I've got a bit of a scruff beard and some people say it makes me look more mature and they like it better, then then there's people who say shave it. What is everyone else's opinion on facial hair? Here's a link with me with facial hair... it isn't a huge full out beard... I could never let it get real long lol. I don't know if I should keep it, grow it, or shave it with the mixture of comments.. lol (I have hat hair in this picture from wearing a hat all day..)
I hate really long, unruly beards. It looks unhygienic to me, so it makes the guy come off as scruffy to me. If you're wondering about the short, a couple days old beard, I wouldn't worry to much if I were you unless you have a girlfriend. My boyfriend makes sure to keep his short because I told him it hurts my face the longer it gets. It does and it's very unpleasant, so I promise you that caring about your bears will be appreciated by any gal, I tell you.
In general, I dislike facial hair. Some guys can pull it off, but I would nearly always prefer clean shaven.
I'm in the minority however, I believe. Many girls do like facial hair, and you look fine with it, so I would say do what you want to do. If you like it, keep it. If you don't, shave it. I doubt something as simple as a beard is going to make or break you in the dating world.