Granted, there are probably a lot fewer people itching for a stroke of my beard than there are who want to tickle a baby's nose (is that what you do?
), but there remain some who will reach for my chin without so much as an introductory grunt.
We should be more surprised that it hasn't been around for years.
"Instead of asking if you're single or taken, or looking for men or women, Bristlr simply asks you if you have a beard.
This is because razors can irritate the skin and spread bacteria. His beard prevents him from rubbing natural moisturizing oil off his face and protects him from those bitter winds. Funny to think of it that way, but according to recent research from the University of Southern Queensland, a man's beard blocks up to 95 percent of the sun's UV rays and we all know that over-exposure to the sun means a higher risk of melanoma.
Actually, four out of five cases in men appear on the face, head or neck and the sun causes up to 90 percent of the visible signs of aging. A survey this past summer found that fuzzy-faced fellas look as much as eight years older than those who are clean shaven.
I don't have a baby or a puppy, but I do have a beard.
And, apparently, these are three things in life that total strangers think it's OK to coo over and pet without first greeting the person to which they belong.