Dating While Vaping
If you’re a vaper in the dating scene, it’s important to remember that not everyone may be okay with your nicotine habits. While vaping is generally more accepted than smoking, some people are still bothered or on the fence about it.
When it comes to dating non-vapers there are some rules you have to follow
- Don’t hide it
Relationships are built on a foundation of trust. Secrets that involve deceiving your date could irreparably harm your future relationship. While vaping may turn off some potential partners, it’s always better to own up to your vaping and find someone who will accept you for who you are.
- Avoid vaping on the first date
Unless your date says it’s okay, avoid vaping around them to demonstrate respect for their health. Even if they say it’s okay, you shouldn’t vape during the conversion. It may be seen as rude and your date might think you’re distracted and not paying attention to what they’re saying.
- Don’t encourage them to join in
New couples tend to copy each other’s mannerisms, behaviors, and gestures when they begin dating - this is known as the chameleon effect. While vaping isn’t terrible, it is highly addictive, costs money and could potentially cause health risks. Don’t persuade your date, or anyone really, to vape if they don’t already. Just because you have a nicotine addiction doesn't mean they need to as well.
- Don’t bring it up too often
Try not to be the person who makes vaping their whole personality. While you may be excited to talk about your new Vaporesso GEN 200W or how Elf Bars are the best disposables on the market, it’s best to keep these conversations between you and your vaper friends. You should avoid talking about it too much unless your date asks questions and is interested in it.
- Don’t do any vape tricks
If you remember the vape nation meme from a couple of years ago - “A nation dedicated to the homies who set out to rip the fattest vape cloud possible. They're experts in the art of vape tricks and blazing it hard.” - then you know what we’re talking about. The truth is, no one cares about your vape tricks except… other people who do vape tricks.
- Don’t assume the aftertaste is fine
While vapers may not smell as bad as cigarette smokers, don’t assume your date wants to taste kiwi passionfruit guava or frozen pineapple lime every time they kiss you. An excessively sweet or artificial flavor may be unpleasant to them.
- Clean your mouth
Although less than smoking cigarettes, Vaping has a direct effect on your oral health. Exposure to e-cigarette vapor can lead to more bacteria in the mouth, which is associated with tooth decay, cavities, and gum diseases. It can also cause dry mouth, inflamed gums, and other issues. Having a dry mouth and low levels of saliva combined with the chemicals in vape juice can cause chronic bad breath. All this doesn’t sound too appealing to kiss, does it? Be conscious of your oral health as many of these problems can be avoided by using proper cleaning techniques.