To cap a year of big changes (new apartment, new job, new sport), I have spent the last three weeks attempting to grow a beard for the first time in my life. This has been a fun but not particularly successful project. I have received little bits of advice from bearded and unbearded friends, from women and from men. I have Googled the phrase "why can't i grow a beard" and then found myself reading, among other things, drdrew.com. It appears that you either can or can't grow a beard, and this has something to do with genetics, but there's not much you can do to encourage (or discourage) the growth of facial hair.
After three weeks of not shaving I have made a slight modification - I shaved the scruff of hair from above my upper lip (you might call this a "moustache"), which has left me looking, well, Amish. Or like an Abe Lincoln wannabe. It looks better, but still a little pathetic. I'm going to give it another couple of weeks.
Incidentally, have you ever wondered why Amish men don't grow moustaches? Short answer: pacifism.