Yes, they literally do grow on you, but in reality you have to have serious perserverance to grow a beard long enough so that having it actually grows on you. Otherwise, it’s like an itchy dead animal stuck to your face. I’ve never been able to hang on long enough to grow a beard that hangs down off my face, but I imagine that’s really when you become attached.
Shit’s swaying in the breeze. Everytime you have to think (i.e. figure out what to order at Wendys), you can stroke it. It isn’t pokey feeling for your lady friends, rather it’s soft and cuddly like a Himalayan cat.
But, in all honesty, few beards make it to this point. They are very rare and special.