The first time I visited my future husband’s house, I was totally impressed by the lack of man-funk. I mean, it smelled as if he washed his sheets and cleaned. Most homes of males I had visited up until then had smelled and looked like college dorms, even if they were otherwise tidy people. The fact that his house looked and smelled like it was run by a responsible adult scored HUGE points with me.
I like it when his apartment doesn’t smell like old semen.
Soap dispensers that have soap in them. Please.
It doesn’t help to have a bottle of Jergens and a box of tissues on your computer desk.
I remember in my early twenties I visited a guy’s dorm room and expressed my awe that it was impeccably clean and tidy right down to there not being any dust on the wall paneling by the floor. Some time later he informed me that before I came over and while he was vacuuming, a knowledgeable older friend of his had come by and told him, “Remember to vacuum the paneling too. Chicks really dig that.” Guy knew what he was talking about…
Something unique that reveals something about their personality: artwork on the wall, books, a modest set-up for their computer/TV/etc, a musical instrument, and so forth.
Please say whiskey bottles and loose video-game boxes…
The absence of his mother.
For me they get extra points for (legal) herbs…a basil plant in the kitchen is a sign that he’s a keeper.
Produce. Any sign that you like to eat more than just frozen pizzas and instant noodles. Vegetables are an important part of a relationship.
Before we were engaged, my wife said she knew she wanted to marry me when walked past my opened closet and saw a bunch of board games. scrabble ftw fellas.
The first thing I do is look at their bookshelf and CD collection if they have one. You can tell a lot about a person by their taste in music and literature.
Best decorating advice I ever got: If you graduate from school, graduate to frames (and probably a good idea to get rid of most of the college posters as well).
I have gone home with several men who live in unhygienic squalor, and I have to say, it makes me unlikely to ever fuck them again. I get that you’re a 20-something bachelor, but jesus, I was scared to touch things. I always judge what books you have on your shelves and particularly on your nightstand. I will totally check out what consoles you have, and if you leave your computer on I’ll probably glance at it to see if you’ve got Steam. I appreciate it when you have something up on the walls, even if it’s a cheap 10 dollar thing from Ikea. The state of your fridge is a big one, too. When you go to offer me beer, there should NOT be visible mold in your fridge. If your bed is unmade, that’s fine, I don’t always make mine, either, but if you expect me to lay down in it, the sheets better smell reasonably clean. AND GODDAMN SOAP IN THE BATHROOM. Twice, I have been in bathrooms with NO SOAP ANYWHERE ON THE COUNTER. I get that sometimes people are lazy and don’t wash their hands, but at least have enough shame to give the appearance of regularly washing your hands.
Any musical instrument.
Bit of a backwards one here. First time I went to my boyfriend’s place, I walked into his bedroom and was confronted by a massive poster (probably a metre tall) of himself above his bed. So, uh, not that.
Jesus Christ you people are insane! Who invites someone over when it smells of semen/is filthy/covered in food residue? How do you even live like that? I am old! Your lifestyle choices frighten and confuse me! Enjoy your Pokemon and Hula Hoops and shower curtains covered in beer/sperm or whatever! Christ almighty.
Why haven’t any women mentioned the importance of a large LED or LCD TV, speakers and HBO?
Unmade bed when the rest of the place is tidy… not sure why but I love it.
If you really want to wow me you could keep cookbooks.
A huge cock.
Welp, at last some people are honest!!!