November is my favorite time of year. The temperature is dropping, Halloween candy is on sale and I finally get to break out my huge cardigan collection. But my absolute favorite part about it? Movember: a movement that encourages men not to shave during November to promote prostate cancer awareness. Not only is it for a good cause (and plenty of Movember charity events are organized each year), but it also means that I get to ogle my most favorite thing in the world: dudes with facial hair.

I don’t know why guys with scruff (or a beard, or even a mustache) are more appealing to me than clean-shaven ones. Maybe it’s the hint of “rugged mountain man” that the look conveys, or maybe I’m just a flaming hipster. (Add glasses to the mix? HELL YES. Which means I’m probably definitely a flaming hipster.) I’ve never happened to seriously date a guy who doesn’t have at least a little aversion to his razor, and even the douchiest of dudes will at least catch my eye with some scruff. (Example.) If only it could be Movember all year long.

And if there’s anything I like almost as much as facial hair, it’s Ron Swanson/Nick Offerman. And he’s here to tell your boyfriend/brother/friend/dad/possibly you how to properly cultivate a manly mustache:


So hop to it, and get the men in your life to sport some scruff this month! If not for me, then do it for charity, people. (But I will certainly enjoy looking at all the beards coming my way.)

Facial hair: yea or nay, Lovelies? Do you know anyone participating in Movember?

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