Great Guy/Bad Breath!

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    Dec 04, 2007 9:15 PM GMT
    Uuuuh, well a week or so ago I went out on a date with this guy: real sweet guy, great body, neat car, and some talented hands (he felt me up in the theatre). We had great conversation at dinner and are both into fitness.

    Still, I didn't call him back for a second date because he had the worst halitosis and his kisses tasted like hot pepper juice.

    He's an older guy; i'm partial to older guys and a little halitosis comes with the territory, but he's got the most i've ever encountered.
    Anyway,he contacted me Thursday inquiring about a second date and well, I really do like his company. So, do you RealJocks have any advice on what to do about his bad breathicon_question.gif

    And, how do you guys deal with this issue? Like i have, if you meet the best guy with the worst breath, what is your reaction and how do you dealicon_question.gif
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    Dec 04, 2007 9:55 PM GMT
    Uh, I tell him. It's like if you sit in something, you don't KNOW your ass is covered in shit, he doesn't know he has bad breath. This happened to me once, told him, he took care of it, and the princes lived happily ever after.

    the End.
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    Dec 04, 2007 10:02 PM GMT
    Well if he's on this site and reads these form he will figure it out that it is him you just mentioned. Then the cat's out the bag.

    Did it ever occur to you to just simply offer the guy a mint or some gum?

    It could have been what he ate or a side affect to some medication.

    We have all suffered from bad-breath atleast once.
    We do every morning when we wake up!

    If he does read your thread...he may re-think the idea of a second date with you.
  • auryn

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    Dec 04, 2007 10:35 PM GMT
    Start the night of by buying a round of Rumblemintz. The peppermint and the 100 proof alcohol will destroy almost all kinds of halitosis.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Dec 04, 2007 10:43 PM GMT
    I agree with nudewoody. Just tell him. Hi probably does not know.
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    Dec 04, 2007 10:48 PM GMT
    I would tell him. Bad breathe can be a symptom of other underlying illnesses, you'll be doing him a favour. And if he likes you then I'm sure he won't take it too badly.
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    Dec 04, 2007 10:56 PM GMT
    I once had a good friend who had bad halitosis. And she would tell stories about her latest boyfriends offering her breath mints on their romantic dates - she thought it was funny, she had no idea she suffered from a breath problem. Her relationships never lasted long and I really do believe it's in large part because of her halitosis. Our friendship ended before I figured out whether to broach the issue with her. In retrospect, I really wish I had - she really needs to know and no one is saying anything! It's a difficult situation but you're doing them a big favor in the long run.
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    Dec 04, 2007 11:18 PM GMT
    I agree with most said. If you really interested in him, then be honest. If he's really interested in you, he will do something about it too. Buy him the strongest breath mint or spray and gave it to him as gift. see if he get the hint.
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    Dec 04, 2007 11:22 PM GMT
    Thankyou, Innerathlete,
    It's hard to tell him because I don't want him to think i'm making sport of the issue. On our date, i saw him eat several mints because we went to Los Tres (one of my fave Mexican joint) for dinner and there he did consume alcohal. None of this helped, which is how I know it is halitosis, but he is already intimidated by me in many ways; he told me so and I don't want to alienate him.I was just hoping he was having a bad night, but I could be wrong and he could singe my nose hairs again on this second date.icon_neutral.gif
  • GQjock

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    Dec 04, 2007 11:27 PM GMT
    You see...that's a real no no with me
    If you can't take the time to take care of something like that or even Notice that it's a problem
    .... why would you even waste time with a guy like that?
    .....
    lol...sometimes my inflexibility amazes even me
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    Dec 04, 2007 11:33 PM GMT
    Well, CQ, because I dig the guy.
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    Dec 04, 2007 11:41 PM GMT
    Check out www.profresh.com. And if you tell him that you dig him and want to help him work on the problem he'll see it as you being interested in him. Win/win approach.

    Good luck.
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    Dec 04, 2007 11:43 PM GMT
    WOOF!
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    Dec 04, 2007 11:44 PM GMT
    yo man...just give him a bottle of Listerine, or give him some gum before you make out with him...and yes tell him, that`s all you gotta do.
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    Dec 04, 2007 11:49 PM GMT
    Try popping in a gum, yourself. Then offer him a piece. If he doesn't accept, when you kiss him, give him yours...he he he.
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    Dec 05, 2007 12:41 AM GMT
    As a former sufferer of EXTREME BAD BREATH, I will share my cure.

    My breath was so bad I was socially crippled because of it. I brushed my teeth, my tongue, my gums, anything and everything. I gargled with Listerine 5 times a day. I even tried gargling with pure lemon juice. Nothing worked.

    Within 15 to 20 minutes of brushing and gargling, friends and family would tell me my breath smelled like a sewer!

    Then one day I found my cure. And the bottle only costs about a $1.

    My breath now can remain fresh or "normal" for a day or even two. Morning breath is not even a big problem anymore.

    The miracle solution is: 5% to 7% hydrogen peroxide

    Brush your teeth and tongue. Gargle with some of the hydrogen peroxide for 30 seconds to a minute(don't swallow it). Let the hydrogen peroxide fizz and bubble in your mouth then spit it out.

    Then gargle with Listerine. Your bad breath problem should be solved.

    I fought bad breath for 20 years before I found the solution.
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    Dec 05, 2007 12:55 AM GMT
    the issue could be more then just oral. My coworker complained her husband had really bad breath. and it smell like something died in him. he tried it all, and nothing work. so he went to see a doctor. and gave him some antibiotic that he take for a week. she told me the pill is so good, it even cure his smelling feet and all bo.
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    Dec 05, 2007 1:24 AM GMT
    WOW, GuyDiver,
    Thank you for your expose'. I understand the power of the peroxide. It is what I wash my mouth with and it cleanses sooo well.
    You have helped me because now I can suggest a solution to my friend immediately after I drop the bomb; that's really grand because I suspect this bad breath may be affecting other aspects of his life.With the issue squashed,it will mean a happier dinner guest for me.
  • liftordie

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    Dec 05, 2007 1:38 AM GMT
    the problem may not be as cosmetic as we all are assuming. alot of times bad breathe comes from poor dental hygeine. meaning he may have a slight or not slight case of gum disease. a cavity. etc. something that only a trip to the dentist can rectify. not every solution can be found at Walgreens !!!
  • tron

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    Dec 05, 2007 2:14 AM GMT

    I agree with Redheadguy and Liftordie - halitosis can be the result of serious dental and health issues.

    I've known a handful of poor souls who have had digestive tract problems, acid reflux, and even some medications that have caused them horrible bad breath that would almost make you want to vomit! icon_cry.gif

    Caring about someone isn't always about the fun romantic stuff. Talk to him about your concerns openly and honestly. Then have your guy make an appointment with both his dentist and doctor!

    The sooner then you can enjoy all his other qualities! icon_razz.gif
  • Alan95823

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    Dec 05, 2007 7:06 AM GMT
    I agree, tell him gently but honestly. Years ago, when i was 19 or so, this great guy wanted to date me... cute, fun, clever, etc.. and breath that smelled worse than any catbox I've ever cleaned.

    I tried to be tactful, but at 19, he was awfully sensitive about it and reacted badly. Luckily, your guy is older so you can discuss it with him as well as suggestions for finding a solution to it.
  • GQjock

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    Dec 05, 2007 11:25 AM GMT
    Then if you really "dig" this guy you're either gonna have to bite the bullet and suffer the consequences
    or... come out and tell him so he can do something about it
  • zakariahzol

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    Dec 05, 2007 1:30 PM GMT
    I used to have this problem as a teenager. Then I go to the dentist, he pulled out bad, big hole cavity wisdom teeth and the problem is solved.
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    Dec 05, 2007 2:06 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear-

    Guydriver He's right!

    "The miracle solution is: 5% to 7% hydrogen peroxide"

    It's a cure all. Mi Madre' use it all the time on us kids when we scraped our needs and had an ear infection.

    he can buy it over the county in health aid isle of the market.

    But you have to get past the foam first! 8-)

  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 06, 2007 1:25 PM GMT
    Well this has been a pretty enlightening thread.

    I don't suffer from bad breath and I don't think I've ever kissed anyone who has suffered from it, but I had no idea you could use Hydrogen Proxide in this way.

    Excellent advice and input. Hopefully GuiltyGear will have a successful conclusion to his date next time.
    You realize we expect a follow up thread to talk about what happens with your date....icon_biggrin.gif