Recently I have noticed a new hyper-focus of mine, and I certainly don’t need to add anything to my list of dating requirements, but I have found myself taking stock of people’s teeth.
Maybe it’s because I wanted to be a dentist, or perhaps because my birth father and sister are both dentists, but when people have ugly teeth I get fixated. And I can’t seem to get past it!
If a guy seems to have wonky teeth in a photo, I get turned off and don’t swipe right.
When I meet someone and I notice their teeth when they are talking, I seem to get distracted by their teeth instead of what the person is saying. A few girls who work for me have some sincere teeth issues. They are attractive enough girls,but the moment they open their mouth I think “why haven’t you done something about that?”
I realize not everyone can afford good dental care and there are lots of people who don’t want to go to a dentist because they are afraid of the pain. My brother has always been afraid, but I also don’t think he really brushes his teeth much and with the cigarette smoking he has the grossest looking teeth around.
Bennett could use some teeth whitening but otherwise his teeth are in good health and straight.
Dan has terrible teeth too and when he’s talking, I get turned off. We were out to dinner Monday and as he was laughing I got a highly visible shot of just how crooked his teeth are and it really put me off. It actually impacted my level of attraction to him.
I swear I must be the most particular person around, but this is driving me nuts. It’s bad enough I want them to be 6′ etc etc but now I need perfect teeth as well?
One guy, on Bumble, claiming to be a dentist, had the worst teeth in a photo I’ve seen. I took a screen shot and sent to my sister and we are convinced he couldn’t have a very healthy practice because if you saw your dentists teeth be less than perfect you should be questioning his ability to care for yours!
Anyway…random thought for the day. God help me and all my limitations!