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Beard loathing

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Itjusthappened Mon 07-Dec-15 14:41:01

am I the only one who doesn't see the attraction with beards??
OH has, for the second time, grown one and quite frankly, it turns my stomach! It's long and looks like brown pubes! When he eats he often drops food in it. He 'chews' the hairs sometimes-that's how long it is! It's not a tidy-looking beard either.
It grosses be out! So much so that since he's been growing it, I can't bring myself to kiss him! I recoil if he tries!
I love this man so very very much and fancy the pants off him-minus facial furniture! we have 2 gorgeous children too. I want to spend the rest of my life with him... But NOT the beard!
I've tried explaining to him how I feel about it but he's adamant it looks good...
Should I shave him while he sleeps?!

BumWad Mon 07-Dec-15 14:42:12

YABU I love a good beard 🎅

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Mon 07-Dec-15 14:44:04

YANBU long beards are disgusting. I don't mind a close cropped one, on the right person, but any longer than about an inch is too long.

squoosh Mon 07-Dec-15 14:44:32


I wish the beard trend would fuck right off. And braces and tweed waistcoats. They can fuck off too. Basically stop dressing like a farm hand from a Thomas Hardy novel.

It always ended badly for them.

squoosh Mon 07-Dec-15 14:45:06

And sailor jerry style tattoos. They can bugger off as well.

Junosmum Mon 07-Dec-15 15:35:37

YABU a well tended beard is a thing of beauty, unfortunately my OH would agree with you.

Itjusthappened Mon 07-Dec-15 15:37:05

You have no idea how chuffing relieved I am that I'm not alone I my hatred!
bumwad you are very right... Only Santa can pull off a beard!
OH is also in the throes of trying to grow a ducking top knot/man bun too. I hasten to add that OH is (in denial of)thinning on top! it does NOT look good!
I want my smart, clean-shaven(I'm quite partial to a bit of stubble!) hot man back!!confused

Itjusthappened Mon 07-Dec-15 15:38:14

junosmum that's(one of) the problem... It is not well-tended at all! I want to soak it in dettol!

pinkdelight Mon 07-Dec-15 15:38:34

The big ones are grim. So glad I'm not of courting age now, the young lasses must really be having to compromise. But I think (hope) we've passed peak beard and soon a smooth face or at most a goatee will be the prevailing look.

squoosh Mon 07-Dec-15 15:38:38

A man bun?

Oh my sympathies to you Itjusthappened, that is a grave situation indeed.


Cardboxed Mon 07-Dec-15 15:39:39

Yabu. You wouldn't accept it if he were to start dictating your looks, hair, dress sense or whatever so let him be. You are not his keeper.

x2boys Mon 07-Dec-15 15:41:04

yes there bloody awful where did this current trend for them start anyway?

LindyHemming Mon 07-Dec-15 15:41:09

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Heyheyheygoodbye Mon 07-Dec-15 15:42:06

I love beards and would be v upset if DH shaved his...BUT YANBU to want your DH to shave his if it's putting you off him this much!

Foxyloxy1plus1 Mon 07-Dec-15 15:43:40

My DH has also grown one and a moustache. He's never had one before in the time I've known him and I can't even think why he bothered now. It looks really scruffy and unkempt and I loathe it.

In fact, I hate it so much that I have deliberately coloured my hair a colour he doesn't like as a protest. I can't look at it at all!

KakiFruit Mon 07-Dec-15 15:43:48

YANBU in being grossed out by the food in it and the chewing (ew) but I wouldn't put up with it if a partner demanded that I shave, or told me I was unattractive for having body hair, so YABU for that.

BipBippadotta Mon 07-Dec-15 15:43:58

Shave him while he sleeps - man-bun and all. I'm with you about beards. They always smell of stale spittle.

Whatsername24 Mon 07-Dec-15 15:43:58

I quite like to see a bit of stubble but hate this current trend for bushy beards. And man buns.

IoraRua Mon 07-Dec-15 15:44:35

Yanbu, I hate long beards.
My dp has long ish stubble which I (and he!) like but anything longer than about an inch I wouldn't be able to bear - the texture of beards puts me right off them.

LemonySmithit Mon 07-Dec-15 15:46:27

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Elendon Mon 07-Dec-15 15:46:34

I've no problem with body hair, so long as they like my body hair as well.

I draw the line at beards. YANBU.

squoosh Mon 07-Dec-15 15:46:36

Do we think 1980s style moustaches going to be the next big thing in male facial hair?

squoosh Mon 07-Dec-15 15:47:44

Beards aren't hipster anymore though are they? They're too mainstream now.

I wish they'd become niche again.

Elendon Mon 07-Dec-15 15:47:45

Plus men's lips look weird with a beard.

VulcanWoman Mon 07-Dec-15 15:48:46


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