How To Tell If You Are Dating A Man Or A Boy

Man and boy playing with pots and pans

Boyfriend material? 10 things to spot around his home that'll let you know.

As any girl in the dating world will tell you, you can tell pretty much all you need to know about a potential boyfriend from the house he keeps. We're not saying emotional maturity is reflected in one's furniture ... except, yeah, we kinda are.

It's not about whether or not the guy has money; it's about whether or not he's learned to make his house a home without Mom's help. So, without further ado, we'd like to present 10 home goods that separate the men from the boys. lemondrop: In Defense Of Grown Women Reading Y.A. Literature

More Than One Towel

Some guys will seem to be so grown up, but will have been drying themselves with the same fraying towel for six to eight months, because "it still works!" That towel will smell like seaweed and sewage. Bonus: a bathmat!


Other non-essential toiletries are also accepted here. Q-Tips are a sign of a leisurely trip to the grocery / drug store, where you have time to think, Now what could I use in my house? lemondrop: How To Save Mad Money On Your Beauty Routine


Hooch that is just around and not for immediate drinking purposes, that is. Walking into a guy's house and watching him rifle through his fridge looking for that wine/liquor that's just been sitting in the back for a while always filled me with hope that I wasn't dealing with an alcoholic. lemondrop: lemondrop: Are More Women Closet Alcoholics?

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Written by Emily V. Gordon for lemondrop