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(Slate)   "I got Covid and lost my sense of smell. I've finally regained it, but much to my dismay I've learned that I can no longer tolerate my fiancé's smell. What should I do?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2021-04-19 10:26:35 PM  
Fumigate their butthole
 
2021-04-19 10:29:13 PM  
I don't care if Scarlett Johansson smells like garbage, it wouldn't even slow me down.
 
2021-04-19 10:36:34 PM  
As someone who went through ICU with COVID and had/have the long haul symptoms to back it up: 

You've got to be patient. It took 13 months for this stuff to start to fade. Others have stated that getting their vaccinations diminished if not outright ended their long-haul symptoms, so there's that.
 
2021-04-19 10:37:01 PM  
Get Covid again. It may just undo what it did the first time.
 
2021-04-19 10:37:19 PM  
Hope you like the smell of butt-stuff.
 
2021-04-19 10:49:32 PM  
Eat a lot of spicy food to reduce your sense of smell.
 
2021-04-19 10:53:35 PM  
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2021-04-19 11:10:17 PM  
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2021-04-19 11:21:39 PM  
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2021-04-19 11:22:12 PM  
Pack your bags, say, you stink and walk out the door.  Blame COVID.
 
2021-04-20 12:26:58 AM  
 
2021-04-20 3:02:37 AM  
You'll get over it.
 
2021-04-20 3:06:56 AM  
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2021-04-20 5:16:43 AM  
Tell your fiancé that now that your sense of smell has returned to please start using deodorant again.
 
2021-04-20 6:09:39 AM  

Znuh: As someone who went through ICU with COVID and had/have the long haul symptoms to back it up: 

You've got to be patient. It took 13 months for this stuff to start to fade. Others have stated that getting their vaccinations diminished if not outright ended their long-haul symptoms, so there's that.


I had a very minor case, and my smell and taste are still not right after five months. Even if those fully recover, the cardiac stuff is worrying me. I'll have my echocardiogram soon.

As for the letter writer, if they love him, they'll get over it.
 
2021-04-20 7:12:06 AM  
Starkist don't want tuna with good taste, Starkist wants tuna that tastes good.
 
2021-04-20 7:48:50 AM  
While I doubt the veracity of any advice column letter, this does touch on something important.

Scent is important. My last two relationships got cemented because the woman just smelled right. Not just pleasant, but like I'd come home. An expression of Gemütlichkeit in human form. As much as their eyes and boobs were pleasant, their touch warm and inviting, their scent was not a small part of the attraction. Smart, funny, pretty and smells wrong, and literally there is no chemistry. It is nature's way of telling you something is off. You won't make fine babies with this person.

The instance here is harder, because they were right, and now are perceived as wrong. Again, I doubt the veracity of the letter, but it is a thorny question.
 
2021-04-20 8:04:12 AM  
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2021-04-20 8:16:25 AM  

hubiestubert: While I doubt the veracity of any advice column letter, this does touch on something important.

Scent is important. My last two relationships got cemented because the woman just smelled right. Not just pleasant, but like I'd come home. An expression of Gemütlichkeit in human form. As much as their eyes and boobs were pleasant, their touch warm and inviting, their scent was not a small part of the attraction. Smart, funny, pretty and smells wrong, and literally there is no chemistry. It is nature's way of telling you something is off. You won't make fine babies with this person.

The instance here is harder, because they were right, and now are perceived as wrong. Again, I doubt the veracity of the letter, but it is a thorny question.


It happens with birth control too. My wife tried something different after the baby and a different smell from her hit me like low tide at the pier. Because I could point to what caused it we talked and it was ok. But the smell threw me back to an incredibly awkward and I'll advised relationship that never really took off in part because she smelled like the Fulton Fush Market to my nose.

So, fer reelz, if you get serious with a girl on birth control, that stuff can affect how you both smell each other. If it works with the BC, if the BC goes away you might be in for some bumps.
 
2021-04-20 8:42:51 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: Znuh: As someone who went through ICU with COVID and had/have the long haul symptoms to back it up: 

You've got to be patient. It took 13 months for this stuff to start to fade. Others have stated that getting their vaccinations diminished if not outright ended their long-haul symptoms, so there's that.

I had a very minor case, and my smell and taste are still not right after five months. Even if those fully recover, the cardiac stuff is worrying me. I'll have my echocardiogram soon.

As for the letter writer, if they love him, they'll get over it.


Fellow long-hauler here...hang in there. Had it in August and my sense of taste is just beginning to normalize. Also having some cardiac issues. You have to just take things one day at a time. Try to stay positive and reach out if you ever need a shoulder. Email in bio.
 
2021-04-20 9:21:05 AM  

Nick Nostril: Tell them...

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That the same bit that got Martin Lawrence banned from SNL.
 
2021-04-20 9:54:23 AM  
What I got out of this article - FTFA

Danny Lavery:Hello, everyone! Just a few more of these together, let's make it count. (May will be my last month as Dear Prudence...)

Did like Emily her predecessor much better-more authentic fake letters maybe?
 
2021-04-20 11:24:45 AM  
1) Oooh, That Smell.  Can't You Smell That Smell?: I expect there's not a lot of data yet about recovered senses from COVID to even go on.  What I can say is it's unlikely anyone else is gonna do your nose any favors.  And I mean this in the basic sense of sharing a space with someone.  Medical professionals are your best bet here, but short term, if there's a way to find some space of your own, do it.  Or just DTMFA.

2) Listen.  Do You Want To Know A Secret?: STFU and MYOB.

3) Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?: I agree, DTMFA and GTFO.

4) Well, Do I Creep You Out?: Must have been strangely high profile to come up in a basic Google search.  Hopefully this is a case where someone farked up, learned a lesson and has turned it around.  There's been no indication of issues with you, it was a long time ago.  STFU and MYOB unless something changes.

5) Why Do We Never Get An Answer When We're Knocking At The Door?: Tell him to FRO and to keep FingRO.  And tell his wife anyway.

6) What's My Motherfarking Name?: At least make them use your proper title, King/Queen/Emperor Smith, First Of Their Name.  Or tell them to STFU.

7) Why Bother Dating?: The landscape has changed and yes, going to cons to meet women will more than likely have you coming off as a creep.  However, the online world is how you connect with people that share your interests and just being social with people who like what you like is the first step.  We shouldn't be doing anything in person just yet anyway, so start there and just re-learn how to connect with new people.

8) That Smell II: Yep, speak to the medical pros.

9) Do I Creep You Out II: As I said, if it wasn't a deep investigation, it must have been a pretty high-profile incident.  But really, nothing has indicated there is a cause for concern related to their recent behavior so I stand by STFU and MYOB barring a change.

10) Did You Ever Let Your Lover See The Stranger In Yourself? (Classic): This is not acceptable behavior.  DTMFA.
 
2021-04-20 12:20:54 PM  

Lambskincoat: I don't care if Scarlett Johansson smells like garbage, it wouldn't even slow me down.


But you'd have to fight Colin Jost first, and that guy's gotta have some kind of secret asskicking skills to attract such a lady (I first wrote "lay" as a typo, but that would have worked as well).

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2021-04-20 12:25:06 PM  

hubiestubert: Scent is important. My last two relationships got cemented because the woman just smelled right. Not just pleasant, but like I'd come home. An expression of Gemütlichkeit in human form. As much as their eyes and boobs were pleasant, their touch warm and inviting, their scent was not a small part of the attraction. Smart, funny, pretty and smells wrong, and literally there is no chemistry. It is nature's way of telling you something is off. You won't make fine babies with this person.


You know I kind of agree. I have only one ex that I still sort of miss, and she used to point out that I would regularly smell her when we hugged or whatever else. She's married now; we broke up because I had to move away for school. My sister stayed friends with her and acted as bridesmaid at her wedding, so that was weird. I still miss her.
 
2021-04-20 1:11:20 PM  

kjg6464: What I got out of this article - FTFA

Danny Lavery:Hello, everyone! Just a few more of these together, let's make it count. (May will be my last month as Dear Prudence...)

Did like Emily her predecessor much better-more authentic fake letters maybe?


I'm concerned now.  If next Prudie is actually competent, I might not have any reason to really participate and answer the fake letters myself anymore.
 
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