She’s just walked out your door, and as you smile to yourself, recollecting some highlights from last night, you notice something on your bedside table: She’s left behind a piece of jewelry. Before you pick up the phone to text her, consider this: The leave-behind is no accident. Rather, it’s part of our subtle, sneaky plan to ensure we see you again. Here, what an item left behind really means.
1. She’s into you.
In case you doubted it for a split second, the leave-behind is a sure sign that she likes you. She could be really forgetful, but that’s unlikely. And if she doesn’t hear from you, for whatever reason, she has an excuse to contact you without the fear of looking desperate.
2. She’s marking her territory.
I’ve known women to leave coats, hair elastics, high heels, even conditioner for blonde hair at guys’ places. They do this not only to offer guys a reminder, but also as a warning to any girls he might bring home, so they know about us. Possessive, I know, but in an early, uncertain stage of the relationship, it offers us an admittedly unwarranted sense of security.
3. It’s getting serious.
If she’s left tampons at your place, that’s a sign that you are a couple – or, at least, borderline. (Congrats!) Tampons are taboo, and we’ll only leave them behind if we’re truly comfortable. If you aren’t on the same page, this leave-behind may cue a need for the dreaded talk.
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