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Handlebar Moustache Survey by Ben of Chicago

  1. How long have you had a handlebar moustache, and what is your history with moustaches?

I’ve been growing out my mustache since last April….so that makes it approx. 10 months with some slight trimming here and there….

  1. What moved you to grow a handlebar moustache? Do any relatives or ancestors have handlebar moustaches?

Just felt like a difference…. Celebrated my 50th birthday this year and thought what the hell…. I’ve played with a mustache when I was in my 20’s and thought perhaps a good change might be good…and I just love all the attention!!!

  1. surveypicBenChicagoWhat are some of the reactions of others as you grew your handlebar moustache? What sort of reactions or comments did you get initially from your significant other?

Smiles…just smiles and smiles…and I love that….smile with me or at me and I consider that a success!!!

  1. What are some of the funny or strange comments others have made about your handlebar moustache over time?

“can I touch it” (my answer is always no) — “is it real?”, …..

  1. Has having a handlebar moustache had any effects on your personality/behavior, attitude, self-expression, sense of self?

I think my self-confidence has risen and I see myself as a happier person…. Wow! That’s a good success in anyone’s book…

  1. What is it in your personality that drew you to growing a handlebar moustache?

Hmmm… Well, I am an old fashion kind of guy…. I write with a fountain pen, I shave with a straight edge razor…. And all that…. I somehow enjoy the “old time” nostalgia and handlebar mustache goes right in with that theme…

  1. Have you been in any moustache contests or attended any such gatherings?

Nope..not yet …

  1. It takes courage to wear a handlebar moustache. What would you say to those who think you look odd, silly or stupid with it?

Everyone can have their own opinion….as it says in the airline safety videos, “secure your own mask before securing the mask of others”…. So there you go!!

  1. What waxes, styling aids or glues to you prefer and why?

I like Clubman wax or glue stick…. Those are my two preferred; however, I do need to do some more experimenting as it get’s longer….

  1. What do you think a handlebar moustache does for a man?

Confidence and sex appeal!!! (at least that what my wife says (wink)…

  1. How attached are you to your handlebar moustache and what would it take for you to cut it off or remove the curls and not grow it back?

In one sense it’s just hair…can’t grow much on top so the mustache is a good addition… But i’ve really come to enjoy it…. I don’t think I’d entertain shaving it off.

  1. Have you accumulated any moustached merchandise, shirts, mugs or other stuff?


  1. Can you recommend some other moustache web sites?

Nope..not yet….I’m a newbie!!

  1. All about color: How closely does your moustache match the color of the hair on your head? How many colors are in your moustache? Do you like its color? Have you ever dyed it?


  1. What would you like to see on handlebarmoustachelife.com?

I’ve really enjoyed the site! Sort of a brotherhood kind of thing….

  1. How has having a handlebar moustache affected your love life, dating, and does it interfere with kissing?

My wife likes it more and more…..

  1. What do you do for a living and what impact do you think your handlebar moustache has with customers, coworkers and superiors?

I work for a marketing intelligence global firm….my coworkers love it and always compliment me wherever I am around the world.

  1. Does your handlebar moustache give you any superpowers?

Hahaha….none that I’ve noticed… Perhaps super attention grabber!!! The rule is if you stare at me, I can stare at you!!

  1. Eating – neatly – can be a challenge with a larger moustache. Do you have any eating tips, or stories to share? Have you been tempted to remove the HB due to eating issues?

I do eat with a knife and fork more often now I must admit….

  1. Have you ever styled your mustache in a comical manner or specifically for a Halloween costume?

I did a “Dali” once for fun…and an English style (straight out) when I was in Oxford for meetings….well received I might add…

  1. What is your preferred style for your handlebar moustache, and do you do a variety of styles?

Curled in circles on both sides…. So the length is hidden in the circle….

  1. Would you share your location and / or your age?

Chicago – 50 years.

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