How to Prepare Your Place for a Date

Ok, you've gotten your date set for your place at 5:30 tomorrow. Now it's time to plan what impression you want to give him or her. A first impression of your lifestyle can be the last if you do not think ahead.

Steps

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    Clean it. Is your place a complete pigsty? What exactly will that say about you? Are you a messy person? Are you unorganized and unkempt? Are you uncaring about the impressions you make? Take the time to clean up. If your place is small, put things in boxes then cover the boxes with a large tablecloth. Cover that with a plate and then put on the plate a trio of candles. There are always ways to disguise your messes.
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    Check your medicine cabinet. More than 50% of guests tend to check the contents of your cabinets when you aren't looking. Clean it up and toss all aged or corroded items.
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    Bake cookies or cinnamon rolls 15-20 minutes before they arrive. Also, the night before, use Febreze or other deodorizer on all fabric surfaces.
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    Are you a smoker? If you are, clean all ashtrays out thoroughly and empty all trash containers. Spies learn a lot about people through their trash, but so can your prospective date. Aside from making it look clean, this has the added benefit of smelling less.
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    Make your bed. Fresh sheets that are freshly cleaned say that you are ready for anything and that you enjoy that slip into the sheets feeling when everything is clean.
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    Vacuum. Spots on your carpet leave the worst impression. Vacuuming can reduce dust mites as well and this can help when your prospective date may have allergies.
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    While you may love Fifi, Fido, Misty and Mr. Whiskers like the dickens, you may wish to put them in a back bedroom somewhere, should you have more than room in your place. This makes the pets less likely to feel uncomfortable and get used to the new smell of a new someone and it also allows you time to explain to your date about your menagerie.
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    If the plan is to come over and you will cook, plan, purchase, prepare and pair. Pair your food with something appropriate to drink. Pick at least 2 drink options to offer to your guest besides water. Wine, juice, tea, beer and lemonade are possible suggestions.
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    Choose the right type of music. Music, soft and quiet, can soothe or lull your guest into submission whether they like what they see or not.
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    If your plan is simply to jump into the sack with someone, concentrate only on the areas of your place that they are likely to see before and after you do the deed. Front hallway, bedroom and bathrooms are the most likely rooms.

Tips

  • Always ask someone else to point out what would disturb them if they saw it. If your neighbor would work in this situation, seek out their advice.
  • Try not to use any scents that are overwhelming or overly potent. If you are bowled over, so will he/she be.
  • Reduce lighting. If the lights are dim, then no one can tell you haven't dusted the entire time you've lived there.

Warnings

  • Never assume the first date at your place means you will be getting something.
  • Always have emergency numbers clearly listed on your fridge. If the guest doesn't know you have an allergy or that you are sick or could potentially become sick, let them know early.

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