Staying over at a guy’s house for the first time – particularly a guy you’re sleeping with – can be a daunting experience, and there’s a lot you need to think about to ensure things run smoothly. To make the experience a little easier, here are a few things to consider.
Have plans for the evening.
You don’t want to show up, bag in tow, only to sit down on the sofa and asking “Now what?” Make sure you have a conversation beforehand so you know what to expect when going over to his place. It’ll make things a whole lot less awkward.
You don’t need a whole lot of luggage, and it might be a little scary if he sees you lugging in an entire makeup counter. Keep it minimal and casual.
Bring comfortable pajamas.
Don’t do the lingerie thing – this isn’t a romantic getaway. A t-shirt and shorts is just fine (and can even be quite sexy!).
Don’t forget your toothbrush.
He won’t notice if you’re not wearing three layers of makeup, but he will notice if you’re not taking care of your hygiene. Don’t forget to pack deodorant, toothbrush & toothpaste, clean underwear and face-wipes.
Figure out what to do with your hair.
I know it might sound trivial, but in order to feel comfortable, have a hair-plan. You don’t want to bring a straightener/curler with you for the morning, so will you have to braid you hair before bed? Whatever you do, you’ll probably need hair ties and a hairbrush.
Be prepared to have company.
Does he live with his parents? Roommates? Be aware that he might not live alone. Knowing who’s going to be there in advance will allow you time to bring extra snacks/beer/wine/salad.
Discuss sleeping arrangements.
Bed? Sofa? Spare room? Don’t assume anything. Again, this is definitely something you can talk about before you visit his. You’ll likely be in his bed, but if you’re taking things extra slow, you might request a bit of space when it comes time to sleep.
Think carefully about your outfit.
Don’t bring your wardrobe, only what you need. Ideally, you should wear something that can be dressed up and down. For example, jeans can be paired with a nice blouse for something a little nicer, and then a t-shirt in the morning when you go out to walk his dog!
Make plans for the morning.
Do you have somewhere to be in the morning? Does he? If not, what will you do? He might not have thought of anything, so have a few ideas ready to suggest! This can be a great opportunity to get to know each other and become more comfortable spending some casual time together.
Don’t assume that you’re going to have sex (unless you’ve talked about it!), but play it safe – it never hurts to carry one around in your purse!
Ask him which side of the bed he prefers.
This might be news to some, but there are certain people who simply can’t sleep on any side but his own – and it’s a bit awkward for him when breaching the subject. Save him some embarrassment by asking which side he’d prefer you to sleep on. You don’t mind, right?
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