It's late, and I'm not sleepy (story of my life!), might as well do something useful..like handing out some advice to all the ladies in the house. Since all of us are always stuck in one relationship or the other, and most of them usually ends 'tragically', it won't hurt to read this, even if I turn out to be wrong. Now I've decided there's really a pretty clean and simple way of scoping out your guy-to-be before jumping the guns, so we can save ourselves the heartaches later on.
One thing before I start, for the ones who have been bitten hard and suffering from a severe case of the lovebug - the I-Will-Die-If-I-Don't-Have-Him types - here's a tip: the way to a guy's heart is really through his ego and not through his stomach as generally believed. So if there's someone you're intent on winning, spoil that ego big time, always works! There's a downside though, be prepared to have your own pride trampled on big(ger) time. It's not easy pretending to worship someone who's supposed to worship you! :)
And scoping him out? Clothes maketh a man, they say? Wrong! Books maketh a man (besides countless other factors, that is). You go to the guy's house and check out the bookshelf, all guys don't have bookshelves so you might have to check out various other places where he likes to leave his books lying around - and "read" the books that you see.
If you see a 'Doestovsky' and the like..scram! The guy's going to be a complete bore. But then...I've known a few guys who read Doestovsky and were still interesting! Remember there are always exceptions :).
It's nice to see a guy who loves his pooch, but too many pet-care books around may indicate that he lets his whole world revolve around his furry friend. You might have to diss him unless you find the thought of forever playing second fiddle to Rin-Tin-Tin thrilling.
You definitely don't want to see a complete collection of Tinkle comics lining his shelves, or even worse..Cha Cha Chaudhury!!No exceptions in this case, Cha Cha Chaudhary is a complete no-no! Sorry, Cha Cha.
Pornography! Another thing you don't want to see, well, too much of it anyway. Guys love that stuff, but they should at least have the decency to hide it under the bed before inviting you over.
Well...the list goes on but it's 1 in the AM now, I'll have to continue some other time!