For as long as I can remember Iâ€™ve been against facial hair on men (on women I am definitely against it) but over time my feelings have changed.
Growing up I think I hated facial hair mostly because my dad has had a beard since before I was born and refuses to shave it. I begged him for my high school graduation to shave it, he said no. I asked if heâ€™d do it for my wedding, he said no. He has a serious attachment to that beard.
There is also that I have a tendency to love young men. I donâ€™t mean like young young men, I just mean men who have kind of a baby face. Did I mention I hate body hair on men? I mean on the normal places like legs and arms is fine but I donâ€™t want it on the chest or back. I like a smooth, non-waxed, look.
The first time I started to see the other side was when I dated a more masculine looking guy and he had a goatee. I asked him once to shave it off for me and because I am that good, he did. I immediately regretted it, he looked like he was 5 years old. I insisted he grow it right back, like immediately. Granted, now I want nothing to do with goatees, I just think they look kind of douchey.
Then I met Manly Man. A guy with lovely dark hair, warm brown eyes, no facial hair and the chest hair of a 12 year old. I donâ€™t remember how it happened but he grew a beard, I think I was curious. I was blown away, he looked gorgeous. He has a very young face but his beard gave his face definition. Since then I wonâ€™t let him shave it completely off, even for our wedding he had it.
And thatâ€™s how I became a beard girl.