If you’re going to get close to someone, physically or emotionally, at some point their personal hygiene will come into play. Does he brush his teeth on a regular basis? Does he shower as often as human beings should? Or is he like Zac Efron who would rather not shower after a very sweaty game of basketball? Gross.
While sweating, because it’s natural, isn’t exactly a no-no, not showering after this aforementioned sweat can be the kiss of death in a relationship. Guys, just think about how you smell everywhere after such an activity. Shower, dudes, shower!
We asked women how they feel about men’s hygiene, what they’d put up with, what would make them run, and what, surprisingly, they find attractive.
SWEATY CAN BE HOT.
Amanda, 25, was too embarrassed to admit it on Facebook, but she loves sweaty guys: “I LOVE sweaty dudes. Like not even lightly, just-worked-out fragrant, I like when it smells as if it’s been stewing and very strong. I don’t know why, I’m gross, I guess.”
“I know I REALLY like them if the sweat doesn’t bother me,” says Becky, 29. “Otherwise… not really a turn on.”
“Sweating just for the sake of sweating, no. Sweating in the sweltering heat or because we’re have sex, hot,” says Jen, 33.
WASH UP, OR YOU’RE NOT GETTING ANY.
“They MUST be washed. And not wear bad cologne. Or too much cologne. Really I just need to be able to breathe,” says Rachael, 25.
“I can’t even with dirty guys. I think it’s because I’m the type who showers 2 to 3 times a day in the summer. Even with guys I’ve loved, I’ve found their sweat or body odor repulsive. Maybe I haven’t found the right guy,” says Tanya, 30.
“If he hasn’t showered in a couple days and he’s not a smelly person, then it’s fine. But the one major MUST for me is awesome dental hygiene. If he doesn’t floss and brush regularly, I’m gone,” says Lizzie, 34.
What about unwashed hair and cologne? Find out: What Women Really Think Of … Your Personal Hygiene
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