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Joined: 5/29/2012
Msg: 39
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I had the same problem! ewwww!!!!!!!!!!
Joined: 6/25/2012
Msg: 40
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/12/2012 5:36:16 PM
This is why I always carry Tic-Tacs with me, nothing worse than stinky breath.
Joined: 3/25/2011
Msg: 41
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/12/2012 7:22:30 PM
Definitely tell him as just an act of human kindness--halitosis can be a sign of a serious medical issue and he needs to have it checked out.

If he is mature, he will very much appreciate you having the guts to say it. You can email, "I thought you were very attractive and good company. But--and this is hard to say-- I think you need to see your dentist and/or doctor because your breath had a very unpleasnt smell/odor, which could indicate a serious dental or health problem. Please take care of yourself and get in touch to let me know the results!" His response will definitely indicate if he is the type of guy you would really want to see more of. He may have an explanation already, he may disappear altogether, or he may disappear for a bit and then get back to you saying, "Thanks; I took your advice and. . ." Regardless of his response, you have done a good deed and you can always block him if he gets ugly about it!

Edit: oh, geez, old thread. I usually check before posting!
Joined: 6/27/2012
Msg: 42
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/12/2012 7:28:17 PM
you just need to be honest with you like him without the breath? lol i just smelled my own breath lol
Joined: 7/19/2009
Msg: 43
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:00:04 AM
I didnt know I had bad breath because no one told me.... wish they had! I happened to have had gum desease which was under my crown was only when I started having problems with my crown and it fell off that I smelled and tasted the acute smell of gum desease ... it has cost me $3000 to fix my bad breath but Im glad that I did!

Go out with him again...get close to him then TELL him he has a problem..
Joined: 12/30/2011
Msg: 44
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:27:53 AM
I'd want to know if were me. I wouldn't be offended by your telling me unless a scene was being made. If the shoe were on the other foot I'd find a way to let that person know...hey your breath? What's going on there?
Joined: 4/22/2012
Msg: 45
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:29:39 AM
I had the same experience about a month ago. I thought to myself, "How hard is it to brush your teeth before a date?"

He called and asked me out again. He asked me to wear jeans instead of a sun dress. I told him that it's 103 degrees outside and I wanted to dress comfortable.

Between the bad breath and the controll issues I never went out with him again.

I would pass on Mr. Bad Breath.

Good Luck
Joined: 6/20/2012
Msg: 46
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:49:31 AM
There are some real health issues that can cause bad breath, and if it's an ongoing issue with him he probably needs to see a doctor.

As for you?

If I were meeting someone for the first time, I'm not sure I'd want to be the one to reveal that info... I don't know, maybe I would... it hasn't happened, so I'm not sure.

If you have the guts to let him know, I say go for it. You'll probably not see him either way, but at least he'll maybe seek out some answers to his problem.
Joined: 6/13/2012
Msg: 47
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 12:28:04 PM
If I eat garlic ,no one wants to be around me and I don't blame them . He might have just eaten something that caused the bad breath ,nice guys are hard to come by, give it another try . JUST BRING BREATH SPRAY ,MINTS , and a CLOTHES PIN just in case .lol!!!
Joined: 3/23/2012
Msg: 48
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 1:14:26 PM
There is, "oh, you certainly had a lot of garlic for lunch" types of bad breath, and then there is that "funk," the origins of which you cannot and do not care to identify. Bad hygiene or a sewer backup. Yum.

I am utterly SHOCKED at the number of "give him a tic-tac and try again" responses! SHOCKED! (And why the hell can't I get a date?! ha ha!) Reminds me of the Adam Sandler movie "Big Daddy" where he lays newspapers over all of the kid's messes. Really? A bad funk will be back as soon as that tic-tac is dissolved. "Oooh. Have another. And another. Here..just take the pack!!" LOL!

Sorry, breath is a HUGE dealbreaker for me.
Joined: 4/1/2010
Msg: 49
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:09:44 PM
Joined: 4/1/2010
Msg: 50
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:10:05 PM
Joined: 4/26/2012
Msg: 51
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:22:49 PM
You should just come out with it and tell him. Should have raised it on the first date. Sometimes people don't know until you tell them right? It's called "communication". What if your skirt was caught in your panties, and he judged you on that?

I got kicked in the eye the other day by my friend's 3 year old kid and had a bloodshot eye for like a month. Should I be taken to the knackers yard and put out of my misery, because some ignorant person thinks I have red eye and will infect the world? When in fact I have a cut in my eye ball, because of a kids toe nail?

Communicate with him. Assuming you like him that is.
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 52
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:49:05 PM
He may have major health issues or is just not hygienic. If it was as bad as you say I would say something is seriously wrong. I wonder if any other dates have commented? You met him once and you liked him but you dont really know him. If you want to see him again I would broach the subject. If he is resentful then tough luck. You are doing him a favour as he must be unaware. Or you could just give some other lame excuse and he wont be any the wiser.
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 53
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:51:18 PM
happy in pink

He may have had something in mind that required jeans rather than a dress but he should have explained that.
Most men would prefer a dress on a woman I would say. You didnt really like him so you passed. If no one tells them about their breath then they wont really know.
Joined: 1/11/2009
Msg: 54
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/14/2012 8:51:53 AM
I tried to date a girl who had terrible breath, she sorta knew it cause she was eating mints. I lasted 3 dates. We are friends though and often being 4 feet from her talking im smelling her terrible breath. She has a boyfriend though. Another girl, I met once and liked she had terrible breath. I passed on second date. Eventually i met her again as freinds and her breath was the lesson someone could have fine breath and be suffering from a cold or illness that will pass.
Joined: 12/7/2011
Msg: 55
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/15/2012 11:04:44 PM
Offer him a gift certificate for a teeth cleaning....
Joined: 1/17/2011
Msg: 56
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/23/2012 11:31:33 AM
If you are attracted to him and he is really a nice guy I would give him another chance, bad breath is fixable.

Exactly - it's FIXABLE !

Obviously when you first met him you're not going to say something like " Hi, nice to meet y-OH MY GOD YOUR BREATH SMELLS LIKE SHIT ! "

...but , if the meet went well otherwise don't you think it's a waste not to pursue things based on this ?

You should've agreed to meet again to see if he still had bad breath the next time, in which case you could've said something like " I don't mean to embarrass you but your breath could be fresher , I noticed it last time as well and even had a few nightmares since so perhaps you might want to do something about it ? "
Joined: 1/4/2012
Msg: 57
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/23/2012 9:39:41 PM
Hey I like sweaty ball,a little tart penis, and a raunchy ass but those are suppose. to. smell that way, the mouth. is. suppose to smell fresh. until It licks or sucks on any of the body parts mentioned above,, he surely wouldn't get a second date come on see are adults who know about hygeine, let's get freaking real here and stop with all the excuses for stank see breath, because for reason there's a prevention
Joined: 1/4/2012
Msg: 58
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/23/2012 9:43:27 PM
Excuse my errors typing and drinking shots of tequila has its downfall
Joined: 9/9/2011
Msg: 59
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/23/2012 10:46:43 PM
There can be many different reasons behind it. My brother has decent teeth. Never had a filling. His breath was kind of bad when he was talking to you and got worse over the years. To the point you could literally smell it in the other room. He went to a new dentist and they did the total mouth work up and found he had really bad plaque deposits under the gums. So bad his jaw bone was deteriorating and his teeth were on the verge of becoming loose. He went to a specialist and they removed all that plaque under the gums. I immediately noticed the change in his breath after the first treatment. When they were done, his bad breath was completely gone. Now his jaw bone regenerated and he is fine, but is prone to having those deposits form, so he has to have periodic deeper cleanings.
Joined: 2/15/2011
Msg: 60
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/24/2012 11:18:21 AM

I would accept his invitation to go out again ..and see if the same problem exsists

If it does ....ask him , if he had sheep dung for lunch !

ROTFL very funny and possibly true! lol
Joined: 8/8/2011
Msg: 61
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/24/2012 11:36:36 AM
I brush twice a day and carry a tooth brushing kit in my car (i tend to have a lot of meetings). I can see no reason to arrive at a date with breath that smells of hot catshyt.

That strikes me as a hygiene issue, but so long as your not paying...I see no need to reject a second date.
Joined: 12/31/2009
Msg: 62
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/24/2012 12:47:22 PM
WHOA...was this guy African American by any chance?


Did you really go there..I find this racist,
Joined: 1/17/2011
Msg: 63
Handsome and well groomed but
Posted: 7/25/2012 8:41:34 AM

Offer him some gum and say its your favorite.He will take the bait..problem solved

Some fish don't take bait - especially when they know they're being baited !

Also, not everyone chews gum - so what is your back up plan ?
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