Although the term "nightcap" is a little old fashioned, we all know what it means. But when it's getting late and your date says, "Do you want to come back to my place for a drink?" What does he really mean? Our expert panel offers their take on the rules of attraction.
E. Jean Carroll, Elle magazine columnist: I want to be perfectly clear here: Any question a guy asks you has to do with sex. "Do you want to come up? ... Have a drink?" He's asking you to take off your clothes and get into bed.
Ceri Marsh, etiquette columnist: This is dating subtext for, "Is tonight the night?" If you're only interested in another drink, stay at the bar.
Kim Izzo, etiquette columnist: With a one night stand, you can't have expectations.
Harriette Cole, syndicated columnist: If it's night time and you're going up to his place, there's a possibility—no, a probability—that he wants to have sex. If you're not sure if you want to, don't go. Kiss him at the door and say, "Bye."
Printed from Oprah.com on Friday, December 13, 2013
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