After partying memorial day weekend I noticed that there is a serious lack of dental hygiene in the world. Which in turn brings up the subject of bad breath, now before I get into ways to avoid it, First I’m going to explain why this phenomenon is happening…
Bad breath or halitosis can be caused by a number of different things
*The food you eat
*etc. etc. etc
Now that we got the possible causes out of the way, let’s get down to the nitty gritty….How to avoid it on a date.
Wondering how to break it to someone easily?? Well give it up because there is no “Best” way to tell someone that their breath is kicking. However there are a few steps you can take to break the news respectively
1.) Always use tact and discretion when breaking the news.
-Most people that have chronic BB know it, and are already insecure about it.
2.) Use a subliminal approach
-Hand over the nose, Fan your face, or turn your head whenever your date gets close. (only some people will get the message)
3.) Use the “Is it just me, or does something stink?” approach
-There is a theory that if indeed a person is emitting an odor he or she is the first to know. If this theory is true, then your date will quickly get the hint and try to remedy it before it turns you off completely.
4.) Be upfront (use at your own discretion)
-Some people do not like to beat around the bush, if that person is you, then just blurt it out. What’s the worst that can happen? Your date might even appreciate your honesty and laugh about it.
5.) Finally (always) Offer a solution
-If your riding in a car, roll the window down
-If your at the movies, offer a mint
-If your at dinner, sit on the other side of the table
-Always keep gum! (short term remedy)
-If your date tries to kiss you, back away slowly, or turn your cheek
I only have one DON’T…..
-Don’t tweet about your date’s Bad Breath, hashtag it (#BB or #Halitosis), then ask him to follow you. Although your intentions may be good, you will ultimately hurt his/her ego…(that would be funny though)
The chosen method should always reflect how much you like the person who is suffering from the BB.