10 Very Real Struggles of Dating a Guy With a Beard
Every month is Movember when you're dating a guy with a beard. And while the scruffy look can be hot, there are some very real, err, challenges that come with the territory. Don't believe us? Well…
Beard Burn Is a B*tch
At some point, likely in the makeout-heavy first few months of your relationship, you might want to invest in some heavy facial cream. Better yet, just smear petroleum jelly on the lower half of your face before you lock lips. You can pass it off as facial highlighter.
His Beard Doubles As Velcro
Tissue bits, scraps of food, random fuzzies—they all manage to snuggle in there.
There's No Telling What's Underneath
Zits, scars, a Rainbow Brite facial tat—it's anyone's guess what lies beneath all that facial fur. Whether he's hiding something or just doing his best hipster impression, it's a total mystery.
He's Bizarrely Proud of It
If puberty taught him nothing else, it's that growing a full beard is worthy of some serious kudos. Now that he can do it on the regular, you better believe he's going to werk it.
Clogged Sinks Come With the Territory
If he likes to keep it neat and tidy, that hair has to go somewhere. And that somewhere is your pipes. Better invest in some drain cleaner, pronto.
There's a Tipping Point
One minute he's Jake Gyllenhaal…and then he's Gandalf. Which would you rather date?
It Gets Wet
Glistening stubble? Hot. Dripping wet beard? Oh, definitely not.
It Can Develop An, Um, Eau
To be fair, it's only sometimes, like after he cooks fish in a hot kitchen. Just to be safe, you might want to keep some odor-eliminator spray handy.
He Gets "Creative" With It
Usually at inopportune times, like before your high school reunion or oh, I don't know, your wedding. Guys don't have nail art or cool new fashion trends to express themselves. Instead, they have facial hair. That leads to looks like this
He Looks Weird Without It
You didn't just fall for him; You fell for him and the beard. It's like a whole new relationship without it.