Me: How was it?! Tell me everything!!
Jody: (back from a blind date): Um…it was good. We went to dinner and had good conversation. He’s really nice (interrupting herself) I’m sorry!! He had these awful, long yellow toenails!!
Me: gasp, hand covers mouth
Jody: I know!! I tried so hard to ignore them but I couldn’t! I just stared at them all night!
Good hygiene is a non-negotiable, especially while dating. Treat it or cover it. Only two options, folks. You are making a first impression and setting a tone for the evening. It’s like when you see a spider from your bed at night and suddenly everything feel itchy. When I see an untreated fungus in plain sight, everything feels icky. Not good.
**Disclaimer: Red flags are not always deal breakers. They mean to serve as a point in which you should stop and ask yourself, “Does this signify a deeper problem?” Red flags are also limited to things people choose to do, not things in which they have no control over.