I recently received the following email via the contact link here at The Beard Coach.
I’ve been online dating and am scared to message a guy because in one of his
pictures he has a long goatee but no mustache. Please tell me what that may mean. He
is a doctor by profession and claims to love live music, he’s very athletic. Is this
beard normal or is this just some rocker look that he is going for?
I, of course, replied favorably and explained to this lady that a long goatee is nothing to be afraid of. The crucial piece of info is that the guy loves live music. He’s just a doctor that likes to cut loose and rock out when he’s not diagnosing Crone’s disease or gout. Heck, even I used to wear the longish goatee and no moustache when I was a bassist back in the day.
When this lady mentioned a long goatee, this guy was the first person to pop into my head.
Scott Ian from Anthrax! This dude is not just some part-time rock doctor. He is a living thrash guitar legend. But is he a nice guy if you met him online? My friend Wikipedia says yes. He is married to Meat Loaf’s daughter and is about to have a baby. He’s a damn family man. He’s also big into Battlestar Galactica, which makes him slightly nerdy as well. Ladies, if you meet a guy who looks like this online, try to see past the long goatee and into his heart.
But, gentlemen, if you really want to avoid online dating confusion, just put a fully-bearded pic in your profile. People know what to expect from the fully bearded. There’s no ambiguity. If a lady sees a full beard, she knows she’s getting a self-reliant, confident, deep-thinking man. Try my advice and see if the contacts don’t start rolling in.