‘On the couch’ with Jasminda

DEAR Jasminda,

I AM about to start dating again.

I have dentures.

Is this something I need to share if I enter a new relationship?

Mary B.

Dear Mary,

If dentures are the most serious thing that you have hidden in your closet (not literally, of course) then I think any prospective partner should count themselves lucky.

Unless you keep your dentures in a glass next to the bed, I don’t think a new partner would even notice.

And if they can see what’s on your bedside table, then the relationship has no doubt progressed to a stage where they like you for more than your dental work.

I don’t think it’s necessary to reveal anything about your dentures.

They are certainly nothing to be embarrassed about, but bringing them up early in the relationship seems completely unwarranted.

It would be like mentioning a hip replacement.

Enjoy your foray into the dating world.

I hope you meet someone who loves you for who you are.

That’s what counts.

Carpe diem,

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