(Closed) Anyone's SO insist on growing a beard?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My husband has had a beard for several years and he loves it.  So do I!  He’s insane about keeping it trim and clean though.  He also has to keep it this way because of his job at a private school.  It looks like this:

Post # 4
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine has one currently, and while he can pull it off, I much prefer it when he’s clean shaven–or actually, when he has about 2 days stubble. My biggest complaint about the beard is just that he’s not as good about trimming/maintaining it as he is when he’s shaving.

He’s going to be changing jobs soon so he’s going to have to go back to shaving regularly…it’s horrible but I’m SUPER excited lol. He’s handsome no matter what but sometimes he can get a little too mountainman-esque..

Post # 5
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Lol– all I could think about while reading your post is “When in the world did I write this?!?” 

My husband is the same way– he does the same thing from time to time, he usually keeps a gotee and some cheek stubble, he shaves with an electric one so it leave behind a “5 o’clock shadow” type look which I really like… but the beard is awful!!! 

I threaten to shave him in his sleep, and one time I actually almost did it.  What finally got his attention was when I told him I didn’t want to kiss him/be intimate because the beard was just too uncomfortable for me.  This usually gets him to shave it, but eventually he’ll work his way back around to thinking it’s a good idea.  

If you ever come up with a permanent solution let me know!!! 😛

Post # 6
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Fiance has had a beard as long as I have known him.  6 years.  I can’t imagine him without it.  I think he would look so weird.  However he is very good about the upkeep and it always looks neat and tidy.  Some times it shorter than others, but always neat.  He said he wanted to grow a big beard.  I said find as long as he trimmed it back before the wedding. 

Post # 8
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I wish! I have to beg my Darling Husband to grow a beard! I think he looks so sexy with it, but he also won’t let it get wild. He keeps it trim and neat all the time, and I think with all the maintenance, he isn’t a fan of having it all the time.

Post # 10
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

You know? When he is sleeping, try cutting off a section of the beard (with very sharp scissors so you can do it in one swoop) so it’s lopsided… he’ll have no choice but to at least trim it so it looks neat. HA!

Post # 12
206 posts
Helper bee

@happyface:  As long as she can pull off this face while blaming the cat -> Innocent

My SO does this too, but only in the summer when he’s not at work (teacher). When it gets too bad he gets “beard fangs” and I tell him I’m not kissing him until they are removed. Its a little passive aggressive but he does usually trim it a bit then.

Post # 13
1029 posts
Bumble bee

I used to hate any kind of facial hair. I hadn’t seen my SO in a while, and he walked in with a beard and my first thought was, “Damn, he’s still cute!” haha I was completely expecting to hate it. I prefer him clean shaven, and he knows it so he’s constantly asking me if he should shave. Stubble can be quite painful, but I’d never force him to shave unless we were meeting the Queen or something. haha

Post # 14
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My fi has a goatee and mustache and long sideburns. He only shaves about once every two weeks so sometimes it gets out of control. I do gently point out when the facial hair needs a little “particle removal” but apart from that, it’s his face so I let him do what he wants. I do like kissing him better when it’s closer to stubble than to proper hedge, but I’d no sooner tell him how to wear his facial hair than I’d listen to him tell me how to wear my head-hair.

Around the house, there’s plenty of times when my hair would benefit from a quick brushing, just like his facial hair could benefit from a little brush-up, but I always manage to pull myself together before going anywhere, and I trust him to do the same.

Post # 16
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

More like I insist that he has a beard. Laughing

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