Lately I’ve been using compatibility questions from the dating site OkCupid for blog fodder. Here’s today’s question:
Would you allow your partner to decide what you wear to bed?
The way I read this question (this might be incorrect, it’s it’s how I’m looking at it) for me is: Would I allow a girlfriend to tell me what I must where to bed for the purpose of sleeping.
Which, honestly, seems like an odd question at first. Why would I let anyone else tell me what I can where to bed? I wouldn’t ask the same of her: I just want her to get a good night’s sleep, so she should be able to wear whatever she’s most comfortable wearing.
But I guess the question isn’t really asking me about how I feel about a girlfriend asking me to wear something specific to bed (or not wear something); rather, it’s asking if I would do as she said, yes or no.
I’m going to say yes, within limits. I typically sleep in a t-shirt and boxers. If a girlfriend asked me to wear less or a little more, that wouldn’t be a problem.
I think it would only be a problem if she asked me to wear something that I really couldn’t fall asleep in. Say, a Robocop costume. Or a pair of of rubber clamming boots and nothing else. Or a blindfold. Can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night wearing a blindfold? It would be terrifying!
So yes, within limits. What about you? Would you allow your partner to decide what you wear to bed?