10 Questions: Stephanie Wedderburn, Bristlr CMO

When you’ve got the nerve to ask everybody else these personal, beard-centric questions, it only seems fair that one should be willing to answer them themselves. And so, without further ado, here are my answers to Bristlr’s 10 Questions (needless to say, the beard-love runs deep here at Team Bristlr).

  1. Do beards excite your loins? There’s only one answer.

Yes, but why stop there? Chest hair, stomach hair, knuckles hair…

  1. By how much?

Tremendously.

  1. Which is your favourite beard? Why? Types of Beard

The action man – even coverage and not so long it bares risk of getting in the way of things.

  1. And your least favourite? Why?

The grand master. I’m yet to see someone pull this off who isn’t in a death metal band. Just doesn’t work walkin’ down the street you know?

  1. Your famous beard crush is…

Joe Manganiello. Definitely.

  1. What’s the best thing about Bristlr?

It appeals to a specific group of people, making it far more likely to meet someone that you’re actually likely to get on with than on your more generic dating sites.

  1. If we could add any new feature to Bristlr, what would it be?

Definitely want to see the tops beards in any given area. It might be on the horizon, who knows?!

  1. Any ‘hairy’ moments you’d like to share from the romance bank? Go on

I once walked into a fine, bearded man, whilst rubbing my belly and singing “I like you so much better when you’re naked” in a hungover, dazed state. This was during a hen weekend in Barcelona. Not one of my finest moments.

  1. Have you found love on Bristlr?

I’ve found the love of Bristlr, which is why I’m delighted to have joined the team!

  1. What does the future look like for you and Bristlr?

Very positive indeed. How can you be unhappy in your work, when you get to look at beautiful beards all day long?!

10 Questions: Brian Harrington

  1. Do beards excite your loins? There’s only one answer.

Let’s just say I enjoy waking up and looking at myself in the mirror every day, yes.

  1. By how much?

On a scale of 1-10, 11.

  1. Which is your favourite beard? Why?beards 

The Tree Fella, it’s the closest to the beard that I rock and I think is the perfect mix of casual and intentional. The best look for guys is the intersection of effortlessness and intentional.

  1. And your least favourite? Why?

The Safety Belt, I feel like a lot of guys make the mistake of defining the chin line too high which causes the beard to look more like a football helmet strap or a safety belt for your face. It’s possible to have a beard that is full and still gives off a trimmed and well-kept look.

  1. Your famous beard crush is…

I definitely wouldn’t mind looking like George Clooney when I get older, his five o’clock shadow nails it.

  1. What’s the best thing about Bristlr?

The conversations I’ve been able to strike up because of Bristlr have felt the most authentic for me compared to other dating apps. I think it’s great to have a common interest with someone right off the bat, like beards, and then let the conversation naturally flow from there.

  1. If we could add any new feature to Bristlr, what would it be?

The features are great; I think the interface and messaging feels a little clunky at times. Looking forward to seeing that improve as the community grows.

  1. Any ‘hairy’ moments you’d like to share from the romance bank? Go on…

None that I’m brave enough to mention here but I keep track of my rambling thoughts and a running commentary on all my dates on Twitter at @brainharrington.

  1. Have you found love on Bristlr?

I have found mutual attraction and great conversation, and if that’s not love, I don’t know what is.

  1. What does the future look like for you and Bristlr?

Bristlr is fast becoming like a great friend who you’re happy to pick up the phone when they call. The future is bright.

10 Questions: Samuel Alexander (Bristlr Brand Ambassador)

Hello Bristlrs! We take great pleasure in introducing you to a new beardy feature, 10 Questions. Each week we’ll be asking a fellow face-fur lover 10 questions about beards, Bristlr, and [not so romantic] romance. What better way to start then with one of our new friends and brand ambassadors Samuel Alexander, from the birthplace of Bristlr, Manchester.

  1. Do beards excite your loins? There’s only one answer.

Absolutely, and sometimes the other way around.

  1. By how much?

Sometimes the very sight of an exciting beard gets me all flustered and light-headed; I usually have to sit down for a moment. Basically, a lot.

  1. Which is your favourite beard? Why?

A ‘loin tamer’. That’s not a Bristlr recognised style? On second thoughts, the ‘professor’, because intelligence is hot, but intelligence with added fur is hotter.

  1. And your least favourite? Why?Capture

A ‘safety belt’. It’s a painful reminder of my early days… What was it even keeping safe? Was it keeping my hair attached to my head? No… No it was not.

  1. Your famous beard crush is…

Does Jake Gyllenhaal still have a beard? Give me a moment whilst I google… Yep, Jake Gyllenhaal.

  1. What’s the best thing about Bristlr?

Have you SEEN those beards? Speaks for itself really, but it’s pretty cool that Bristlr isn’t all about catering to just men with beards, it’s about fans of beards too, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation or anything really. I like that.

  1. If we could add any new feature to Bristlr, what would it be?

Beard length and girth. I jest, I jest. Not so much a feature, but a few more events targeted at niche beard lovers might be fun! I’m just one of maaaaany examples, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of gay man on there at the mo, bearded or otherwise (perhaps they’re hiding from me). Let’s sort that out.

  1. Any ‘hairy’ moments you’d like to share from the romance bank? Go on…

Oh my… I did start a forest fire by rubbing beards with a fiery red-head once. That’s absolutely true.

  1. Have you found love on Bristlr?

I’ve momentarily misplaced it if you’d care to help me look for it?

  1. What does the future look like for you and Bristlr?

I’m sure we’re going to live bristly ever after.