No teeth, no love. Beware, if you are missing a tooth (or multiple teeth) you’d better make an appointment with your dentist (or find one because if you don't have teeth you probably don't have a dentist, either) because having holes where your chompers should be is one of the biggest turnoffs of all time for potential romantic partners.
Dating website Plenty of Fish has a thread dedicated to just teeth, with commenters writing to say they wish they’d known their date was missing teeth before the date, or and that they are confused as to why someone wouldn’t fix the problem before going on a dating spree.
One woman writes: “LMAO.....well I went out with this guy, great guy. Nice, romantic, hilarious, we clicked really well. Anyway, on our first date I found that behind this so far ‘perfect click,’ the only flaw I had was with his mouth but I just couldn't put my finger on it. I didn't want him noticing me dissecting his mouth with my eyes, so I tried to be discreet on this mission I had in figuring out what bugged me so much....And whatever it was he hid it well.
The second date I just couldn't help my mission of trying to figure out wtf this obsession was with me and the weirdness with his mouth....this guy talked so damn much that I finally figured it out during one of his elongated stories. Flapping his lips I noticed they flapped a little too much and then boom, I saw it, the flaw, the end to my obsession when all I saw was gums!…He had no upper teeth!!! I immediately called it out and asked him 'do you have teeth'? LMAO I think my boldness startled him and he said to me “Oh, I forgot to tell you no, ‘not on top' then went on with his story that a few years prior he had to get major work done and decided to get them all pulled instead...ok. How the hell could you 'forget' to tell someone you have no teeth when you were coming over for a barbecue, steak and corn on the cob to boot?
Nonetheless I was faced with this great guy who was 'teethless'. I was embarassed for him, and found myself feeling embarrassed at the thought of introducing him to friends, my family. It was a little stressful but since that guy I always make sure that the guy has ‘teeth' and ones that are white!”
Here, example of great (and many) teeth.
One commenter told her to “ask him about them before you just dump him over it. Find out if he is considering getting them fixed or something and then decide.”
Another said, “I cannot handle going for a man with bad teeth. I could not even sit and look at his mouth, and I have been out with ones with no teeth as their dentures don't fix. Please I just couldn't do it, he has to gums his food....yikes.”
Another thinks lying about the amount of teeth you have fans you are hiding much bigger skeletons.
“A person who doesn't tell people that they don’t have teeth is in bad taste. What else is he hiding? Men really don't tell us all. It sure would be nice if they tell us that they don't have teeth.”
One gives advice:
“Actually, a person with very bad teeth might want to consider getting them all pulled and getting dentures. That's cheaper in the long run and can avert some of the health issues found with rotting or poorly aligned natural teeth.”
“Bad teeth aren't going to cut it under any scenario. It's a major problem and there's no getting around that,” writes another woman.
And one even admits to having bad teeth, but has found love anyway.
“I’ll admit to having horrible, horrible teeth. My parents never really enforced hygiene on me when I was younger, ah well. I hate just about any toothpaste with a minty flavor as it is, but that hasn't stopped me from being in a relationship with someone who has much better teeth. I never show my teeth when I smile anyway. I fear an apocalypse would be in order if I executed such an action.”
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