Getting to see where your guy lives is one of the most exciting parts of a relationship. After all, you can tell so much about him by visiting his house: what he likes to eat, the music he listens to and the movies he watches. Hopefully you find nothing too out-of-the-ordinary, and even if you do, you like your guy so much, you’ll overlook his Scarface poster and that slight cigar stench from last night’s poker game. But then, you see it: the one thing that’s a major home dealbreaker.
For some of us it’s a sink filled with dirty dishes, for other’s it’s the fact he didn’t remember to buy a fresh roll of toilet paper. So, we’ve put together a list of our biggest home turnoffs. Tell us if you agree or disagree -- and submit your own!
No Toilet Paper
Michelle Manetti, HuffPost Home Associate Editor: "Okay, I know you might not use it every time you use the bathroom. But I use it. Every.Single.Time." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdac/2178910483/">Flickr photo by JDAC</a>)
Sarah Leon, Style Blog Editor: "Not washing their sheets multiple times a month. You would be horrified to know about the guys I used to live with." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanovivid/1293276745/">Flickr photo by nanovivid</a>)
Cheap Ikea Tables
Jessica Misener, HuffPost Style Senior News Editor: "The $10 <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40104270/">Ikea Lack coffee table</a> everyone has is so dorm-roomy... either splurge for a real table or go without!” (Ikea photo)
Leaving Lights On
Christina Anderson, HuffPost Style Fashion Editor: "[My husband] leaves the lights on all over the place. Drives me nuts. He says it's okay because our light bulbs are energy efficient." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54400117@N03/5069103310/">Flickr photo by Molly DG</a>)
Hair In Sink
Shana Ecker, HuffPost Home Editor: "Little hairs in the sink left behind from shaving really gross me out. It only take one second to rinse the bowl -- jeez." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/3miraclesshy/445130002/sizes/z/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by threemiraclesshy</a>)
Rebecca Adams, HuffPost Style Associate Editor: "Dirty dishes in the sink that are over 24 hours old are a deal breaker for me. Yuck." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/marysuephotoeth/221660307/sizes/m/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by marysuephotoeth</a>)
Raydene Salinas, Style & Home Photo Editor: "One major turnoff for me is a lack of books in a guy's place. I'm not asking for a wall of classics and an entire collection of poetry (actually that might be a turnoff too...), but a nice assortment of things he likes to read or books for reference for his hobbies or career is sufficient. If there are no books in his apartment, save maybe a bathroom reader (another issue entirely), he's already got a strike against him. Second request on this note... The books need to be on shelves, not in messy stacks on the floor (strike two)." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kacleaveland/1394114805/sizes/l/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by kacleaveland</a>)
Clothes On Floor
Ellie Krupnick, HuffPost Style Associate Editor: "When guys have clothing on the floor. Seriously, that shirt probably has three-day old takeout embedded in it. Not hot." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmasters/3781714159/sizes/l/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by David Masters</a>)
No Hand Towels
Amy Marturana, HuffPost Home Intern: "I've never been in a guy's place that actually has designated hand towels. That drives me nuts. So you just have to dry your hands on a bath towel that's usually always still wet and smelly because they waited to hang it up until five hours after they used it, and by five, I mean like 12." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hokutosuisse/3313215233/sizes/l/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by HokutoSuisse</a>)
Rebecca Adams, HuffPost Style Associate Editor: "A guy who owns a lava lamp or anything resembling a lava lamp." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/blmurch/127340324/sizes/l/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by blmurch</a>)
Toothpaste in the sink
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Francesca1953"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/399613-tiny.png?20101121233313" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Francesca1953">Francesca1953</a>:<br />To me, this is a total gross out. Just rinse the sink out already!
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/T_TAT"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/3724202-tiny.png?20120810133258" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/T_TAT">T TAT</a>:<br />It is disgusting to see these in a guy's house. If I ever see an actual mouse in it, I'll pass out!
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/T_TAT"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/3724202-tiny.png?20120810133258" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/T_TAT">T TAT</a>:<br />Bugs are the absolute worst!!!
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