What would ruin a night faster than a little halitosis emanating from your date? That’s a question that sociologists, dating experts and the generally curious have been asking for a long time now, and it seems like the answer is almost always “nothing.” Bad breath is, hands down, one of the biggest turn-offs around – as confirmed by a recent survey.
Conducted by a manufacturer of electronic cigarettes (which are fodder for a blog post of their own), the poll found that halitosis is one of the few turn-offs that both genders can agree on.
Oral odor, beards and tattoos
A spokesperson for the e-cigarette company noted that, as you might expect, men and women have different primary turn-offs. Guys told surveyors that having extensive tattoos is the biggest way that a woman can torpedo a date, while the ladies shot back that growing a thick, matted beard is the number-one thing that send men home alone.
But both sides agreed on the second most common turnoff, because #2 for men and women alike was bad breath.