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 browneyedstallion
Joined: 12/29/2006
Msg: 26
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I just wanted to know how to politely suggest that my date's breath is equivalent to that of my dog's.


Just offer him a breath mint made for a pooch. :)
 GreatAttitude
Joined: 1/3/2007
Msg: 27
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/12/2007 3:40:26 AM
I don't...I just get out of there quickly.

There is a difference between a man who just ate onions and a man who has never flossed in his life and has gingivitis.

Onions I can deal with. The other - NO WAY! What else doesn't he clean properly?
 IWontTellYou
Joined: 7/19/2006
Msg: 28
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/12/2007 5:54:11 AM
LOL! I went to Great America with a guy a couple years ago (just a friend)...of course you have to stand in line for hours at a time holding conversation to keep from being bored, and OH MY BEJEZUS did his breath ever smell like an A-hole! I don't understand how he couldn't notice me dry heave a little bit every time he spoke. I made it simple and just "looked around at the scenery" whenever he talked from then on! Thank God I didn't have to kiss him!
 Decemberman
Joined: 12/14/2006
Msg: 29
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/12/2007 9:42:07 AM
If you wretch on him he might take the hint. I would so much rather someone said something or handed me a stick of gum than to miss out on some good kisses.
 nyia
Joined: 6/23/2006
Msg: 30
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How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/12/2007 6:23:39 PM
Well i had that happen to me...I thought I was alone in this....maybe I should say just tell him but I know how hard that is...the old gum thing I can relate...Why don't you kiss me more...only thing I can tell you is that your not alone.....guy's if your out there read this...this one's for you!
 brawcoaly
Joined: 1/6/2007
Msg: 31
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/12/2007 7:11:35 PM
Invite him over dinner Make pasta with pesto (lots of garlic) and caesar salad (again, more garlic) and ummmm...garlic bread. Then you'll both stink and it won't matter anymore! Plus, no excuses for not taking the breathmint/gum when offered.

You're welcome!
 Neysha61
Joined: 7/31/2006
Msg: 32
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Posted: 1/13/2007 9:59:29 AM
People need to think for theirselves:
I love love LOVE garlic, onions etc. So I'm aware my breath matches the smell of the local sewage plant. Brush your teeth after you eat and better yet, ALSO brushing your tongue helps immensley as it removes the oils that deposit there while you chew/eat.
I chew gum and carry a toothbrush, mints and chapstick for afterwards, religiously since I know I probably reek or will reek after I eat.
I tell people I ate taco bell for lunch, sorry. Lemme know if it gets too bad or I will just take that gas mask as a hint! and go on with things.
 spoiled princess
Joined: 10/27/2005
Msg: 33
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/13/2007 2:25:43 PM
LAMO....well tell him he's got the "zactallys"...and when ask what's that...then reply with
"your mouth smells zactally like your butt" !!! Now go and brush your teeth! ....
LOL....Just tell him....Honesty is the best policy!! Good Luck With That!
 chad10866
Joined: 7/23/2006
Msg: 34
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/13/2007 4:34:40 PM
Next time your together start acting like your looking for something, push him to the side and peek around him and when he asks "What are u looking for" you can reply "That bucket of shit you ate"
 Diva Po-Po Princess
Joined: 5/15/2006
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Posted: 1/13/2007 5:28:41 PM
You could always do what I do at work if I know I'm going into something nasty...

Rub a little Vick's under your nose and when he asks if you're sick, say "Well, kinda. I'm using it to ward off someone's vampire breath before I do get sick..."
 Naturalwanted
Joined: 3/3/2006
Msg: 36
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/13/2007 5:53:57 PM
Just tell them!!!! Plus that you are worried it could be an internal thing, from the gut, or oral, bacteria that gets under the root of the tooth, into the gums and causes an infection that can eventually kill. I'm serious. I finally got the nerve to tell my Dentist and he'd actually called to thank me and explained all the above I told you all, that he'd learned.
To all conserned, morning breath is just a natuaral thing. Get up and brush your teeth. If it's that way all the time, then there is a physical problem that needs a Doctor or a Dentist.
I don't remember a time other then the morning, my late Husbands kiss wasn't good.
Plus I know the epidemic of bad breath is so much worse because of the lack of insurance paying for dental visits.
I'm a (stupid) smoker. That's a given for bad breath to a non smoker. But when I can taste the yuck, I steer them to medical advice.
If you do like the person, don't be a like the corinel (cernal) with Elvis. My age group knows this. You want them to be you mate for life. So just be honest........ You may save their lifes............ (yes, my spelling sucks, forgive me).
 LovelyLinda33
Joined: 8/27/2005
Msg: 37
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Posted: 1/13/2007 6:09:36 PM
Tell him, his breath: "Smell's like a Camel just took a shit in his mouth".
Make a joke out of it that way. there is no easy way to tell them, but they have to know it anyways, I would think. Smile....

Then, if he does not clean up his act? Then, tell him that you will be looking for a guy that has better health habit's. Recommand the "yellow pages" to go see a Dentist and get his "gum's" treated so that he does not have Gervitus (sp) or some other gum disease and cavaties too...

Then, go see a "Medical Doctor" for his "Digestion problem's" and see if that does not solve the problem? One of these are most likely the problem, his diet or his bad dental care or medical problems or all of the above. And, who would want to "Kiss" that...Smile! Good Luck...
Then applaude him for taking care of business, so that you can get down to business...Ha ha
 thegreatrockyhill
Joined: 12/26/2005
Msg: 38
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/13/2007 8:32:32 PM
I still don't get how people don't realize their breath stinks. I know that when I have a bad taste in my mouth, it's time to brush. These people must have weak taste buds. I mean, if your own mouth tastes funky, you're breath's gonna be gettin' down too.
 comanche1969
Joined: 12/10/2006
Msg: 39
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/13/2007 10:45:04 PM
You never tell a date their breath stinks. You keep it to yourself and make a note of it if you go out again. You haven't known each other long enough to discuss such a topic, if you knew someone 10 years you could say it in a second, but never on a first date. Never on a third or fourth date either, if it bothers you, and you think it is a chronic condition, don't date them, but then again it may be just a one time thing. First dates are light and friendly and fun, never discuss personal hygiene on a date unless you are in a serious relationship.
 MrDecember
Joined: 1/1/2007
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Posted: 1/13/2007 10:56:52 PM
Both of you should chew raw garlic and problem solved.
 Israd
Joined: 10/10/2006
Msg: 41
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/14/2007 2:52:10 AM
tic tac? clorettes? mouthwash? doublemint gum?

am i tryin to tell you something? yes I am.. I figured this to be the polite route.. i have mint and cinammon.. but id highly suggest a couple mints.
 MrDecember
Joined: 1/1/2007
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Posted: 1/14/2007 4:50:49 AM
Have parsley with your food. Parsley refreshes bad breath. The tic tac toes things have chemicals, sugar and cancerous agents. Use natural foods/seeds/fruit etc... that refreshed bad breath.
Garlic is great for your digestion and onions fantastic for your arteries but cause bad breath. Have a cucumber salad with parsley after that, brush and floss your teeth/tongue after each meal but be careful with overusing mouthwash as it can give you cancers in the mouth or tongue in time. Many cancers occur at a late age.
 nomenome
Joined: 9/7/2006
Msg: 43
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/15/2007 1:24:51 AM
I'm still hung up on the fact that we don't know yet if he just had bad breath, or if he didn't like to brush and had stuff caked on his gum-line? I've actually met people that seem to not brush - how could you not do something so simple in this day and age? I don't get it.....................
 bratalyn
Joined: 9/16/2006
Msg: 44
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Posted: 1/28/2007 9:07:37 PM
just a country girl

Yes, I saw one of those with those rotted brown stubs and it didn't got past a date. It wasn't the brown stubs that did it (well, perhaps that was part of it) but more than that he wanted to put me in my place. Told me that my first real date with him was to watch him perform on stage, and told me he would ignore me the entire night like he did to his past dates who got jealous for no apparent reason to him. I looked at him like you rotten stinky skunk hole. If he were decent I would wait for him to get dentures before he met my family. I couldn't take a person with brown nubs to meet my family. We believe in tooth brushing.
 dsfasdasdg
Joined: 1/14/2007
Msg: 45
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/28/2007 10:04:07 PM
ask him if he had a doggy treat before the date
 Mortavius
Joined: 1/17/2007
Msg: 46
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/28/2007 10:21:36 PM
just wanted to know how to politely suggest that my date's breath is equivalent to that of my dog's. The old "I'm having a piece of gum, would you like some?" line didn't work, and I'd like to be as tactful as possible so I won't hurt his feelings or embarrass him. How do you handle ANY situation such as this, when one habit or hygiene issue keeps you from getting closer? Help!


I feel your pain. If handing him a stick of gum didn't work, try a Tic-Tac..... and if the breath melts the tic-tac, give him an Altoid (my personal favorite). If he is being difficult, then you may want to place a toothbrush and some Colgate Tartar-Control in a heart shaped box and give it for Valentine's Day. Tartar holds many bacteria, and can cause bad breath to kick into overdrive.

If he still refuses, you may need to sit him down and say: "Baby, I love you..... but, you've GOT to do something about your breath. I've tried everything to hint, but you forced me to tell you."

If this doesn't work, you may need to be more aggressive with something like: "Jeezus!! You've got Morning-Breath all Day!!!... and special-order a 50 gallon drum of Scope or Listerine.

If that doesn't work, then I don't know what to tell you.
 PearlMermaid
Joined: 11/18/2006
Msg: 47
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/28/2007 10:38:21 PM
I agree with the gentleman that said there may be some underlying medical condition.

Ladies, before I even go on a date, I tell him I used to teach dental hygiene and I expect a clean mouth. In medicine, I've also studied, the mouth is the filthiest part of the body.

So I tell the guys and the gals, brush... I prefer Colgate Total Complete, Floss properly and use the greatest invention for the mouth....a tongue scrapper.....you can get them at your local drug store. If everyone could just scrape the back of their tongue with this and put it under a microscope.....and see the millions of bacteria that grow there.....no wonder..bad breath!!
Keep it clean! Keep it kissable!
Besides, it's so sexy to kiss a clean mouth!!!
 sassyfox
Joined: 4/29/2006
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Posted: 1/29/2007 5:28:48 AM
Give him some gum or a breathmint....and you pop one, too. Don't wanna embarrass him, do ya?
 Model4U85
Joined: 1/23/2007
Msg: 49
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/29/2007 7:30:40 AM
omg!!! i would just keep offering gum, mints, anything...until he takes it. most people can take a hint if you keep offering it...they'll think its for a reason!!! well hey, act like you're going shopping for dental hygiene items and take him along...even if you dont need them. give him a little lesson on the down low!!!
 atouchoftink
Joined: 7/20/2006
Msg: 50
How do I tell my date his breath is awful?
Posted: 1/29/2007 7:49:21 AM
Send him a toothbrush, mouthwash, toothpaste with a breath freshener, certs, and maybe a few doggie bones via the mail.(you know the ones for doggie breath) No return address included) You know like a care package. If he doesn't take that hint, I think I would move on to fresher ponds.
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