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 GeminiFun
Joined: 1/23/2011
Msg: 1
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So I have met several men for introductory first meetings, and several of them have chosen not to bathe. What the hell? Why would anyone show up for a first meeting stinking of BO??
I have met these men morning, noon, or night in public, on weekends and during the week, and the stench has been noticeable. If you are in your 40ties and have not mastered personal hygiene, why would anyone date you?
 scm600
Joined: 3/14/2010
Msg: 2
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 9:23:56 AM
Unfortunately, this isn't limited to men. I've met/dated women with the same issue. Huge turnoff for me. I like to dance ballroom and swing and I'm always amazed at how some rather attractive women don't seem to get that if you're going to get close to someone and you haven't had a shower since yesterday, you're not scoring any points!
Me? Minimum one shower/day, usually two. And when I'm going out with someone? Showering just before the date is something I wouldn't go without.
 maybeebaybee1
Joined: 1/3/2016
Msg: 3
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 10:52:48 AM
I'm glad it's not only me who encounters these non-bathers. I met a guy last summer and I swear he just hopped off the John Deere 2 minutes before I met him. Wearing a gray sweatshirt with a hole and sweat stains, paint-spattered jeans, grass-stained sneakers and a greasy looking ballcap. I won't even try to describe the smell emanating from him. He went in for a hug and I automatically put my arm up. I can understand not dressing to the 9's for a meeting, but geez, put a little effort into it.
 Chromis1
Joined: 9/9/2015
Msg: 4
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When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 11:35:12 AM
^^^^ Gotta wonder sometimes if folks who do this are subconsciously or not self-sabotaging themselves.
 OnRumFoLy
Joined: 6/15/2014
Msg: 5
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 12:34:04 PM
Count yourself lucky you found out early on - as in, before there was a relationship. My ex stopped the daily showers and moved to weekly showers about a month after we started living together and he wanted bjs every day.

Yeah, sure dear!!!! I’m on it - NOT!
 Whatsamattababy
Joined: 12/24/2015
Msg: 6
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:03:06 PM
I once met a guy off here and I made a joke about his not having shaved. He said "I wasn't going to shave for this." Psychoalalyse that, please.
 Butterchickenchuck
Joined: 9/18/2015
Msg: 7
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:07:05 PM
^^^^^ " I wasn't going to shave for this " translates to " I don't feel any chemistry ".....for EITHER gender
 caballerosiempre
Joined: 12/5/2015
Msg: 8
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:14:27 PM
I once met a woman who had a swarm of flies buzzing around her behind..circling....kid you not..I assume that either her bunghole or her pants were not very well washed to attract a swarm like that..she seemed not to notice..either the smell of sh1t or was on her period?
 Whatsamattababy
Joined: 12/24/2015
Msg: 9
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:15:48 PM
^ That doesn't even make sense. We hadn't met before. He was the one who wanted to meet. If you can't do better than that, I'm revoking your license to practice.
 Kashmir60
Joined: 1/19/2016
Msg: 10
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:17:17 PM
^^^^^^

Dude, that's just nasty. Way way TMI!
 Inner_Gorilla
Joined: 12/3/2015
Msg: 11
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:20:48 PM
How do you bathe if you live in Flint!!! And remember more lead can be absorbed by inhaling the hot water.

Ouch.
 caballerosiempre
Joined: 12/5/2015
Msg: 12
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:22:47 PM
well..someone else (OP) started it..Kashmir 60 or Inner_Gorilla..whichever of your 2 accounts made the post
 Butterchickenchuck
Joined: 9/18/2015
Msg: 13
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:26:43 PM
"That doesn't even make sense. We hadn't met before. He was the one who wanted to meet. If you can't do better than that, I'm revoking your license to practice."


Allow me to clarify :

If he DID feel chemistry he would have had a different excuse , as in, a NON offensive one

Capice ?
 Whatsamattababy
Joined: 12/24/2015
Msg: 14
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:32:44 PM
^ My bad. But your bedside manner could still use some work.







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 Walts
Joined: 5/7/2005
Msg: 15
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:38:37 PM

When did men stop bathing?


Personally, I haven't stopped. I bathe once a week, no matter what. Usually, it's Monday morning after a weekend full of shenanigans. Of course, sometimes, if the weekend was a real good one, I forget but, I make sure I double bathe the following Monday.

If you actually do some research on some of the "stuff" we use to cover up our natural odours, you would probably "stink" too. You definitely wouldn't let it near your children.
 BlackOnyx48
Joined: 1/7/2016
Msg: 16
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:47:40 PM
Well...you are Canadian, so I don't understand why funky...crusty azz men are a surprise, did you just relocate there ?
I live in New York...and I can smell them from here....

 Lasthookbringsme
Joined: 11/8/2015
Msg: 17
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:48:15 PM
Maybe they are among the scads of woo-niacs that like the au naturel "no soap"baths? (Some of them don't believe in germs and washing their hands after wiping their arses, so I'd watch out.)
 marrakech7
Joined: 1/13/2016
Msg: 18
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 1:58:52 PM
Almost as bad is waaaayyyy too much perfume or aftershave. Stink is stink. Yuk. As for b.o., oh my, both men and women are guilty. I once shared an office with a woman and I knew when her period began and ended .

The thing is, many that stink don't realise that they stink as they are used to their own stink, both body odours and perfume.
 caballerosiempre
Joined: 12/5/2015
Msg: 19
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 2:01:27 PM
I hope that everyone, especially women,, always remember to wipe front to back, not the other way around..

B.O. starting up an anti - Canadian hate group? Oh, my..
 Whatsamattababy
Joined: 12/24/2015
Msg: 20
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 2:08:50 PM
There are some mental illnesses that can be associated with lack of hygiene. Depression and schizophrenia are the ones that come to mind. Not sure what the explanation is for everyone, though. (Unless they're Canadian, of course.)
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 21
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 2:17:52 PM
I'm pretty sure that guy was smelling New Jersey. He just likes to pretend it's Canada he's smelling.
 Ouija2025
Joined: 6/11/2014
Msg: 22
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 2:35:56 PM
huh, there are usually a few chime in to say you should have mentioned it - the tell the truth group :/
Ok, one stinky guy but a lot of them? Soap doesn't cost much - no excuse. It's the bacteria that smells.
Eternity - that is why I refuse to shake hands.
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 23
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 2:46:01 PM

(Unless they're Canadian, of course.)


What's wrong with a Canadian wanting to smell like a moose or caribou? That's the sweet smell of nature. You won't see Eskimos complaining about how their partners smell.
 GeminiFun
Joined: 1/23/2011
Msg: 24
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 2:55:48 PM
Fortunately, I do not live in Michigan. I am very angry that what is occurring in Flint Michigan is or could happen anywhere in the developed world, much less in humanity.
Sadly, I can only call on my years of training for Emergency services, backpacking and camping where we bathe using Baby wipes. Yes, it is expensive if it is your only option for personal hygiene for months or years.
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 25
When did men stop bathing?
Posted: 1/29/2016 3:11:01 PM
Caretaking for elderly parents, I discovered some people stop b/c they fear falling in the slippery tub and breaking a hip, due to balance issues. Perhaps that's the case with these people, or they're just lazy, or don't care enough or....not sure what. Glad to say, I never meet these people. Sorry to say, don't meet any people. I guess its all another reason to date young? :)
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