You meet someone intriguing (or at the very least eye-catching) at a party or a bar. You go on a couple of dates -- for a coffee, a beer, a movie, or maybe even a whole meal. After some thought, you decide that it's time ... to see his living quarters.
Going back to the apartment of a man you like can be daunting. You never really know what you'll find there: No toilet paper? Ten roommates with bunk beds? Too many photos of ex-girlfriends? A bag of his baby teeth under the bed? The possible turn-offs are endless -- as detailed by bloggers, women's magazines and television shows.
However, here at HuffPost Women we prefer to focus on the good stuff -- those things in his living space that make you more interested in him as soon as you walk in. Maybe it's a collection of vintage magazines (a curated collection -- we're not into hoarders), or a great piece of furniture he purchased someplace other than IKEA, or the fact that there is not a single dirty dish in his kitchen sink. Below you'll find a roundup of our biggest male apartment turn-ons (gleaned mostly from our friends and co-workers, who will remain nameless), but now we want to hear about yours!
Tell us what you want to see in a man's apartment by tweeting @HuffPostWomen using the hashtag #AptTurnOn. We'll feature your answers in our slideshow.
LOOK: Women Share Their Biggest Turn-Ons In A Man's Apartment
"Nothing <em>too</em> pristine or organized, that means he's trying too hard to be intellectual when he's not."
"His bed. If it's too small, I can't work with that." "Also, an actual bed (not just mattress) with actual sheets and an actual comforter. I wish that that could go without being said."
"I really like a good <em>New Yorker</em>. Bonus points if it has his name on it indicating a subscription."
"... Or food in the fridge at all." "At least four fresh fruits or vegetables."
"Actually ... say 'lots of natural light.'"
"No little hairs in the sink and a hand towel that looks like it gets washed on a regular basis! I would marry that man if he exists!"
"... but minus points for self help -- that's what Kindles are for!"
"Something that gives a sense of personality. A subscription to something random like <em>Discover</em>, a shotglass shaped like a pineapple, a poster from a concert they went to in high school, a plant ... never mind, just the shower." "I mean ... a stand up shower couldn't hurt ..."
"Not scuzzy sheets."
"Impressive sneaker collection that is dominated mostly by Nike ... not a joke."
(She wasn't kidding.)
"A piece of art that isn't a framed album cover." "No stupid Warhol prints thankyouverymuch."