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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2020, 02:13:25 PM »
The Romans shaved in in imitation of the Greeks, who under Alexander had his soldiers shave to reduce a vector for the enemy to grab them and control their heads.

But the very real military application turned into vanity.

I don’t shave because I’m lazy, and hate non-utilitarian personal grooming.

Having a beard is useful in colder weather, too.

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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2020, 02:41:26 PM »
The Romans shaved in in imitation of the Greeks, who under Alexander had his soldiers shave to reduce a vector for the enemy to grab them and control their heads.

What's a "vector" in applied militarily applied terminology? Is that why officers tuck their ties in?

Having a beard is useful in colder weather, too.

You live in Dixie.

I have a beard since I live in the wilderness of the wild northf.

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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2020, 03:07:07 PM »
To be honest I probably misused vector. A beard is a thing to grab. Grabbing is bad.
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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2020, 03:32:45 PM »
To be honest I probably misused vector. A beard is a thing to grab. Grabbing is bad.

Unless the Scotsman is grabbing another round for us.
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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2020, 06:35:55 PM »
This thread reminds me about the part in Lord Mahone's history of Belisarius, the great Christian general and one of the Last Romans.
When Belisarius was squaring up with the Germanics they did not respect him because he was bearded; their old lady prophetesses told them that only a clean shaven man could beat them in battle. Belisarius beat them pretty badly.
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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2020, 01:37:40 PM »
Could it be that some women like men with beards and some don't?

And that some men like wearing beards, and some don't?

And even that some men and women aren't bothered either way?  A woman who ordinarily doesn't care for beards might find a five o'clock shadow, or a very trimmed beard, to be quite attractive sometimes?  And that some men might go unshaven for a while, let a trim beard grow and then shave it off because they like a bit of variety?

Each to his own, eh.
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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2020, 02:10:59 PM »
Could it be that some women like men with beards and some don't?

And that some men like wearing beards, and some don't?

And even that some men and women aren't bothered either way?  A woman who ordinarily doesn't care for beards might find a five o'clock shadow, or a very trimmed beard, to be quite attractive sometimes?  And that some men might go unshaven for a while, let a trim beard grow and then shave it off because they like a bit of variety?

Each to his own, eh.

No, that is far too sensible. We must dogmatize all things!
 
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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2020, 02:18:01 PM »
Could it be that some women like men with beards and some don't?

And that some men like wearing beards, and some don't?

And even that some men and women aren't bothered either way?  A woman who ordinarily doesn't care for beards might find a five o'clock shadow, or a very trimmed beard, to be quite attractive sometimes?  And that some men might go unshaven for a while, let a trim beard grow and then shave it off because they like a bit of variety?

Each to his own, eh.

No, that is far too sensible. We must dogmatize all things!

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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2020, 03:02:08 PM »
Could it be that some women like men with beards and some don't?

And that some men like wearing beards, and some don't?

And even that some men and women aren't bothered either way?  A woman who ordinarily doesn't care for beards might find a five o'clock shadow, or a very trimmed beard, to be quite attractive sometimes?  And that some men might go unshaven for a while, let a trim beard grow and then shave it off because they like a bit of variety?

Each to his own, eh.

Only if they aren't spinach beards, though.
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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2020, 03:04:36 PM »
Could it be that some women like men with beards and some don't?

And that some men like wearing beards, and some don't?

And even that some men and women aren't bothered either way?  A woman who ordinarily doesn't care for beards might find a five o'clock shadow, or a very trimmed beard, to be quite attractive sometimes?  And that some men might go unshaven for a while, let a trim beard grow and then shave it off because they like a bit of variety?

Each to his own, eh.

Only if they aren't spinach beards, though.

I now have an image in my mind of spinach stuck in a beard.

Thank you for that.
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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2020, 03:15:49 PM »
Directions for future research: whether women are less attracted to men with food stuck in their beards.

Hmmm... That's probably another to-each-her-own situation.
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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2020, 03:35:29 PM »
Directions for future research: whether women are less attracted to men with food stuck in their beards.

Hmmm... That's probably another to-each-her-own situation.

It might depend on how long the food has been stuck in the beard.
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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2020, 03:39:49 PM »

It might depend on how long the food has been stuck in the beard.

Good point. I've seen pictures of warriors with bones in their beards. Those might have started out as Buffalo chicken wings.
 
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Re: Bearded men are less attractive to women squeamish about bugs
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2020, 03:40:55 PM »

It might depend on how long the food has been stuck in the beard.

Good point. I've seen pictures of warriors with bones in their beards. Those might have started out as Buffalo chicken wings.

I laughed out loud.

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WB Yeats, 'The Second Coming'.