I've only just started dating this really nice guy, but I can't bring myself to stand too close to him because he - ahem - smells. He showers everyday, but he still has body odour. He is really shy, nervous and sensitive so I don't want to make him draw back further into his shell by making a comment about it. At the same time, I really don't want to hug him or anything because of it. I know he has a blocked nose all the time, so obviously he can't smell it.
How can I gently hint that he should use deodorant? We have a mutual friend - I was thinking of maybe asking her to say something, without him knowing it's coming from me...
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That's sad. You can't ask your friend to do it as this is your problem between you and your boyfriend but I get the angle.
I would say to him that you would like to speak to him about something personal and that it is coming from a good place. Tell him that you are really enjoying the relationship and want it to continue. However, please would you do this one thing for me? It's just that on occasion (don't say to him it's all the time) you don't smell as fresh as you usually do. You know I care about you and love you and this is why I am saying this.
I would go along those lines because I doubt this will go away on it's own. Hope this helps.2