Q: Dear Love Jays,
I love to eat garlic and can’t seem to give it up no matter how hard I try. This wouldn’t be a problem if my new girlfriend wouldn’t complain about my breath so much. I try to kick the habit, but can’t seem to stop myself and I’m starting to notice I’m getting kisses less and less. What should I do?
A: Dear My Breath is Kicken,
Head to your local Target and pick up the following items: toothpaste, mouthwash, floss and a year supply of mints!
I’m all for some garlic myself – I literally season every piece of food I cook with garlic. But if that little bit of flavor is the reason your girl isn’t giving you kisses, it’s time to significantly curb your garlic intake. We aren’t talking cigarettes or alcohol – we are talking about some damn seasoning! If cutting it out your diet truly isn’t an option (I don’t blame you if you can’t because garlic really is on point), indulge in it when you’re certain the lady won’t be around for the day.
What’s my favorite word again? Sacrifice? Seems to be a recurring theme. Learn early good friend!
A: Dear Garlic Breath is just a step above onion breath,
I love garlic as much as the next person, it is hands down one of my favorite things to season my food with; however when your diet starts affecting your love life it is time to switch it up.
Anyone who has ever been in a relationships knows your partner is not going to have fresh breath all of the time. You have to deal with morning breath, nap breath, night time breath, hungry breath, and all kind of different smelling smells coming from the mouth. It is inevitable. (Sounds gross, but you know how it is. Don’t front)
Anywho, when your significant other expresses thier disdain for a not so natural odor coming from your mouth you have to find a way to accomodate that. Maybe on days when you know you won’t see her until later or at all you can indulge in garlic.
For example, I LOVE pico de gallo, but the way it taste and the way it smells on me are two different things. The first time Mr. J smelled it on me he was floored and not in a good way. Since then I have discovered the wonders of guacamole, similar taste and no negative effect on my breath. Problem solved. That doesn’t mean I can never have pico de gallo again, I have to pick and choose when I am going to eat it.
So for now, limit your garlic intake and go from there. And so you know utilizing a tongue scraper and a tooth brush wouldn’t hurt either.
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