I have noticed that about 75% of men over the age of 60, and maybe younger, are sporting facial hair these days. Why? Personally, I find it to be a turn off. To me it's not clean, and I'd avoid the bristles. Are the men getting lazy and don't want to spend the time shaving, or are they hiding an ugle scar or something? I know that those same men would avoid me if I didn't carefully groom my hair and apply make-up. They'd find me plain and unappealing, but the women are expected to accept the furry face. Color me picky about the prickly face.
The way a person chooses to adorn themselves, or not, as the case may be, makes each person individual and fantastic, something to be celebrated. I personally love makeup because it makes me feel my best. I have friends who love going natural and look great. I love beards or a shaven face on guys, whatever feels comfortable and best to the guy. And you know, some of us ladies, most of us, have to do things to take care of facial hair too, ha ha.
The answer to that is simple, they might be planning a trip to the Alaskan tundra and have to build a quick igloo to escape the bitter cold, the beard and mustache help them not get frostbite on thier facial area.
Id say just look for those that shave... Hair is a natural thing, a personal preference, it can keep you warm in the winter. And many women like facial hair on men.... Makeup on a woman turns me off by the way. Women do this to make themselves look something that they are not. Might as well wear a mask.