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Ranking The Beards, Scruff, And Mustaches On "Looking"

According to HBO's new series about three gay men in San Francisco, the City by the Bay is a land where facial hair is plentiful. Here are the beard-y moments from the first three episodes, ranked from worst to best.

Note: Episode 3 of Looking airs Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 p.m. on HBO, but it is currently available on HBO Go. SPOILER ALERT if you have not seen it yet!

19. This bartender:

18. This stripper:

17. The oncologist Patrick met on OKCupid:

16. Gabe:

15. The hairy guy in the woods:

14. Agustín:

WHO: Patrick's best friend and a floundering artist who's just moved in with his boyfriend.

WHAT'S ON HIS FACE: There's a full-face situation happening here.

MINUS POINTS: Unfortunately, that overly furry soul patch he's got makes him lose a few points. Boy needs to get to a barber and get the beast under control.

13. This blond dude:

12. This guy on the Muni:

11. This cool deck hand/bouncer:

10. This random daddy partygoer:

9. Patrick's unnamed cub co-worker:

8. Scotty:

WHO: He's the lucky guy who gets to have a threesome with Agustín and Frank.

WHAT'S ON HIS FACE: A furry blanket of happiness.

MINUS POINTS: OK, he's probably the hottest guy on the show, but he already has enough good things. Let's share the wealth.

7. Frank:

6. This video game character:

5. This sailor waiter:

4. This really cute sex worker:

WHO: A sex worker Agustín meets in a café in the show's third episode. He has an expensive hourly rate.

WHAT'S ON HIS FACE: Zeus-like perfection.


3. Kevin:

I mean, are you kidding me with this cuteness?

2. Richie:

It's so patchy, while still being totally put together. I have no idea how he does it. He is a god amongst men.

1. Dom

WHO: Patrick and Agustín's friend and a cruising waiter who's just a little bit lost in life.

WHAT'S ON HIS FACE: The most perfect mustache that has ever sat atop an upper lip.

BONUS POINTS: For having a porn 'stache you want to come home to.

Flawless victory.

Looking airs this week on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 p.m. on HBO, before returning to its regular time slot on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 p.m.