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Handlebar Moustache Survey by Jay of Northern CA

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

I’ve had a handlebar now for the better part of five years. I’ve had a moustache most of my adult life.

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

I like them because they have been revered in multiple cultures over centuries. I grew one because I wanted to have something different, and try something new for me. No ancestors I know of had a handlebar.


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3. What 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?

All positive reactions…My spouse loves it. At first she was like, “You’re really doing that?” Lol

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

No negative comments, ever…once someone asked if it was “fake”.

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

Yes. Confidence. Freedom to express myself.

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

Having a predominantly anachronistic style, this fit perfectly. Also, I don’t “go with pack”, so to speak.

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

No; I didn’t know until recently that there were any.

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

To just do it!! I have no regrets. It’s a classically male style; I’d say…go with it, keep it clean, and rock it!

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

I used waxes, until I learned about using a glue stick from this site.

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

It’s the perfect accessory…I also think it conveys confidence. Captures and conveys masculinity.

11. 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?

Very. I’ve trimmed the ends off for very important meetings…I’m not sure I’ll do that again…maybe have the ends shorter, but, not gone.

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

Yes, cups, socks, etc

13. Can you recommend some other moustache web sites?

No. This one is great. Why go elsewhere?

14. 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?

My ‘stache is darker than my hair naturally. It has some gray in it, yes, I’ve coloured on occasion.

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

It’s a great resource as it is.

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

One has to kiss somewhat differently…no other impact.

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

Senior HR Manager…staff, customers, co-workers all seem to like it. No one has ever said otherwise.

18. Does your handlebar moustache give you any superpowers?

None I’m aware of.

19. 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?

Never tempted to remove it, for eating. I have a compact I carry to check after eating…I am very meticulous.

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

Once I dressed as Doc Holliday; another time I styled it with four points. Just ’cause.

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

Variety of styles.

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

Nothern California; 55

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