Do you find men with mustaches attractive, guys? I personally think that mustaches don’t suit everyone, some people look good with them, and some don’t. But what about you, what do you think?
Anyway, we’re bringing this up because someone on Twitter posted a statement on mustaches recently that got the gay netizens talking. It reads: “In the LGBTQ+ community, there are two types of gays: pro-mustache and anti-mustache.”
Some of the gay men expressed that they’re pro-mustaches, while others said they’re anti, although there were also some who go for both and then there are those who are in the middle. “I don’t really like it, but I don’t hate it either,” quips one respondent while another one wrote, “I am firmly in the anti-camp. They will kill my attraction to a guy so fast.”
We scoured the internet to check what others think. Here’s what one gay man had to say about it: “From my very recent experience of having a stache is that it is polarizing. Some men love it and some hate it, it’s never just a meh response. I have found it keeps the under-25 crowd away which is nice actually.”
Do you agree with him?
Reportedly, rocking a mustache became the facial hair trend among gay men in the 70s and 80s, it’s a trend that began in 1969 after the Stonewall Riots. Arnie Kantrowitz, a retired college professor in Manhattan featured in the 2005 documentary Gay Sex in the 70s said,“It was a requirement in the gay community. You needed a flannel shirt, mustache or beard, bomber jacket, jeans, and boots. We were dressing like the blue-collar men that turned us on.” Read more here.
But why do people grow facial hair? Well, the survey says self-expression plays the most important role when it comes to deciding whether to wear a mustache or not plus respondents say sporting a stache makes them “feel more feminine and attractive.”
So, mustache, what are your thoughts on this one, guys? Comment below!