The bearded gentleman's guide to flirting

If evolution has taught us one thing, it is that the male with the definitive and distinctive plumage, always and we mean ALWAYS, gets the female. Male birds, lions, hell even apes like the SILVERBACK gorilla, are all proof that this is the natural order of things. And what is true in the natural world is also true in the human world, the perception that a bearded man is the ALPHA, is taking root and is here to stay. So, you've grown a beard. But that's only half the battle. Knowing how to use it is the other half. So we at Beardo bring you the definitive bearded gentleman's guide to flirting, so you know how to use that ALPHA fuzz in a social setting. Before we get into the actual technique though, here are 3 things that need to be followed in order to make your beard ultra effective, in wooing the senoritas!
  • A proper beard maintenance routine which involves washing (with a specialist beard wash), moisturising (with a quality beard oil), and wax (for that extra sparkle and hold, so you look like a king, and not a bum)
  • A good trim routine, to weed out unnecessary hair, and maintain the beard well, this is best done by a certified stylist. If you insist on doing it on your own, well use the right tools like our Beard shaping and styling tool.
  • Confidence, need we say more.
So without further ado, here is the technique

The art of the gaze:


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="279"] Image Courtesy: Giphy[/caption] Remember that there is a difference between an admiring gaze and a creepy stare. So when you enter a pub or a party and you find someone who has caught your attention, making eye contact is the first move. A quick three second glance in her direction, followed by a smile, (keep it warm, not CREEPY), and a quick nod of your head, signalling your intent to approach, is the way to go. If she smiles and her body language is positive, easy going and calm, the art of the gaze has had its desired effect.

The beard is the best pick up line:


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="245"] Image Courtesy: Giphy[/caption] Unless you want to be remembered as the weirdo in her story to her friends, AVOID the pick up line. A pick up line is the tool of the desperate and intellectually challenged man. It demeans women and is 9.9 times out of 10 met with a laugh, a slap or the woman walking away. The beard with a warm, genuine smile and small talk is the best approach. Making the woman feel more at ease and therefore more open to your approach.

Body language says a lot:


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Giphy[/caption] You begin to say a lot with your body language even before you open your mouth. So be mindful about your body language. For instance, a smile coupled with a straight, erect posture, and a few nods of your head communicate that you're a good listener (and women love that). Direct eye contact, and not looking at her inappropriately, conveys that you're genuinely interested in her as a person and not a sex object. Remember your body language can make or break your entire strategy.

What to say, and how you say it:


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Image Courtesy: Giphy[/caption] Drop the act, the accent and the SWAG! Women can see through that pretentious bull crap very easily. Speak gently, pause for effect and ask probing questions about her. Make her feel comfortable. Having a sense of humour is a huge bonus, but ashleel and dirty jokes are best cracked with your guy friends. Making her comfortable means getting her to speak more than you do, so just pay attention!

Don't EVER show off:


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Image Courtesy: Giphy[/caption] So you came to the pub in a Lambo. Have your own MNC. Come from a great business family, and call Virat Kohli your bestie None of this must ever be used to impress a woman, because let's face it, it is shallow as hell and only shows that you have no class, and are an insecure child! Instead, be yourself, talk about yourself with grace and humility (that means no acting like a dumbass ROADIES contestant) and be witty. Turn on the charm, and not your bank balance!

Always offer to drop her home:


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Image Courtesy: Giphy[/caption] Women love a man who is chivalrous. They may never say so, but take that as a universal truth. At the end of the night offer to drop her home. Now this has two advantages. One, it makes you look oh so gentlemanly. Two, you get to spend a little extra time with her, and in this, get to know her better! See being a gentleman pays!

Scoring her number:


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Giphy[/caption] So let's say you've followed steps 1 through 6, to the tee. It is the end of the night, you've dropped her home. Always ask politely for her number, and when you tell her you'll text or call, do so the next evening. And when you do, make sure it's a casual, how are you doing kind of text, not a creepy one else all your good work from the previous night can be undone in a hurry! Also avoid forwards that can kill the mood in no time   So there you have it 7 SIMPLE rules that if you follow, with your awesome beard, will be irresistible to the ladies!