One of the few things my parents really did right was spring for braces when I was 12 – 14. I have a great smile (my LA ex called them “TV teeth”) — not too toothy (think Denzel), but just right. I think I’ve won over some women just from my smile.
What I don’t understand is why other people my own age have terrible, terrible teeth — I’ve been on dates with women who make mid five figures – to 6 figures and they have the teeth of a hobo. I mean, for about 5 grand and a year to two years that could totally be taken care of. And there’s Invisaline too! Hell, Tom Cruise got braces!
I mention this because there are people aware of this problem and try and bait and switch you on dating sites. For instance, this attractive blond last night wrote me a lovely, lovely personalized letter. She referenced a lot of things in my own profile and was funny….and then I clicked on her pictures.
Now, she had SEVEN pictures. Five of them were close up of her face. Great. BUT she was smiling that closed-mouth Dustin Hoffman smile in ALL five.
And in the last two she was smiling open mouthed, but it was far away AND blurry. In the one last blurry one, I could tell something bad was going on — buck, horse-y teeth…
I hate to sound so judgemental, but it’s really the one thing I can’t get past look-wise (maybe like some women can’t get past the height thing)….
Plus, I don’t like the bait-and-switch aspect of it — she’s aware of the problem but hiding it from guys until it’s too late.
I don’t know if I should write back — she works at a studio 55+ hours a week so I might use that as my out…