Bad breath, being rude to service staff & more: S’poreans share their deal breakers when meeting someone for the first time

What are your deal breakers?

| Melanie Lim | Sponsored | October 06, 2021, 05:50 PM

There are several things to consider when deciding the type of people you want in your life.

From chemistry and common interests to the type of world views or values the other person may have, most of us have a rough idea of who we want to be friends (or even potential partners) with.

But just as there are specific traits we look for in the friends or partners we’re hoping to have in our lives, there are other traits about them that might put us off too.

While not everyone might have the same opinion on what these traits are, we decided to find out from our readers what their deal breakers are when meeting someone for the first time.

Here are the top responses we gathered.

Poor hygiene such as bad breath

Out of over 240 responses we received, the number one deal breaker many of our readers had when meeting someone for the first time is poor hygiene like bad breath or body odour.

This probably isn’t surprising, given that someone else’s hygiene (breath and smell) is the first thing you notice about them (apart from appearance), and often make or break impressions.

Being rude or disrespectful to service staff

Next on the list was being rude or disrespectful to service staff.

Given how hard service staff toil at their jobs just to make our lives a little easier, they definitely do not deserve to be mistreated but instead should be respected.

Arrogance, self-centredness and always talking about themselves

Finally, the third most common dealbreaker for our readers were individuals who are arrogant, boastful or self-centred.

Most of us might have come across such people in our lives, be it in school, at work, or even on first dates with strangers.

And although we can pretty much agree that such people are sorely lacking in EQ or self-awareness, they probably just need some schooling in the art of being decent people.

Use NONIO mouthwash to help prevent bad breath

While we might not have solutions to all the aforementioned deal breakers, we do have a good remedy for bad breath, which is a common deal breaker for many.

Introducing NONIO mouthwash, the fresh breath expert from Japan which is developed by LION - Japan's number one oral care company*.

With a mild taste during usage and no burning sensation, NONIO mouthwash helps to kill 99.9 per cent of bad-breath causing bacteria^ with Cetylpyridinium Chloride, an antibacterial agent.

At just S$8.90 per 600ml bottle, it is currently available in selected supermarkets, retail outlets and the LION Official Store in Lazmall and Shopee.

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With NONIO, you can now embrace everyday interactions without fear of your bad breath being a deal breaker for others.

Contest to win S$1,000 worth of cash and NONIO products

From October 1 to 17, NONIO is also having a contest where participants will stand to win S$1,000 worth of cash and NONIO products.

All you have to do is use NONIO’s Instagram story filter found under their profile and open your mouth to match the NONIO mouthwash within the bottle outline.

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Follow @lion.singapore on Instagram
  2. Upload your story with our NONIO filter (Profile must be set to public)
  3. Tag @lion.singapore and include the hashtag #SayNOtobadbreathwithNONIO

Five lucky winners will each walk away with S$200 cash and NONIO products.

Get creative and submit as many entries as you like to capture the judge’s attention from now till October 17, 11:59pm.

To find out more, click here.

*INTAGE SRI+, Lion is Japan’s number one company in oral care category, value sales, CY2020.

^NONIO mouthwash helps to kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria that causes bad breath, based on Lion’s lab test.

This sponsored article by NONIO mouthwash made this writer more self-aware about her personal hygiene.

Top image via Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay