Ok, this is completely off topic but I need all the help I can get. You guys always have some great advice so I hope no one minds me posting this here.
I met a seemingly good guy a couple weeks ago. We talked for about 2 weeks via text/phone/interwebz before our schedules matched up for a date. We had tons of chemistry while talking and it was the same in person.
However, his breath about blew me out the door!
Seriously, I had to roll down the window about 4 inches in the car to get fresh air while we were talking. His breath smells like a really bad infected tooth. I dry-heaved but covered it up with a cough.
Needless to say I bypassed the first kiss....
He is smart, funny, sweet, totally cute, etc.. I really don't want to let something like this be a deal breaker. I don't think gum, mints, etc. is going to help at all. He has a nice smile with nice teeth, but when he smiles really big you can see he's got some issues at the gum line. Definitely in need of some dental work. That also means his breath is an ongoing issue and not a one time thing.
How do I handle this? I don't want to be shallow but the thought of going anywhere near his mouth, or being in close quarters with him makes me gag.
There has to be a happy ground somewhere?