The British artist, 50, said: “People don’t really understand that someone could be happy not having children.
If I was to go, ‘I tried but it never happened,’ people would feel sorry for me and understand. I can buy an apartment in New York because I don’t have to pay school fees!
Given how much these firms screw us for blades it was hard to feel much sympathy for their plight. What the style pundits and razor companies conveniently ignore is that, the genie is out of the bottle when it comes to facial hair.
But now, much to their joy - and that of your local supermarket no doubt – normal, smooth-as-a-baby’s-bottom service has resumed. To be sure, the beard has probably peaked in popularity, as things do when they become the norm, but most of the men I speak to tell me that growing facial hair - especially in a time when it was acceptable and cool to do so - has been a revelation. They’ve felt liberated by not having to shave and have loved the freedom of expression facial hair has allowed them.
It’s no coincidence, of course, that the release comes from a company promoting – you guessed it – shaving products.
Over the last few yearsrazor companies have sat absolutely horrified as they watched the rise in facial hair’s popularity and the corresponding fall in the sale of blades.
Most women, when considering a new man are interested in the size of three things; the size of his heart, the size of his wallet and the size of his fully inflated hose.
You could be "Fertile Myrtle" and they might not know it simply because you're over 35 and they didn't bother to ask because you didn't fit the criteria.
These are the bachelors that hit late-30s and into mid-40s and suddenly realized, "Oh snap! And now that I am all grown up, I think it's time I settled down.
I think I will pick a nice 25-year-old." Even though you're their age or even quite younger than them by years, you're still old to them. The right one won't care that you're not in your 20s, absolutely, and you're not old, but yet there are guys who will completely shut you down, especially online, if you're a year over his age range. A lot of the allure of the young woman comes with an assumption of fertility.
By the end of the year, though, as is the way with fashion, style pundits everywhere were falling over themselves to declare it dead.
All of a sudden, beards were out, ‘taches had jumped the shark and goatees had gone west to be replaced by a super smooth, clean-shaven future. Only a few days ago I received a press release with “Say Goodbye To The Beard! Men, it went on to say, are leaving the "grisly" [sic] behind them and taking their cue from the likes of, er, Harry Styles (ignoring the fact that by the time the One Directioner actually managed to grow a beard it probably would have been in and out of fashion three times or more) and opting for a clean-shaved jaw – or, as the release puts it "baring all".