6. Your apartment
Let’s say you live within a respectable distance and now we’re having habitual sleepovers. I need to know what we’re dealing with here. A walk-up really is not ideal for all of those nights that we’ll be out late doing all the things. But walk-ups are the norm, so I’m comfortable compromising. Having a roommate is also less than ideal, but unless you are a Vanderbilt, I expect that a roommate is part of the package. Pets? Absolutely not. What are you doing? Your apartment is the size of a phone booth and it’s covered in dog hair, not to mention the wildly rambunctious creature that should be in a backyard somewhere. That said, if you have a rooftop and/or balcony, I could probably make my peace with Fido.
This is actually not as important as one might think. I mean, sure, we live in NYC. There are a lot (a LOT) of hot people here, so let’s start with something we can work with. There’s gotta be something that gets you in the door. But the first four items on this list can bump you up a solid number and a half on the hot scale... or down.