the past 10 months have been pretty interesting, dating wise. the last time i was dating mode, i was 22 and in my senior year of college. now i'm 28 and thought that dating would be a little different now that i, as well as the guys i'm dating, are older. i figured people in their late 20's/early 30's are generally established in their career, live on their own, probably own their own house or condo, and have started to accumulate nicer things. this seems to be true for women, but not the men.
i'm not even going to get into careers, roommates, owning/renting, or having furniture that looks like you picked it up from the curb at a frat house. the only thing i'm going to cover in this post is the state of your bed linens.
here are a few things i have noticed from various single-boy beds*:
-icky sheets: low threadcount, pilled, dirty, smelly, or a pattern that looks like it belongs in your grandmas bedroom. mauve floral print? not a turn-on. if you "inherited" your sheet set, bought it at walmart, or found it at a yard-sale, it's probably time to get something new.
-pillows: if you are planning to have women sleep in your bed, why on earth would you only have one pillow? especially if you are not cushy enough for her to use YOU as a pillow.
-comforters/blankets: thin, too short, grandma pattern, smelly, dirty, not warm enough. women generally are colder than men - have an extra fuzzy blanket available for her!
does the girl you're dating always want you to come over to her house? try stocking your bed with the following and see if that changes**:
- higher quality sheet set in a solid color - darker colors actually show more stains/dirt, so if you're not super tidy, go with a lighter color.
- a nice down comforter with a duvet cover that cordinates with the sheets.
- at least 2 nice comfy pillows
these are easy to find at places like bed, bath, and beyond or online at overstock.com or amazon.com, and don't have to be expensive. you could get a decent set-up for under $250.
and for the love of god, wash your sheets once in awhile!
*please don't infer that i have slept with all the owners of these beds
** if it doesn't change, you probably need to do one or more of the following: get rid of an annoying roommate and/or pet, clean your place more often (esp bathroom), stock some food in the kitchen, lure her over with a nice huge tv/sound system/comfy couch.