid of it.
    Skycomb Skycomb 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    Beards <3

    I love facial hair. My boyfriend has a full red beard and it goes so well with his bright blue eyes <3
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F Mar 24, 2011

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    I love men with dark facial hair

    and beards kept nice and short
    Dotty73 Dotty73 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    Recently Shaved

    For most of my adult life I have been clean shaven, but of course there have been times when I let my beard grow out. This year I decided to give up shaving for Lent, so from late February through early April I went au natural. The first week is always the hardest, since it is...
    zincthink zincthink 31-35, M Apr 27, 2012

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    I Want Fur On My Face!

    So that's why I'm waiting for more fur to appear on my face. I can't grow real beard yet. If I let it grow I would just get long black hairs here and there on my skin. It would look extremely weird. I am impatiently waiting for more beard hormones to kick in. I think beard would...
    Wraither Wraither 22-25, M 7 Responses Sep 20, 2008

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 6, 2011

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    My Fiance Has A Beard...

     sometimes he grows it long for me and grows his hair long . he looks like a wizard and I love it. It is silvery gray and silky smooth. I like to scratch his beard. He has a lovely mustache too and he looks like Einstein, everyone says so. He's brilliant too!!! I love him!:)
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2011

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    God Created Beard For a Reason....

    so you can tell  them apart from women since i was a kid i never liked men who don't grow beard or mustache , i just don't feel comfortable around them.   I like men with beard and mustache, not like long beards, i prefer stubble. :P they look more dignified in it...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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    Sure Do!

    Of course we do, only men can grow them, not women or kids.  OOPS, I have seen several women who do have beards.  So I guess I have to change that to mostly men do. :-) The pict looks a lot like me!
    LostInTyme LostInTyme 61-65, M Jun 5, 2009

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    Ok ummm. True. But. Real men respect real women. And since they are men. A real woman may need to prove it. Stress wrecks us all. Real men may get upset...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    Real men Shouldn't hit women. Doesn't matter if he thinks she cheating. You don't hit a women. I hate when drunk man or guys who think they can slave a women & hit her. It drives...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 28

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    When I logged- in today, I smiled at a hate mail. It's funny how could someone say things when he doesn't even know me personally. Ok, be the judge if I made this man hate me. I...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Think Before You Act I don't like when people touch me without permission . It threatens, agitates, and scares me. If we argue and there's no pre-understanding, Do Not touch me. I...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    Also women will always respect to men!
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    Take notes men of ep!!!!!!!
    Forders2 Forders2 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Cause men know better than to hit a girl. This is because of the fact that physically, a boy is always stronger than the girl. We were all made that way. A strength of a man should...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Yes this is very true but it is a two way street women can't just hit men then play the oh I'm a women card nobody should be hitting anyone unless in self defence
    Sproketsocet Sproketsocet 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    It doesn't matter if it's a man hitting a woman or a woman hitting a man its wrong. Domestic violence is terrible and causes mental and physical scars on everyone effected.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Only imaginary men hit women.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I made that mistake with one of my female friends when I was 14. I had no intentions of hitting her whatsoever because she knew that it was completely out of character for me to...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Insecuritied and weakness transformed in violence towards someone who loves you...one of the lowest things ever.Really really ugly.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Oct 5

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    I'm not saying you have to be "Mr.Nice" but open a door, carry a bag/book/coffee/etc. Be helpful. Chivalry is not dead but he's definitely ill. Revive him.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Sep 24

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    There is nothing that turns me on more than a perfect gentleman. The nice guy defeats the arrogant a$$hole hands down in every situation.
    bossvixen bossvixen 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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