null… or so sayeth the folks at the Backpacker blog, after stumbling upon a pro-beard promotional web item for a SF-based dating site, titled Ten Very Good Reasons You Should Grow A Giant Beard.

The site has reasons such as “it instantly turns any man into a badass” and “in times of crisis, people always flock to a bearded person.” As a beard-owner for five years and running now, I have to agree.

Shockingly, the post reveals that no one — not a single person at Backpacker Headquarters — sports a beard.

They do, however, issue a call out there to any nature loving, big-bearded denizen to send in a picture of their soup-strainers to [email protected]. They’ll post the best once they sort through all that manliness.

Image by svanes.