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Guest Post – 10 Reasons Why You Should Date a Man With a Beard

This article was written by Tara @ TrimEpil.com:


With the latest trend of men growing impressive facial hair, it is no wonder that more women find themselves attracted to bearded men.

If you are wondering why the beard has turned into a new symbol of sexual attraction and why more ladies are choosing to date men with beards, here are 10 reasons which will clarify this recent trend:

1. A beard makes a man even manlier. Having a full grown beard makes a man look more mature and confident which is exactly what most women are looking for when seeking their life partners. Plus there are many beard styles that are which will never grow old such as those here!

2. The beard makes snuggling and kissing much more fun. A soft and tickly beard is the perfect turn on for most ladies who will gladly share these intimate moments with a man with a beard.

3. Men with beards are open to adventure. A man who has the courage to take the step to grow a full grown beard is definitely not a cookie cutter. Choose to date a bearded man and you will never be bored! Spontaneous surprises and exciting new experiences will become a part of your happy new life. If you want to experience new adventures and never again have a dull moment – this is the best choice you can make when choosing a new partner.

4. Beards can add to the elegant look. Combining a well-groomed, trimmed beard with a stylish outfit can make any bearded man simply irresistible!

5. Nothing can beat the sensation of gently stroking a full grown beard on the face of your loved one. The tickling and the softness of the beard are very difficult to withstand and your man will love you even more when you gently caress his beard.

6. The beard protects the face of your loved one so even on the chilliest days he will be warm and happy, especially when you are around to enjoy the moment.

7. A fully grown beautiful beard is a symbol of rebellion and confidence, and let’s face it ladies – we all like bad boys! Plus, a well-groomed beard is proof that your man has the patience and can be committed enough to grow it and care for it. This means that the guy will be patient and committed to you too!

8. Bearded men are actually healthier. It is only natural for a woman to look for a partner who is strong and healthy, and scientific research has found that beards can actually reduce the risk of skin cancer and slow down the aging process due to the fact that it blocks up to 95% of the harmful UV rays.

9. Lumbersexuals are the new thing! Yes, women love a man with a burly beard who seems ready to take down a few trees with a big and heavy axe.

10. The beard makes a man look more mature. Say goodbye to the baby-faced men and help to a much more mature look of a bearded guy! A full grown beard is a symbol of manhood and wisdom.

Overall, if you choose to date a man with a beard you will feel happy, cared for, proud and constantly attracted to your guy. Beards are timeless and can be combined with both a more casual look as well as a classic and stylish vision. Everybody will notice your man, and you will never be more proud and sure about the choice you have made if you pick a bearded man to be at your side!

So, if you have been wondering why men with beards are constantly grabbing your attention – don’t. There is perfectly logical reasoning behind this trend. Go ahead and follow your heart – call that bearded man you met at the party last night. It could surely turn into the best and biggest love story of your life!


Got your own beard related article? Get in touch with samuel@bristlr.com with your ideas and lets talk beards!

10 Men with Beards that will make you want to join Bristlr

10 Men with Beards that will make you want to join Bristlr

Beards are amazing, am I right? They’re definitely in our top 10 of favourite things. We’re pretty sure they’re your favourite thing too.

Beards are for sharing, so we’ve tracked down 10 men with beards that will make you want to join Bristlr!

Not sure if Bristlr is the app for you? Check out our latest success story from Brian Harrington, to see Bristlr in action!

 

Beard #1

Beards and tattoos are @rickisamhall‘s signature look, but did you know the beard is currently off? It’s always sad to see a good beard go, so be sure to let them know how special they are!

 

Beard #2

A beard in Berlin. @dominikberberich is a model (of course), bartender and owner of one amazing beard!

 

Beard #3

A snappy dresser and a fancy beard on @queyoun, we certainly approve!

 

Beard #4

A fighting fit beard from Madrid! @kryspasiecznik has got some pretty sweet tattoos to go with that thickness.

 

Beard #5

The beard of @spizoiky looks great in black and white or colour. Go take a look at his profile and try to tell use we’re wrong.

 

Beard #6

Did you know that beards are the key to adventure? @mark.c.dc certainly does!

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Beard #7

Influencer, fashion wearer and beard owner. @woodreaux has a beard to be envied, and looks great in peach.

 

Beard #8

Do you know how easy it is to accessorise with a beard? @mehdi_manafii certainly does! Just look at this beard and hat combo.

 

Beard #9

You’ll always find @alexcroquer and his beard surrounded by cats. Seriously, check out his profile. This beard is a cat magnet.

 

Beard #10

This beard is enough to make anyone smile. Just look at the smile on @kiradymov‘s face!

 

There you have it, beards really are the best right! If it’s beards you’re looking for, you’ll find plenty of them right here on Bristlr. So join us and all the amazing beards of Bristlr.

For all the beards and beard lovers on social media, we’re currently running a competition in association with BILF. Head over to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages to take part! 

#SuccessStory – Brian & Sherin

Last week we reached out to Brian Harrington, beardy entrepreneur, actor, producer and more! This isn’t the first time Brian’s been here on our blog, but this story might be a little more exciting…

We were delighted to hear that Brian met his fiance, Sherin, through Bristlr. Even more exciting, they recently engaged! We’ve got another Bristlr wedding on the way!

Brian and Sherin’s engagement took place at 30,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean. Not your average proposal! You can watch the touching moment that Sherin said yes, right here:

You can read more about this touching story from both Brian and Sherin below.

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I messaged back and forth with Southwest on Twitter for about a month ahead of time and they were on it from the start. They emailed the flight crew and let me know a bottle of champagne would be waiting on board. The mood lights on the aisle, the peanuts crown, and calling us both up to the front was all their idea and the pilot let us take a sweet picture in the cockpit afterwards.

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Brian was in a weird, jittery mood leading up to our flight and I couldn’t figure out what had gotten into him! After letting me know that they “deleted his boarding pass,” I figured we wouldn’t be flying on Southwest anytime soon…boy, was I wrong. In a super coordinated effort, Southwest went above and beyond to execute the perfect proposal with the man of my dreams! I got to wear the ultimate peanut crown, sip champagne, and celebrate our day from 30,000+ feet in the sky.

Congratulations to Brian and Sherin on your engagement, we’re so happy to have brought you together and we hope there are many more happy years to come.

 

If you want to find your own beard, or if you’re looking for someone to stroke your beard, join Bristlr.

#BeardTalk with Bristlr – Dave the Bear

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You can find Dave the Bear on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

We want to know more about your beards, so we’re starting off a new series – Beard Talk with Bristlr.

Our first beardy participant is Dave the Bear – a UK based bearded burlesque performer. The Bear performs worldwide, sharing the beardy goodness with everyone. To top it off, this is a decorated beard!

Winner of People’s Choice Award at the Vienna Boylesque Festival 2015, and nominated for London Cabaret Award for Best Alternative Act and a British Comedy Award for his work on 8 Out of 10 Cats, this beard certainly gets around!

So, want to get to know more about Dave the Bear and his beard? Read on:

What made you grow those magnificent bristles?

I’ve had a fuzzy face all my life, they don’t call me His Royal Hairiness for nothing! I used to shave it off as a teen, although I had some pretty killer sideburns, but I started embracing it fully when I was about 23.

How long have you been cultivating this fine beard?

Since the day I was born, my mother got stubble rash down there when I came out.

What do you love most about your beard?

It’s great for hiding things, like snacks for the cinema, small animals and most importantly, my double chin.

Any beardcare tips for the beard growers of the world?

I think grading it is important to keep it looking smart, plus plucking out the stray hairs in the middle of your face to avoid serving neanderthal realness.

Do you have any words of solidarity for your fellow beard owners?

I never used to like my beard, then it grew on me.

Huge thank you to Dave the Bear for taking the time out to tell us more about himself and his beard! We’ll have more #BeardTalk coming soon!

If you’re looking for your own beard to stroke, join Bristlr today.

10 Beard Styles that never grow old…

Grow. Get it?

So you’ve been growing out that beard for a while and you’re not really sure what to do with it. Am I right? We’ve all been there.

Well, have no fear, Bristlr is here. We’ve tracked down ten great beard styles that will never grow old! Read on and marvel at these beautiful beards.

 

1. The Basic Beard. Basic, but by no means boring! No need to go crazy with this one, just let it grow and keep it trimmed. Any length, any colour, you can rock this if you just believe you can…

 

2. The Stubby. No need to keep it too long if maintenance if an issue. Keep it stubby and just trim it back when it’s getting a bit lengthy for your liking…

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3. The Bun & The Beard. If you want a complete look for your entire head, this is the one for you. Just grow out your hair alongside your beard and tie it up in a carefree bun…

 

4. The Goatee. You can’t beat a classic, and the goatee is certainly an iconic look. Turn heads on your travels. You’re bringing beardy back…

 

5. Tache n’ Shadow. Don’t want a full beard? No problem. There are other alternatives for your hairy face. That top lip is perfect real estate…

 

6. Tache to the Max. There’s no such thing as going overbeard when it comes to your face. Grow that tache all the way down to your feet if you want. You do you…

 

7. Bald & Beardy. Swap the hair on your head for the hair on your chin. Really pull focus to that carefully sculpted beard by eliminating any competition your hair up there might create…

 

8. Beard Braids. Keep your bushy bits under control with a braid or two! No need to loose any length here. If anything the lengthier, the better…

 

9. Beady Beardy. More of a decoration than a style, but if you’ve got a creative streak why not show it off with some beads in that beard? Show off a style all your own…

 

10. Your Beard Your Rules. Who said you needed to conform to a style anyway? It’s your beard and you can grow it out and maintain however you like. We support you…

 

 

So go ahead and grow, beard owners! You’ve been given the Bristlr Stamp of Approval on your beards!

And whilst we certainly don’t want to pick a favourite style, we’ll give you a hint…

10 Merbeards that’ll make you want to take to the sea…

Merbeards

Majestic. Flawless. Seaworthy.

All the qualities you could possibly want in a beard, for sure.

The Merbeard is top swimmer when it comes to beard trends. Colouring in beards to make them appear as if they came straight out of the ocean never gets old. We even attempted to Merbeard ourselves that one time.

So, in appreciation of the majestic Merbeard we’ve tracked down 10 Merbeards that’ll make you want to take to the sea… (Interpret that as you will).

Try not to be too salty if you’re not a fan.

 

1. The Classic Look. Keep it classy with the colours of the ocean. You can practically hear the crashing of the waves…

2. Sea Green. You could go for a look that’ll make others green with envy…

3. Pretty in Pink.  Why it gotta be blue? Not all fabulous creatures of the deep blend in…

4. Ocean Rainbow. Serve rainbow trout realness…

5. Decorated Sailor. Why stop with colour? Get some decorations from the deep…

6. The Full Merman. Why stop with your beard when there’s a whole canvas upstairs waiting to be splashed with colour…?

7. The Silver Fin. Shimmer and shine, stand out in an ocean of colour…

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Silver on silver. Make it shine! @celebriteez

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8. The Turquoise. You can always keep it simple with your Merbeard…

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Merbearding it up this weekend! @stevensanchezjr

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9. Flashy Fish. Or go wild, the world is your oyster…

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Dye it! Spray it! Werk it! @freeradical666

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10. The Constructed Merbeard. Don’t be put off if you haven’t got a beard of your own to decorate. Dip your toes in to the waters of creativity…

 

And with that we’re fresh out of sea-beard related puns!

Have you successfully Merbearded yourself? We wan’t to know! Message our Instagram @Bristlr or Twitter @BristlrApp and we’ll help you show off your ocean fantasy to the world!

10 Lovely Things You Can Do With Your Beard

Beards are great. We love beards. You love beards. Everyone loves beards (even if they say they don’t).

Sometimes, beards could do with being a little more lovely. Just a touch more fabulous. We’re sure you’ll agree. So, we’ve scoured that internet to find 10 lovely things you can do with your beard. Or someone else’s beard, so long as you ask them first.

 

1. Colour it in with stuff. Go full on Merbeard, or Manicorn, or whatever we’re calling it now. Get creative. From hair chalk to colourful mascaras, there are plenty of ways to add a splash of colour to you beard.

 

2. Stick some flowers in it. Flowers are great, flowers and beards are even better. Be a friend of the bees and looks fabulous whilst you do it. #TheBeardsAndTheBees

 

3. Put colourful beads in it. Maybe you don’t want to colour in the beard itself but you want lots of pretty colours in there? Tie some beads in it! If you happen to be at Mardi Gras, so much the better.

 

4. Fill it with snacks for later. It’s a known fact that beards will capture food, so why delay the inevitable? Fill that face with food! Then eat it later. Before it gets sticky.

 

5. Even more flowers. Why stop with your beard? If you’ve got enough up top, you can get all floral up there too.

 

6. Glitter it up. If your hands are full carrying your fabulous unicorn purse, where are you going to keep all of your glitter? In your beard of course.

 

7. Store your pencils in it. Does your beard need to reflect your artistic endeavours? Perhaps you’re a teacher and you need to keep spares for your students? Or maybe you just really love pencils?

 

8. Light it up. With little bulbs, put the lighters down. Let your beard be a light in the darkness. A beacon of fuzzy hope. Find things in the dark really easily.

 

9. Get festive with it. Beard baubles are really the tip of the iceberg here, but you can’t beat a classic festive look.

 

10. Bead it up again. Try a more conservative bead, if colours aren’t your thing. You’ll still look flawless. If you’ve got a really thick beard, you could even tie it up to tame it.

 

There are many ways you can jazz up your beard. The only limit is your imagination… Mostly.

So get out there and put things in your beard! Make it a say something beard day!

 

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Gay, Bi & Queer Beards on Bristlr

Gay, Bi, Queer Beards

Those of you with a keen eye will notice a recent update to our FAQ section on your favourite dating app, Bristlr!

However, we’re aware that some of your have had a bit of a problem using Bristlr – namely our gay, bi and queer users looking for other beards.

Since joining the Bristlr team, one of the questions I hear most often goes along the lines of …

How do I find other gay men on Bristlr?

One of our aims with Bristlr is not to put people in to boxes, aside from the key ‘beard or no beard’ boxes. We don’t want to slap labels on everything, you have the freedom to come up with your own labels. What we really want is for everyone to feel welcome and involved, regardless of gender or sexuality.

However, we are aware that this can cause a problem for gay, bi and queer users looking for other beards – it can make searching for another beard a little difficult.

We know some of you might want to wear your identity with pride. And if that’s something you’re comfortable with, it’s something we actively encourage. Take a look at our new addition to the FAQ section:

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See? We’re trying, and we hope you understand. By using hashtags in your profile, other Bristlr users will be able to find you using the search bar.

Of course if you ever do have any feedback we’re open to it.

We want Bristlr to be an inclusive app for all beard fans, so we’ll work hard to bring that to you.

 

10 Photos of beards that will make you say “that’s not a beard, that’s a cat.”

Beard fans, beware. They’ve taken over the internet, and in their conquest for world domination now they’re coming for our beards. Cats.

They may be cute, they may be fluffy, but they’re also deadly masters of disguise.


You might think this is a beautifully bushy beard, but beware! A keen eye can spot that this is in fact a cat.

 

They’ll do anything to blend in, matching their host’s hair colour to convincingly disguise as a beard …

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#catbeards with Alli 😻#Charlotte

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But don’t be fooled. This. Is. A. Cat. And this feline is coming for your beard

 

You thought was beard, but is in fact cat.

 

Bamboozled again, another host claimed.

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Me and my mama… She looooooves me! 😂😂😂😂😂

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What a splendid beard, such a well groomed moustache! Oh wait … Cat.

 

They’re more cat than beard now …

 

Notice the cat-like mouth. These are the skills you’ll need to identify cats in disguise.

 

The host may fight back, but cats are strong.

 

Eventually the cats will multiply, spreading their control. This is a battle for beards!

 

So be vigilant, beard fans! Hide your beards, the cats are coming…

You can help! By signing up to Bristlr and finding more beards that aren’t cats!

Guest Post – Common Beard Myths Debunked

Beards have gotten a terrible reputation over the years. From men believing their faces will itch all the time, to thinking that you won’t get a job if you’ve got a beard. Who knows where the strange myths originated from…?!?

Luckily most myths can be debunked with a little bit of logical reasoning. Maybe the men who couldn’t grow a lush beard started spreading rumors out of envy!

Myth #1: Your hair will grow back thicker after shaving it

This one is more wishful thinking than urban legend. Unfortunately it’s not true. Clinical trials dating back to 1928 prove that shaving has no effect on hair growth. More recent studies also concluded that shaving can’t affect the thickness.

The living section of the hair is under the skin, so by the time you start noticing hair sprouting from your face, you’re dealing with the dead portion.

A Seinfeld episode might have helped to perpetuate the urban legend.

 

Myth #2: Only dark-haired beards can look great

Sounds like a bad blonde joke. A dark-haired beard might stand out a bit more, but the truth is that if you grow a formidable and nicely groomed beard, any color will look awesome. As long as the beard complements your face, it doesn’t matter what color it is.

Myth #3: Growing a beard will look like I’m trying to compensate

Wow, if you believe this one, you are way too paranoid about what people think about you. It is indeed true that a bit of stubble can make you look more handsome, studies have proved this. But think about it this way, a woman will change her hairstyle to look more attractive, so why can’t you do the same with your beard?

Myth #4: A beard takes 2 to 3 weeks to look complete

Sure, it might grow this quickly if you are endowed with amazing genetics. The reality is that it takes about two to three months for your beard to reach its full potential. Before you start scheming to buy that fancy beard oil to make your beard full overnight, read the next one.

Myth #5: Beard growth oils will boost beard growth

As mentioned above, by the time you start seeing your beard, you’re dealing with the dead bits. You can keep your beard hair in good condition by rubbing in some beard balm or oil, but it won’t affect the growth. You’ll have to decide for yourself whether you believe the research that says you can pop a pill to grow your beard quicker.

Myth #6: When my hair starts to turn grey, so will my beard

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Before you start lamenting over the thought of having a grey beard, they are actually perceived to be quite sexy. Your head hair and your beard hair are not magically linked by some biological time bomb to switch to grey. Sometimes your beard might go grey first and sometimes it will only catch up later with your head hair.

Myth #7: Only a professional can be trusted to trim a beard

Sure, the first time you have to trim your own beard will be daunting. But if you follow a few simple trimming rules, you will soon feel like a professional barber in your own home. Together with knowing how to do it, using the right tools will also make the process effortless. Just take it slow, tackling it inch by inch. Or actually even just half an inch in the beginning.

Myth #8: If it doesn’t grow by the time you’re 20, it won’t ever grow

Nonsense! Some genetic patterns create late bloomers, so to speak. You might have to make peace with a bit of patchiness until you’re about 23 to 25. And not all areas of your beard will grow at the same pace. You will have to commit to at least two to three months for your beard to look totally awesome.

Myth #9: Your beard has faecal matter in it

Who knows who came up with this urban legend and why! Bottom line, don’t listen to everything you hear on the internet. No, a beard is not full of poop, only figuratively if it grows in strange directions that annoys you. It might itch from time to time if you’re not looking after it properly, but that does not mean it’s full of nasty germs.

Read this article for the story behind the story.

Myth #10: My ID has a clean shaven photo, with a beard I will be unidentifiable while traveling

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but your beard is not that powerful. You might feel like your beard has the power to transform you into a sexy beast, but the ID checkers at the airport are trained to look past your disguise. If this fact was true, a woman would have to stick to the same hairstyle her whole life as well.

Quirky Beard Facts

Now that you feel even more proud of your beard, the following will make for good conversation starters when someone admires your beard.

 

Fun Beard Facts
Source: Manomics.com

  • Your beard will grow quicker during the summer. Beards also grow faster in the daytime than at night.
  • Alexander the Great was not a big fan of beards. He forbade his soldiers from having beards. He believed that when in battle the enemies could pull their beards and get the upper hand.
  • In the Middle Ages men were really serious about their personal space. If you touched another man’s beard without permission, he could challenge you to a dual. Wonder how often that happened.
  • In America 33% of men boast with facial hair, in comparison with the average of 55% of men worldwide.
  • In ancient Egypt the men were quite vain. They would gold plate their beards to show-off. Imagine that trend coming back again!
  • The longest beard ever measured was 17.6 feet. You can go and view it at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC museum. Hans Langseth passed away in 1927 and his dying wish was that his beard must be chopped off before burying him, preserved for posterity.
  • In the 1960’s the CIA came up with a crazy plan to ruin Fidel Castro’s image. They dusted his shoes with thallium salts that would make his iconic beard fall out. But as with all the other attempts to assassinate him, the plan was an epic fail.

Wear Your Beard Proudly

If you’re in the process of growing a beard or if you’ve been nurturing a beauty for a while now, share some of your beard stories with us. Has anyone ever told you one of the myths and believed it to be true?

About the author: This article was provided by Andries Johannes from manomics.com/beards. Manomics is a website focused on topics such as men’s grooming, health and fitness. You can follow manomics on twitter.