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To hate DH's beard?

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DameMarjorieChardem Wed 30-Oct-13 23:50:04

DH has always been clean shaven. I'm not a fan of facial hair. He has grown a beard and I HATE it!! I love him but oh man I want to scratch my face off when he kisses me! I'm really hoping its just a phase but he really likes it. He is good looking but the beard hides his loveliness. Maybe I should LTB. (Leave the beard).

Help me Mumsnet, I'm NBU am I?

WorraLiberty Wed 30-Oct-13 23:52:36


I don't even know your DH and I hate his beard too

Beard hating by proxy

Hawkmoth Wed 30-Oct-13 23:52:40

My DH slipped while trimming his moustache and had to take his beard down to stubble while it grew back. I cried my little heart out.

You may learn to love it.

WorraLiberty Wed 30-Oct-13 23:52:58

Or to be more precise....

Beard hating by proxy server!

DameMarjorieChardem Wed 30-Oct-13 23:56:41

Just pmsl at beard hating by proxy. That's how I feel about beards. I mean it's just there ON HIS FACE. hmm He is so proud of it. He's never had a beard before. I'm stuck with wanting to scratch the very skin from my face aren't I?

ILoveAFullFridge Thu 31-Oct-13 00:11:03

Dh is getting a head start on Movember, but as he won't do a moustache (think Village People and you'll understand what it makes him look like) he's going for the full beard with shaved neck.

OMG but it looks so good on him! He looks like a rakish dastardly pirate, about to sweep me off my feet and carry me away to... (deep breaths, flutters fan)

OTOH it's not yet long enough to stop being prickly, and it's a bit eurgh kissing him when he's been outdoors because its all cold and amp with condensation.

AdoraBell Thu 31-Oct-13 00:14:05


I also hate beards, 'orrible prickly things.

Funghoul Thu 31-Oct-13 00:17:55

My dp's beard was soft and lovely...then he shaved and now has a face like sandpaper.

NoComet Thu 31-Oct-13 00:44:29

Horrid things

Ixia Thu 31-Oct-13 04:17:27

Urgh, beards. Makes me think of the The Twits, bits of food and other yack stuck in them (yes, I know IABU).

KissesBreakingWave Thu 31-Oct-13 04:32:08

I am honestly shocked at the thought of straight women being unhappy with the hair growth patterns of an adult male. Have you considered that a preference for the beardlessness of youth might be well, a bit ... dubious?

(Made a trimming error when the boys were little. Decided to start again. Emerged from bathroom. DS2 - "Daddy, where's your beard?" "I've shaved it off, son." "SHAVE IT BACK ON!" He's nearly old enough to grow his own now.)

fishybits Thu 31-Oct-13 05:50:04

DH came back from sea with a full set for the first time and DD aged about 14 months roared with laughter when she saw him coming to the car grin

Nothing quite like a little "hot fuzz" action blush after a few weeks away but then he shaves it off.

ZombieRevengeWiggle Thu 31-Oct-13 05:54:02

I hated my DHs beard too to start with but I love it now! You have to give it a little while to grow long enough to stop being stubbly and scratchy. When he shaves it off now it's awful and unsettling, like he's taken off a part of his face.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 31-Oct-13 06:03:52

The day DH stops shaving so will I.

SuperiorCat Thu 31-Oct-13 06:09:31

If DH stops dealing with his facial hair then so will I. It's debatable who will have the fullest tache and beard. Yuck yuck yuck horrible things. LTB.

Even Ben Cohen can't make a beard sexy.

pictish Thu 31-Oct-13 06:16:31

Yabu - I prefer my dh WITH a beard! It makes him look all grizzly and manly and rawr!

ScaryBeardyDeadyman Thu 31-Oct-13 06:28:11

In the land of the smooth faced, the bearded man is king.

SuperiorCat Thu 31-Oct-13 06:37:25

No sorry SBDM you're wrong, in that land the beardy man is the one not getting laid.

GigiDarcy Thu 31-Oct-13 06:39:53

Are you me?! DH growing a beard for the first time, he loves it and I hate it! I am reconciling myself to the general beard but I cannot stand the moustache bit-I can't have a kiss without it going up my nose or just prickling me.
And yes, I do think of the twits which makes me shudder!

livinginwonderland Thu 31-Oct-13 06:41:05

Threads like this make me SO glad that my DP has to be clean-shaven for his job. I hate beards - thankfully he doesn't like them anyway but he can't change his mind this way!

BunnyLebowski Thu 31-Oct-13 06:44:47


A beard improves any man's face. They're great.

<strokes DP's awesome beardage>

NotYouNaanBread Thu 31-Oct-13 07:00:52

DH's beard is the stuff of legend & I love it. He's bored with it & threatening to shave, and I have begged him not to!

ScaryBeardyDeadyman Thu 31-Oct-13 07:03:03

I have a name for people without beards: women wink

ScaryBeardyDeadyman Thu 31-Oct-13 07:04:12

Superior I've managed to produce 2 kids whilst bearded. I think I do ok wink

FruOla Thu 31-Oct-13 07:04:27

I wonder if one of you is Mrs Malone? Sparkling had one of her Gareth Malone appreciation threads the other day which turned into a bit of a debate about his new bearded look grin

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