How to Bring Home a Date When You Have a Roommate

Having a date over to your place for the first time is nerve-racking enough without having to worry about your embarrassing roommate.

You will need

  • Careful planning
  • Diplomatic skills
  • A little luck
  • Some snacks and drinks to offer your guest

Step 1 Tell roommate Tell your roommate that you will be bringing a date home. Hopefully, this will ensure that you don’t happen upon any unwanted surprises.

Step 2 Establish a code Establish a code that you’ll use when you want the roommate to excuse himself. Ideally, it should be a phrase that will flow smoothly into the conversation, like, ‘Would you like something to eat?’

Step 3 Forewarn your date Forewarn your date about any of your housemate’s weird traits and tics. It helps if they’re prepared for the worst.

Step 4 Find things in common Come up with a few things your date and your roommate have in common so you won’t face awkward silence once the introductions are made.

Step 5 Laugh at roomie's expense Enjoy a few laughs at your roomie’s expense when he leaves the room. Unwarranted cruelty is always a great way to bond.