Tiffany Haddish says she used to conduct science experiments on men she dated

Comedian is currently dating rapper Common

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Friday 05 February 2021 19:45
Tiffany Haddish says she performed experiments on men she dated

Tiffany Haddish has revealed that she used to perform experiments on the men she dated using her microscope before she would agree to another date.

The comedian shared the bizarre admission during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, after the late-night host raised the topic of Haddish’s love of science

After bringing out her microscope and exclaiming that she is a “hardcore scientist”, the 41-year-old told Colbert that she enjoys “looking at germs and bacteria, I wipe door knobs, all kinds of stuff. I look at everything”.

According to Haddish, the hobby was useful when she was dating, as she would swab the cup used by her date and then examine the bacteria growth using her microscope. 

“When I was dating, you know, when I first got on Bumble, and I would have guys come by, I wouldn’t make out with them on the first date,” the Girl’s Trip star recalled. “I would, like, give them something to drink and I would be like: ‘Oh, you know, so nice to have you here, K bye.’ 

“And they would leave and I would take the cup and swab where they were drinking at, put that in a petri dish, and let that bake, you know, let it do what it do. Then I would put that on a slide and I would look at it and see what they got going on in their mouth.”

According to Haddish, who is currently dating rapper Common, she would use the experiment to see whether her past dates had “too much candida going on”, with the actress revealing that if that was the case, she was “never going out on another date, I’m not kissing them, nothing”.

Candida is a type of yeast that “normally lives on the skin and inside the body, in places such as the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina, without causing any problems,” according to the CDC, which notes that an overgrowth can cause yeast infections. 

However, if the experiment showed a “nice, healthy amount”, Haddish said she would be open to another date. 

“If it’s a nice, healthy amount, you know, because we all got them, we all got bacteria, then second date,” she said, before mimicking the act of kissing. 

As for whether Haddish recommends others in the dating world do the same, she told Colbert: “I recommend every woman get a microscope and, you know, check these guys out.”

Earlier in the interview, Haddish touched on her relationship with Common, telling Colbert that the 48-year-old is not her boyfriend, but her “man”.

“I don’t date boys no more, I date men,” she said. 

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