This Is What Women Really Think Of Your Mustache

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With Movember in full swing, it’s time to think of mustaches. Not beards, but mustaches that exist alone without the beard. You know, like the one Brad Pitt has been rocking as of late. It’s a difficult look to pull off for many, and since it is that Movember time of year again, it seemed like an ideal question for this week’s “What Women Really Think…”

I asked the ladies their feelings on mustaches. Are they creepy? Only OK in November, because it’s for a good cause? Perhaps, the sexiest thing a man can do to lure a woman into his clutches? Or something that only our favorite mustached-man Brad Pitt can pull off? Here’s what the ladies had to say.

Yep, they’re hot.
“I don’t care for Brad’s mustache, but I do love those hipster ‘staches that dudes with impeccable fashion sense sport. I think they’re really hot and I’m totally down with the look,” says Chelsea, 29.

No thanks.
“Nope. They are makeout-killers and make everyone look like a creepy uncle,” says Kate, 33.

“I generally associate mustaches with the 70s and cheesy porn and Freddie Mercury. My husband and his friends like to wear mustaches from those old school candy/toy vending machines when we go bowling. One time he got one that actually looked pretty snazzy, but I have yet to convince him to do it, even for charity purposes,” says Jill, 34.

“It would remind me too much of my dad who, based on old photos from the 70s had a ‘stache that looked like it was straight out of porno. It’s totally creepy and not my scene,” says Lynne. 31.

It really depends on the guy and the ‘stache.
“If the face can handle the ‘stache and look good, then go for it. I know some guys who look pretty good with a handlebar. My husband, however, does not have a face that can do this. He can do a goatee thing, sometimes, but that’s it. He’s in a job right now where he can’t have facial hair, and that’s pretty much my favorite part of his job…” says Colleen, 30.

“It’s a rare bread of man who can pull the ‘stache off without looking creepy. If you are one of those, do it. Be a special flower,” says Autumn, 25.

“I think it depends on the guy. Are we talking Pornstache from OITNB (creepy) or Ron Swanson (total stud muffin)? I think what makes the difference is how a mustachioed guy carries himself. It’s like a superpower: With a great mustache, comes great responsibility,” says Alexandra, 24.

Actually, a mustache is the only bearable facial hair there is.
“Meh. I prefer a clean face, but a mustache is probably the one thing I could go for as long as it’s something maintained and regularly groomed,” Jen, 36. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

This post originally appeared at YourTango.


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