So you walked in on your shaving boyfriend and discovered he trimmed his mustache to resemble Adolf Hitler’s just to “see what it would look like.” While you may want to call it quits right then and there, here are a few steps you can use to calmly handle the situation.
Tell him how much he looks like Charlie Chaplin.
Look, you both know he wasn’t going for the Chapster. But if you immediately start convincing him he’s a spitting image of the Tramp, he’ll probably just go along with it! Maybe he’ll even convince himself he was trying to emulate Chaplin’s ‘stache, and not indulging a private moment of forbidden, genocidal facial hair.
Find a WWII documentary to watch that evening.
To make sure this doesn’t happen again, the best course of action here might be to load up Ken Burns’ seven-part World War II documentary (with a Schindler’s List chaser). This sobering course of action will let him know you know without having to address the transgression head-on.
Close the door and pretend you didn’t see anything.
Let’s be honest, this is the option you’re most likely to choose. Sometimes it’s better to just ignore something forever than to bring it up for even one second. Hopefully he didn’t see you either, but if he did, you both could just spend the rest of your relationship in denial!
Everyone dreads discovering their boyfriend’s fascist facial hair fantasies, and it can be tough to know how to react when it inevitably happens to you. But following these steps will allow you to move forward, and maybe even feel less self-conscious about the weird porn you watch. Cheers!