Dating with bad teeth

And it seems we're becoming pickier than ever, rejecting potential love matches simply because their teeth aren't up to scratch. Scroll down for video. Would you swipe right? Londoner Elspeth Healy, 29, took part in a social experiment to see whether she would be more successful with gappy teeth right or a perfect smile left. A social experiment set out to see if having bad teeth was a deal breaker when it comes to online dating - and found that singletons with a perfect smile received a staggering 60 per cent more messages than their gap-toothed counterparts.

Using the popular dating app Plenty of Fish, two real-life singletons - marketing executive Elspeth Healy, 29 and builder Darren Bird, 35, both from London - each created two separate dating accounts. Both sets of accounts had identical settings - likes, friends, and almost exactly the same photographs. A picture of Elspeth on a beach left was edited to give her a missing tooth right.

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The social experiment set out to see if having bad teeth was a deal breaker when it comes to dating. Over the course of one week, 1, men and women were targeted — or 'liked' as potential dates — by Elspeth and Darren. Elspeth's 'perfect teeth' profile receives 60 per cent more messages than her yellow-toothed counterpart, with messages pouring in from 1, matches over the course of one week.

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It included one message from a man named Niko, who told her: An original picture of builder Darren Bird, The survey found that singletons with a perfect smile received up to 60 per cent fewer messages than their gappy-toothed counterparts. Darren had less luck with his 'bad teeth' profile, pictured.

Using the popular dating app Plenty of Fish, the two guinea pigs each created two separate dating accounts. Some singletons failed to spot Elspeth's missing tooth right until after they had clicked on her profile. Both sets of accounts had identical settings - such as likes, friends and location. But female respondents were just as culpable; Darren's profiles not only produced similar results, but also highlighted the difference between how men and women use dating apps. Darren's 'bad teeth' profile only had two matches over the course of one week, while his 'good teeth' profile received just 19 matches.

The only difference was that one account featured the prospective dater with discoloured and missing teeth right ; and the matching profile had perfect teeth left.

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Around 74 per cent of all adults have had to have a tooth extracted, they found, while 48 per cent of the population say they are unhappy with their teeth. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Saturday, Jan 19th 5-Day Forecast. That's cheaper in the long run and can avert some of the health issues found with rotting or poorly aligned natural teeth. My parents never really enforced hygiene on me when I was younger, ah well. I hate just about any toothpaste with a minty flavor as it is, but that hasn't stopped me from being in a relationship with someone who has much better teeth.

I never show my teeth when I smile anyway. I fear an apocalypse would be in order if I executed such an action. Personal Space is Bravo's home for all things "relationships," from romance to friendships to family to co-workers. Ready for a commitment? Then Like us on Facebook to stay connected to our daily updates. Skip to main content.

I tried to argue that a lot of people don't come from privileged homes or even countries with easy access to dentists growing up, and that dental insurances can be very expensive. But eh, they wouldn't hear it. How do you feel about this?

Dating when you have Bad Teeth

Would you date someone suffering from a dental condition? Oct 25, 1, Omnipotent Self-requested ban Member. Oct 25, 4, Depends on how bad, but in general yes. I don't really care if someone doesn't have perfect teeth or even straight teeth. Oct 27, 18, Northern Ontario. Yes, but my teeth aren't great and I'm afraid to go and find out how much it's going to cost to get them fixed. Oct 27, 3, My mug's fucked up too. Oct 25, 10, Sweden. I have seriously fucked up teeth myself in terms of shape so I don't mind that all. Oct 28, They don't need to have perfectly straight and white teeth but if they're noticeably fucked up, that's a turn-off.

Would you date someone with bad teeth?

GenericForumName Banned for suspected use of alt account Member. Nov 26, If they are crooked but healthy then fine.

If they are all rotten, then no way in hell. Stop Motion Pornography Member. Nov 8, My teeth look good, but are probably horribly unhealthy. So, it's a Nov 2, Sounds like OP lives in a place that cares about perfect teeth. If answer is no, then would you date someone with dentures or fake teeth but still has poor habits and hygiene that causes tooth decay? Nov 8, 1, Teeth are so easy to fix now that this is kind of a strange question.

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A better question would be if you were willing to date someone you know has teeth implants or has had braces before, which are both cosmetic enhancements. Nov 10, Oct 27, Oct 25, 3, Oct 25, 5, It's my pet peeve so no.

Oct 26, My ex had crooked lower teeth and tbh it really bothered me though I never told her, for obvious reasons.