Most Helpful Guys
It is nasty, very nasty. I made the mistake once of kissing someone right after a smoke and I was completely turned off immediately. It was like licking an ashtray! However, while I strongly prefer not to date a smoker, I think I would if I liked them enough. Not necessarily a "deal breaker". But we'd have to work some things out for sure, first, we'd never kiss right after a smoke, ever!! lol But I also wouldn't want it in my house either if we lived together, so? It would depend on a lot of things and if we could compromise on them or not?
Most Helpful Girls
I would not, even if he was the cutest, sexiest man alive. The same applies for a woman by the way.
If there is something I don't like, it is the smell of smoke on someone's clothes and breath. It seems that this smell is so strong that it impregnates everything, including the skin.
I try to live healthy and I just cannot see myself sharing my life with a smoker or someone doing drugs, even the "harmless" ones. Furthermore, even if a smoker quits smoking for me, which I would appreciate, the bill most like will come when I need my partner most.
Towards the evening of our common life, when lung cancer is diagnosed, this person I shared everything may have to leave me much quicker than I ever want to and then I pay the price for him/her leaving me when I need the person's support the most.
Although I'm not a smoker myself, I feel it's too trivial a matter on which to decide whether someone is right for me. I also have bad habits.
Everybody does. I don't think it says anything about the person's character. So if i'm attracted to them, then i don't see why it should stop me.
The important question is how that person feels about their smoking. Whether they acknowledge that it's not good for them and intend to make an effort to quit at some point. That attitude indicates character.
If they smell like smoke, you set boundaries. If they don't respect those boundaries, then it's a character thing again.
In my opinion, being dismissive without fine-tuning the reasons, feels a little stubborn and like the person is full of preconceptions about what's good and bad for them in a relationship (which seems a bit silly).