Many smokers also work out and eat healthfully; smoking, for them, provides a way for them to relax or ease stress.
If you rule out people who don’t smoke, the reality is that you are ruling out thousands – no, millions – of people!
Yet the question about whether you should date a smoker is valid.
When you consider this list, maybe smoking doesn’t seem so bad?
If you meet someone who is a great catch – good personality, good job, and a willingness to commit to you – be very careful about saying “no” just because he or she smokes.
The truth is that a relationship can survive and be happy if the smoker makes certain accommodations (smokes outside, or tries to smoke mostly when you’re not around, or brushes teeth prior to kissing or getting close).
If you’re the one who smokes If you are the smoker, it goes without saying that you would serve yourself well to quit.
When you’re a health nut and need your partner to be a health nut, too Some people pride themselves in prioritizing physical health, including eating healthfully, exercising, and avoiding all unhealthy behaviors.
But to suggest that smokers don’t similarly value healthfulness would be inaccurate.
Here are some hints if you’re dating someone who smokes and you don’t or if you’re a smoker dating a non smoker.