Apartment upkeep is a lot like parallel parking. It is one particular of these issues that most of us feel we’re a small greater at than we truly are.
So I asked the wonderfully opinionated hive thoughts of Facebook girls who I mainly just sort of know one particular query: “What is the very first factor you appreciate in a guy’s property?” The answers, which poured in just seconds later and frequently in lengthy multi-bubble texts, shocked me.
Certain, there’s no scientific support that says you need to have each piece of notable literature coloring your bookshelf or angel soft toilet paper replete with the triangle fold, but these girls shared a lot of insights that may well just up your game. Consider of the following quotes and notes as a pre-date checklist. You are welcome.
“One time I saw a knife. A modest knife on his bathroom sink. No thought what’s up. But I peaced out.”
This was the quantity one particular factor described, even far more than…
A single lady commented: “I expertise a sensation of overwhelming relief to locate a clean bathroom. Specially considering that that sensation is constantly preceded by a feeling of excellent trepidation, nearing dread, walking in the very first time…” A single of my mom’s buddies added: “Toilet seat down! Shows good manners and respect for girls.” It operates, and guys scoff at this like it is the undoing of their excellent perform. Listen, Atlas, when you are accomplished deadlifting that seat and lid, place them each down. So a lot of girls described bathroom cleanliness that I assumed you could have a great app thought, no furnishings and a clean shower and the proper girl would just say to herself, “He’s a keeper.”
3. Ex-totally free
Residual proof of an ex (i.e. “the hairdryer problem”) is not a conversation worth risking. I know, your female roommate moved out and left it. You have been briefly the only male in an all-girl band. You know girls who would appreciate such a factor. But it screams “ex drama.” Get rid of it. P.s.—If you are a guy who blow-dries your hair, you are either in a metal band or a televangelist. So you possibly have no dilemma receiving laid. * Tends to make horns-of-the-devil sign *: “Rock on!”
4. Clean sheets
We’re adults. Make a mess. Clean it up. Move on.
5. Decent meals in the fridge
I’m speaking ripe-but-not-rotten fruit. The prospective to make a late-evening meal. Breakfast without having leaving her alone in your weird property although you jet to the bodega.
“My boyfriend had plants,” mentioned one particular lady. “That sealed it. Properly-loved plants. It was a massive sign he was a keeper. It produced me appear more than the hellhole he was living in and give him a opportunity.”
7. No indicators of impending murder
“Not obtaining to be concerned that I’m going to get killed…” is in the intangibles category. It did come up once more and once more, which is odd contemplating I cannot bear in mind a single guy ever providing suggestions to a buddy on how to make her not feel you are going to kill her. But it did make for great stories: “One time I saw a knife. A modest knife on his bathroom sink. No thought what’s up. But I peaced out.”
8. Rough edges
These are your outward flaws—your apartment’s version of the cowlick or that shirt that will not keep tucked in. These show a lady that she has some perform to do, that her contributions would be appreciated. The best bachelor pad leaves no area for a lady. How is she going to envision your life with each other when any one particular factor of hers will throw off the eleven pieces of furnishings you have that match? That is a undesirable factor. Specially if you have got the apartment from American Psycho. A dish in the drying rack, a magazine in the bathroom, a couple of books stacked alternatively of shelved. These guys are on your group.
9. Musical instruments
This is difficult territory, even though. “If he has a guitar, but cannot play me a song, we’re accomplished.”
10. Art on the walls
“Framed. Not film posters from college.”