IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never been on a date with a smelly boy, but perhaps I should consider myself lucky.
The online dating site Zoosk published a survey this week in honor of National Pet Peeve Week (yep, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a week for that!) and found that womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most common dating pet peeve is Ã¢â‚¬Å“when my date is smelly.Ã¢â‚¬Â In fact, 45 percent of women put this down as their biggest dating pet peeve.
What?!? I thought smelly dates were a thing from the movies or something, but not something that happened in real life. Slightly bewildered by this finding, I decided to ask the Women's Health Facebook fans about their own dating pet peeves. Lo and behold, an overwhelming number of women wrote about smells, bad breath, and BOÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
"Guys who don't know what personal hygiene is!! Please brush your teeth, bathe, and wear deodorant!" - Shayanne Charles
"His bad scent. Bad smell = total date disaster." - Jacqueline ELizabeth
"You're at dinner, everything is going well...until the guy orders EXTRA onions with his meal." - Kendra Slaughter
"It's not just the not brushing... FLOSS your teeth people." - Alicia Camacho Lawlor
"It's a shame how many people wrote "bad breath." And it's even sadder that men don't think about their breath before a first date. C'mon now, boys, really?!!!" - Mindy Lee
You said it, Mindy Lee!
Check out the full survey results for more dating pet peeves.