1. Your underwear.
Everyone knows this move. Granted, you can actually forget your underwear if you're fleeing our place, never to return again. But you can also plant your underwear somewhere and use it as an excuse to come back later. Maybe you should shove it under the bed or behind the headboard so we don't even notice it on your way out. But it's nice to know your underwear is still there because it means we'll (probably) see you again.
Another classic move, for if you're too modest to leave your underwear (or if you're just not wearing underwear).
3. Your to-go box from dinner.
This has nothing to do with you; it's just great to get some extra food. We might never see you again, but we've got free stuffed mushrooms for lunch tomorrow.
4. Your scent.
Admittedly, this sounds serial-killer-creepy. But it's kind of nice to go back to bed and have that girl perfume scent on the sheets. Not in a "grab your pillow and smell it for an hour" way. Just in an "oh, yeah. That's nice" kind of way.
5. Your toothbrush or makeup.
This means things are getting serious, and assuming we want things to get serious, it's a good sign. It means you're going to be sleeping over a lot. Which means we're going to be having sex a lot. Which is a good thing.
6. Your DVD box set of Sex and the City.
No, he's not excited to watch it on his own (he isn't even excited to watch it with you), but after you forced him to binge-watch the first five episodes on your fourth date, it means you're coming back to watch it again. Which is only exciting because you're coming back and NOT BECAUSE HE WANTS TO KNOW IF CARRIE FINDS LOVE.
7. The book you're reading.
Not only will you definitely be back to find out how the book ends, but we can power-read through it and have something else to talk about next time we go out to dinner. Uncomfortable silence averted!
8. Your phone number.
Ten digits and a couple hearts scrawled on a piece of paper go a long way. Just please make sure it's legible before you peace out. Otherwise, if we can't tell what that last digit is at all, we'll never call you call 10 different numbers until we find the right one.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.