‘My girlfriend only showers once every two weeks I can’t stand the smell’

A man has been left sleeping on the sofa because he can’t stand how bad his girlfriend smells – as she only showers once every two weeks.

Sharing his story anonymously, the man said that he had been with his partner for three years but they lived apart and he had no idea about her unusual hygiene routine.

Things reached breaking point for the pair when they moved in together, and the man said that she smelt so bad that he couldn’t sleep in the same bed as her.

The man said that he tried to discuss the issue with his girlfriend but she became defensive, saying her shower routine was ‘none of his business’.

Taking to Reddit, the man said: “I love her, but I did not know what I was getting into. She doesn’t shower frequently. At all. She showers at max once every other week.

“Before we moved in together I didn’t notice any particular bad smell. Occasionally she had body odour which is human. I’m guessing she would take her occasional shower before seeing me.

“After a few months of trying to live with it, I was fed up. I had been sleeping on the couch because the smell was so terrible. I sat her down and tried to have a serious conversation about it.”

When the pair discussed the issue, the woman got angry and then she became upset, and now the pair aren’t seeing eye to eye.

After sharing his story, other Reddit users were quick to comment their advice – with most people saying that her hygiene routine was a problem.

One user wrote: “Even most anti-chemical no shower people do once every three or four days. I feel nasty once I hit my third day which occasionally happens because of toddlers. Two weeks is way too long.”

And another added: “I shower twice a day. I can’t even imagine how dirty she is showering so infrequently.”

While a third user said: “That’s nasty. She should be showering at least every other day. Maybe not washing hair depending on the person but she should at least be washing her body every other day if not daily.”