Would you date a guy who is handsome, built, smart - but has bad teeth. ?
Sometimes I meet guys who are really attractive, but may have missing, yellowed, or chipped teeth. For me, it's a total turn off - a no dater. Am I being too picky ?
Missing or chipped teeth? That's bad.
Yellow teeth? Like really yellow or just not blazingly white? Depends. I think dental bleaching has gotten out of hand.
Let me ask you this, OP: would you date a guy with perfect teeth but an imperfect body? Would you date a guy who's flawless physically, but not the brightest bulb? Would you date a brainiac with an awesome body and a great smile, but just an "ok" face?
It's up to you what your dealbreakers are, but you need to accept that no one is perfect, including you!
Well, there's bad and then there's BAD. I can understand rejecting a guy who has bad teeth to the point where it's a hygiene issue.
I have two slightly crooked teeth in an otherwise very good looking smile. Haven't spared the $7K or whatever to fix it but maybe in the future if my income goes up. Would I get rejected due to the slightly crooked teeth, in your criteria?
Bad breath is a problem.
Less than perfect teeth isn't a problem unless it also leads to a bad breath or hygiene problem.
'Bad' teeth, yes- as long as we're not in Shane McGowan territory. Bad breath, no. I actually like a little bit of toothy imperfection. It's kind of hot to me. The ultimate turn off is the Nuclear Smile.
Teeth needn't be perfect nor blindingly white. Missing teeth, badly stained or damaged...no.
You will encounter those teeth while kissing, and poor dental hygeine tastes and smells badly.
Nope. Deal breaker.
Unless you're stuck in Mongolia, bad teeth are a deal breaker.
The cock is not a whittle stick.
Crooked teeth sort of goes well with ruggedly handsome, but not butterface.
Like any of you would kick Ryan Gosling out of bed even if he had no teeth (and actors always have fake teeth). What a bunch of frauds.
[quote](and actors always have fake teeth
huh? as in dentures?
Ugh. I chipped my front tooth (very, very small, but it is driving me insane) on a fucking water fountain a few weeks ago. I guess no one will ever love me.
r9 - RG is your beauty standard? Hey girl, I think you're on the wrong board.
(And toothless might be useful with the lights out, but it would be quite repulsive in the light of day, no matter how attractive the individual.)
There was this guy at work. Very handsome, gorgeous blue eyes, ass to kill for, but two 90% eaten-away-by-decay front teeth. I couldn't figure how he even got hired. Anyway, I wanted him so badly, but no way I could get past those teeth. I was even ready to offer to pay for the dental work, but I got transferred. Dang.
Bad teeth and bad breath are dealbreakers.
Am I British?
It would depend on the degree of bad teeth-ness lol. I don't require perfect teeth, but he can't have super yellow teeth, any missing front teeth, or crazily jacked up/crooked. A spot of discoloration here and there, maybe 1 tooth in the front that is not quite in perfect alignment...OK.
If the breath is horrible, that's a big no.
Last bf with bad teeth was brought to my orthodontist for a full makeover.
CK I hope you paid. That poor twink had lint in his pockets before he met you and perfect teeth after the fact.
Bad teeth are OK as they can be fixed with my cash. If they have a foreskin, they are promptly shown to the door. No amount of hot, built, smart makes up for that defect.
One agree vote with R19, and off we go ... !
R19 for Good Taste Czar.
R19 feeling a little "incomplete" lately.
Why can't your cash fix that defect too?
Please. My hot yoga instructor is a hippified country boy. One part Woodstock, one part Deliverance, one part porn star. And he has these crooked, sharp little teeth. Somehow they enhance his charm. I love him deeply.
I'd date James Franco in a heart beat
And I'd fight you for him, R25. I can't believe the hate directed towards him.
Here's the shitty reality: dental care in the US is extremely expensive and most people, even those with insurance coverage, have meager dental benefits. My job covers me for $1,000 a year and absolutely no cosmetic coverage. I take great care of my teeth. Still, I need braces. My parents couldn't afford them when I was a kid.
To get braces now would cost me thousands of dollars that I can't afford. I'm not poor but I can't justify $7,000 worth of orthodonture. Think about that, OP, when you're judging people's teeth. I can afford a car or braces. I need a car for work. I don't need braces for my livelihood.
Smart men don't have bad teeth.
Bad teeth usually go hand in hand with bad breath. Aside from that, ugly teeth are just grotesque. For me, bad teeth are a complete turn-off.
Only total perfection is acceptable. Period.
R28 Actually, bad teeth can be the result of genetics as much as care. My sister is a dental hygienist and is scrupulous in her own dental self-care, but we both have had to get tooth replacements because of inherited patterns of tooth loss. She has managed to get implants--I have a removable partial. We've done just fine.
Dental prosthetics are very expensive and most insurance covers a small piece of them, if at all. And, of course, there's a domino effect--go too long with some kind of replacement and other teeth in the mouth shift, and gums often get in bad shape.
Tooth loss can also be caused by medication. An acquaintance of mine had to get full dentures in his 20s because he had taken Dilantin for epilepsy since he was a child (it leaches calcium from your teeth and bones).
I'd rather date a guy with bad teeth than someone wearing those fucking veneers