Do women like mustaches? It’s the age old question. Not that I really care, but I’ve found they either love ‘em or loathe ‘em. There are a lot of factors to be considered: Who is the man behind the mustache? What is the type of mustache?
It’s common knowledge that woman are attracted to some sort of facial hair. A little stubble I think most women will agree is sexy. Beards, perhaps a little less so but women aren’t outright disgusted by them. But mustaches—boy, are there some polarized opinions about them. I think it’s obvious why women would like mustaches so let’s take a look at some reasons why they wouldn’t:
- Shows too much interest/investment in appearance; it’s akin to plucking eyebrows
- Seen as an attempt by boys to look like men
- Reminds them of their fathers
- Fucking hipsters
My boyfriend recently decided to grow a handlebar mustache with the twisty sides along with his beard. My only qualm is the smell of mustache wax.
It’s wierd, I love stubble on some guys, but heavily groomed facial hair bothers me.
I was out on Saturday night and I saw a hipster with a mustache like this …I spent the rest of the night talking about how I wanted to smack his pretentious mustache off his face.
I am married to a mustachioed man, and I approve!
Jezebel isn’t an unbiased sample, however, the comments appear to be more positive than negative. It also appears that mustaches are most hated on hipsters—mustaches of the ironic variety. To which I argue, ladies, don’t hate the mustache; hate the hipster.