I’ve got a question re: bad breath:
I’ve been dating this girl for a few months and whenever we go out for dinner, she orders some kind of salad with either garlic dressing, green onions or blue cheese, which leaves her with a smelly breath for hours...
How do you tell a woman that she has bad breath in a tactful way? Is it appropriate to suggest to go pick up some breath mints? Please let me know.
Thanks and cheers,
Well two possibilities come to mind.
1) She's not aware of her poor choice in food.
2) She's trying to keep you away because you're a crappy kisser.
I'm only kidding on number 2.
Let me put the answer this way...
Stop trying to be too nice to her. By ducking out telling her something like this, you're putting her up on a pedestal (just a bit) and also becoming too concerned with keeping up barriers between you two in terms of your communication. This makes it harder to have a REAL relationship later on.
As long as you don't do something totally stupid, like say, "Whew! Your breath is strong enough to knock a buzzard off a shit heap!" - you'll be fine.
The Alpha Man just politely says, "Hey, honey, you're going to want one of these after you're done with the meal." And hand her a breath mint or an Altoid or something. Have the mints already. And then use one yourself.
Do it with a smile, and don't make a big deal out of it.
If she's so insecure that she can't handle the truth about her breath, you probably have a more serious problem than bad salad dressings.