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12 real challenges of women who date bearded men

Men with beards are more sincere, generous, industrious, confident and masculine, which makes them irresistible to women!

The ideal man for a woman these days is someone who is confident, sexy and mature at the same time. Not only does he have an intelligent personality but great looks as well. And if the guy has a beard then the woman is sure to be swept off her feet. You ask ‘why’? Well it is simple: Bearded guys are in demand among women because of their hotness and cool quotient.

Growing a beard is considered to be a fashion trend and regardless of the weather conditions men are seen sporting a stubble or beard. It not only makes them look attractive but also protects their skin, keeping it well moisturised and free of acne.

Why are men with beards considered hot?

If you are dating a man with a beard then you can consider yourself very lucky, because bearded guys are considered extremely hot. Men who have beards assert their masculinity, which makes them even more eye-catching. In addition, a study has come to the conclusion that bearded men are healthiest and have the best parenting skills. On the other hand, the same study indicated that those men who do not have a beard or have light stubble are least attractive to women.

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Sexy man with beard: Image source

Women opt for men with facial hair because they feel secure with such men. The women believe that these bearded guys do not fear commitment because growing a beard also involves dedication from their side and this dedication can be found in relationships as well. Another study concluded that men with beards are more sincere, generous, industrious, confident and masculine, which makes them irresistible to women. (http://www.newsweek.com/beard-styles-men-attraction-facial-hair-611122) When you will kiss a guy with a beard, it will leave a memorable impression on you, because kissing him is totally a new experience and it feels really satisfying. This makes him even hotter.

Qualities that bearded men usually exhibit

  • Patience
  • Virility
  • Strong family orientation
  • High levels of commitment
  • Caring nature
  • Calm and relaxed personality

12 Real challenges for women dating a guy with beard

While everything might seem rosy and happy when you start dating a guy with a beard, you might find it difficult to deal with the bearded guy. Let’s face it girls, dating a bearded guy comes with its fair share of responsibilities which you might not be ready to handle.

1. Beard rashes are too common

It is essential that you keep facial and body cream ready at all times when you have a make-out session with your bearded boyfriend, because kissing someone with a beard is bound to give you a nasty rash on your face or body. So you have to give time to your skin to get used to the rough touch of the beard.

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Beware of love rashes: Image source

2. Having an opinion about his beard is a must

Well, as his partner, the bearded guy will expect you to share your opinion about his beard. Even if you are least interested in how the beard looks on him or how his current look is different from his previous one, you must express your opinion. And when we say opinion, we actually mean that you must compliment him, because he is proud of the beard.

3. He will be beard obsessed

So you will practically notice him every day standing in front of the mirror and admiring his beard. His obsession with the beard will go to such levels that he will compare his bearded look with any random person passing by and need your assurance that his beard is the best. Plus, a majority of times he will be talking about his beard and how to take care of it better.

man trimming his beard
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4. Other women give him attention and he cherishes it

If other women give attention to your bearded boyfriend then it is a signal that he is truly attractive. However, you might turn into an overly possessive girlfriend, especially if he cherishes the attention he gets from the other women.

5. His beard acts as Velcro

This means that pieces of food, tissue paper and other such things keep sticking to his beard and it surely creates a disgusting view to look at for you as his girlfriend. Initially you might find it hilarious, but over time you will not really enjoy this view.

6. Both your parents and his suggest he shave off the beard

For this they will probably keep pressurising you to convince him to shave off the beard. But you know that this territory is not to be walked upon, because your bearded guy probably loves his beard way more than anyone. It symbolises his pride and masculinity which he will not give up.

7. Sinks might get clogged often

The beard requires a lot of maintenance. Thus you might find the sink of your home getting clogged quite often thanks to the hair your guy cuts off to keep his beard tidy and neat. Unless you have a very responsible guy who picks up the hair after the maintenance spree, be ready to clean the sink yourself.

8. Random people will come stroke his beard

You believe you should have to sole right to stroke your man’s beard. But guess what? His beard will surely have lots of fans and thus you might find random people coming and stroking his beard. This might be disappointing, especially when it happens during a romantic outing.

9. People often confuse him with your elder brother or father

It is a known fact that bearded guys look much older than their actual age. So it is very common that people who do not know you personally might confuse your bearded boyfriend with your elder brother or father. This will not be amusing for you, because you will look much younger than him.

10. He experiments with his beard way more than you experiment with your hair

You will not be surprised if he tries more than 5 bearded looks in aweek, because obviously he loves trying out new things with his beard. He will be more excited to experiment with his beard than you are when changing your hairstyle. And you know what? You will have to invest your time and get involved in his experiments as well.

11. Your boyfriend might use your hair products

Instead of buying his own hair products for maintaining the beard, you will find your bearded man utilising your hair products. This will obviously make you irritated at certain points of time.

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Might use your hair products: Image source

12. Wet beard is totally a turn-off

Maybe your boyfriend might look attractive in the after-the-shower look, but then touching the wet beard will make you cringe, as it is disgusting, soggy, saggy and does not feel good to touch. Wet beard is absolutely not hot.

wet man with wet beard
feeling cringy with wet beard

Despite these challenges, we women are totally hopeless romantics when it comes to bearded men, as they have their own charm and attractiveness. Truly you would not want your boyfriend to shave off the beard which attracted you to him in the first place. So adjust, because you know you are also obsessed with his beard.

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