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You’ve got a big date coming up this weekend. You’ve been seeing this person for a while and you’re not sure if this is the day when she’ll finally come to your house for that night cap. Just in case this is the night when she agrees to come home with you, make sure that your apartment is date-ready.
If you live with roommates, make sure that you have an agreement about keeping common areas clean. There is nothing worse than bringing someone home and finding a big sloppy mess that someone else made. If you tend to go out on Friday nights and he stays in and orders pizza and plays video games, be sure to let him know the nights that you have the potential of bringing a date home. Sure, she won’t mind meeting your roommate, but she didn’t come home with you to play Portal 2 with your roommate. Set up an agreement that after either of you brings a date home, the other will exit the common living area and give you some privacy. She may want to come to your bedroom eventually, but having that as the only private option is not good.
Fill the Fridge
Have something around that you can offer her. She’s probably not going to want a cold piece of pizza and a can of Budweiser. Put a few diet sodas in the fridge and get a decent bottle of red wine. Pay attention to what drinks she orders when you’re out and have some of that around. Likewise, some simple cheese and crackers or something to offer her to eat is nice. Chances are she won’t want to eat, but it’s nice to have it ready.
Clear the bookshelves
If you have a fine porn collection and Playboys that date back to 1983, that’s great. I’m impressed. But she’s not going to be. Put the porn away. Sex toys too.
Hide the exes
Likewise, put away all the photos of you and your last girlfriend. It’s okay that you were in a relationship previous to her, but if she sees pictures of you two together, she’s going to think you’re still hung up on her. Also, check the fridge photos. Is there anything on there you don’t want her to see? Something revealing from your frat party days? Something sexist or nasty? Take those down too. You want to make a good first impression.
Pick up the place
Yes, clean. Vacuum the floor. Do the dishes. Put clean sheets on the bed. Put the dirty clothes in a hamper and in the closet, out of sight. Pick up the dog toys and put your softball equipment in the garage. Make your apartment look the way your mom always wanted your room to look when you were a kid. And for heaven’s sake, make sure the bathroom is clean!
Light the mood
Those overhead lights are too harsh. Make sure you’ve got some lamps that you can put dim and maybe even some candles.
Set the mood with music
Have a sexy mix ready on your ipod that you can pop on to set the musical mood.
Author Bio: Chris Juneau is an avid blogger. He adds a male voice to discussion about dating and relationships. He currently blogs with OnlineDatingSites.net