Men usually start developing facial hair between the ages of 14 and 20 and they're usually not able to grow a full beard until their early twenties and some, like a few friends of mine, actually never develop the ability to grow a full connected man beard.
Beards used to be a sign of Honor.
who am I kidding? They still are.
But seriously around 345 BC Alexander the Great made his soldiers cut their beards so they wouldn't get pulled in battle. but it beats getting kicked in the (balls).
Amish men grow beards after they get married but they shave off their mustache to avoid associations with military facial hair because of their pacifistic beliefs. Way back in the nineteenth century President Lincoln made beards a thing again in America. That Lincoln, he sure was a trendsetter wasn't he? Currently 33 percent of American men have some kind of facial hair.That number grows to 55% worldwide.
That's right fellas we're the majority.
Fist bump! Unfortunately though women find men with full beards two-thirds less attractive than guys that are clean shaven. With that said, according to recent studies of men and women, guys with full beards are usually perceived to be order, which not really sure that's a good thing. More powerful, which is a good thing and of higher social status, which is also a good thing. But 98% of Forbes 100 richest men lists don't have beards. you know whatever.
Pogonophobia is the fear of beards. This fear creates anxiety like symptoms and if you have pogonophobia and you're reading this well, you're probably freaking out right now.
So now you know.