How we take care of our bodies is an extremely personal choice, but almost everyone has a grooming deal-breaker in dating (or two) that they just can't stomach in a partner. Whether it's flyaway nose hair, not showering, or long, unruly toenails, Twitter users are coming clean about the habits they find less than savory with the trending hashtag #groomingdealbreakers.
So many types of body self-care seem inconsequential: like how often you run a brush through your hair or how long you decide to grow it. Other kinds, however, are often relegated to the political realm, particularly when we're talking about people who identify on the feminine spectrum. A woman who chooses not shave her armpits or pubic area — or who grows in visible facial hair — is viewed as unfeminine and undesirable according to patriarchal standards, which is one reason why grooming habits can be powerful statements in themselves.
And although feminism teaches body acceptance, there's still some stuff many folks can't handle for one reason or another. I may not care how often someone showers or if they wear deodorant, but I've dated plenty a person who prefers a freshly washed bod 24/7 (which is probably why it didn't work out so well).
Here are 10 kinds of grooming dealbreakers folks on Twitter have:
1. Hair Deal-breakers
#GroomingDealbreakers Dry Shampoo does NOT replace the need to physically wet and wash your hair at least once a week. It doesn't.— Felicia (@Uni_corns83) April 14, 2017
#GroomingDealbreakers— Tom Malvaso (@TomMalvaso) April 14, 2017
I catch you combing your hair with with the fork I keep in my desk.
A beehive hairdo that has been colonized by bees. 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 #GroomingDealbreakers— Pat Mac McKenzie (@pat_4291_mac) April 14, 2017
A guy who spends more time on his hair than I do. #GroomingDealbreakers— ZeroFucks (@Zzzzznoname) April 14, 2017
2. Nail Deal-breakers
Biting your nails as opposed to cutting them. #GroomingDealbreakers— Matthew Young (@chesswiz77) April 14, 2017
3. Nose Hair Deal-breakers
4. Eyebrow Deal-breakers
#GroomingDealbreakers— Richard H (@FeeBooths) April 14, 2017
Eyebrows on Fleek...
I mean it just Fleeks me out....
Drawn on eyebrows. This trend is not for me. #GroomingDealbreakers— Lady Ä (@aphotomama) April 14, 2017
5. Eyelash Deal-breakers
#GroomingDealbreakers— Amy (@Amy07868593) April 14, 2017
You're going to have to cut your eyelashes. They can't be longer than mine.
6. Dental Care Deal-breakers
If your teeth either look like— Jess A. (@blend_jess) April 14, 2017
A: you ate a stick of butter
B: they glow in the dark
Where's your toothbrush? #GroomingDealbreakers
7. Makeup Deal-breakers
When a ladies neck and face are different colours. #GroomingDealbreakers— Geoff Clark (@geoffreyclark33) April 14, 2017
8. Pubic Hair Deal-breakers
9. Facial Hair Deal-breakers
10. Showering Deal-breakers
#GroomingDealbreakers Copious amounts of perfume instead of bathing— Slothsforme (@slothsforme) April 14, 2017