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11 Percent of Americans Have Ended a Relationship Over Bad Hygiene

All breakups stink, but some smell worse than others: In a recent online survey of 1,000 Americans, 11 percent of the respondents confessed to ending a relationship because of their partner’s terrible hygiene habits. The data was collected by SCA, a company that makes personal hygiene products, so while this is perhaps not the most science-y of sources, the figure feels true to life. After all, confronting someone about their stank-breath or sweaty pits is a terrifying prospect; who has the guts for that? Perhaps it’s easier to simply make a clean break, in hopes that you’ll land a cleaner person.

When Bad Hygiene Ends a Relationship