For many guys, the lockdown period has provided the perfect time to work on their facial fuzz. Without the need to venture outside or go to work, what else is a man to do but see how he could look with a full lumberjack mane on his face? (Besides, growing facial hair out is surely going to yield better results than some home haircuts).
The ‘quarantine beard’ hashtag has been trending for a couple of months now, with men the world-over taking to social media to share the progress of their growth with the wider community.
We’ve already discussed how Australian men can go about working on their quarantine beard, as well as how the results compare with those of men in America (TL;DR, America comes off better). But there’s one community we haven’t heard from yet, the women and partners who have to live with their fellas’ new looks.
Fortunately, social media has once again come to our aid and it seems opinion is, perhaps unexpectedly, divided, with many women loving the new rugged look and praying their man keeps it…
If my boyfriend shaves his beard we are DONE.
— And so what? (@_Azryah) May 13, 2020
Only men with beards that connect are referred to as “my man” the rest of you are “my boyfriend”
— cartoons x cereal (@plexieym) May 17, 2020
If your boyfriend Has No Beard then you’re dating an Emoji 😂🤣
It’s not my handwriting
— 🌹Rare_gem💎 (@maymunah_alhaji) May 17, 2020
…while some others are simply not fans at all.
Feel like my bf isn’t the only one who’s attempting to grow out his moustache/beard during this quarantine lmao but ye no thanks
— Tezza (@teemeister) April 12, 2020
My boyfriend has shaved his hair and beard off cos he’s bored ??? Suddenly I don’t mind isolating for a little longer
— JUST GEMMA 👩🏼💻 (@justgemmal) April 1, 2020
But of course, social media wouldn’t be social media without some slightly more obscure posts, such as this user who decided to recycle her boyfriend’s trimmed beard hair…
DIY EYEBROW EXTENSIONS FROM MY BOYFRIENDS BEARD… GRWM!? https://t.co/xnnajYKV2Z
— ASHLYS KNOCKERS (@AshlySchwan) May 1, 2020
…while this user, we think (the gif is a little ambiguous), doesn’t like the thought of finding grey hairs in her man’s beard.
thinking about the grey hairs in my boyfriends beard pic.twitter.com/pInF2peIYi
— stream fetch the bolt cutters (@faithwithanf) April 24, 2020
While these tweets may only provide a brief snapshot of the current facial hair landscape out there, we think you’ll agree that while opinion is divided, there certainly seems to be a favourable skew towards men keeping their beards.
Let this be a lesson to you then guys, especially the single ones. Keep your beard maintained and you could find yourself picking up easier than ever before.