I've been dating a guy for about a month, it was going great, he was attentive, adored me, was kind, good at communicating etc BUT his personal hygiene wasn't that great. Eventually I just couldn't see past it and I've ended it. Am I really shallow or is it a big deal?
No it's not shallow and it's true that what you wer seeing was probably him at his best, so as the relationship developed he would probably have got worse. Lack of personal hygiene would be an issue for me too.
If you've binned him already then drop him a note to say why. He may not realise the problem he's got and you'll often find that friends don't want to bring that kind of thing up (although really you'd have hoped his parents would have by now!) You'll be doing him a favour in the long run.
I suppose I think it's shallow because he has so many good points but this one thing overshadowed all of them. But he's come to my house after work, sleep with me, go to work in the same clothes as the day before without showering...I shouldn't have to tell an adult that that's not really ok.
Oh, I love that threads HellsBells. I'm pretty sure that's the one with the "sex suitcase" guy.
Op, you don't need any reason to dump a guy after a month. If you don't click, you don't click. Doesn't matter how many 'lovely' charateristics you can fit on a pros and cons list.
But FWIW, poor hygiene is not a shallow reason to end things. Even if he isn't a stinky tramp-smelling never-washer, if it grosses you out, that's enough.
I might not be put off by someone going off to work the next day unwashed. If he was clean enough during the date, then what he smells like at work isn't my problem. On the other hand, I would be extremely put off if, say, someone leapt into the shower the moment we'd finished sex rather than enjoying sweaty cuddling.
Hmm. So what I think I'm saying is that you and I shouldn't date MyGast. I think I might be a bit too filthy (not in that way) for you.
You can leave any relationship, at any time, for whatever reason. You are not shallow in the slightest
This in spades. It's not shallow to not want to be with someone for any reason - what matters to you might not matter to other people but it's not for them to say. It's hardly a choice or conscious decision what we do or don't find attractive so it can't be shallow.