Our partner, HowAboutWe, has been hard at work polling readers to see how many of them are allowed to sleep in the same bed if they bring someone home to their parents’ house. And since the holiday season is underway, it makes perfect sense to inquire about this topic right now.

Of those polled, 40% were allowed to have their boyfriend or girlfriend sleep in the same bed when they brought them home to their parents’ house. While 36% were forced to sleep apart while under their parents’ roof, despite the fact that in some cases the couples had been living together for years. I guess if parents don’t see it, then it’s easier to pretend it doesn’t exist.

There was also a small amount of 20% being the ones who felt guilty/awkward/shady for sleeping in the same bed, so they were the ones who chose to not even broach the subject with their parents.

The last two Christmases I brought a fella home to my  parents’ and it wasn’t even questioned. My mother made up the queen size bed in the guest room for my gentleman friend and I, and that was that. I don’t know if I’m lucky I didn’t have to deal with the awkwardness, or if my mother didn’t want the argument where I put my hand on my hip and declare at the top of my lungs that I’m an adult.

However, if you find that this year you don’t have to deal with this issue at all, but really wish you had to, then hop on over to HowAboutWe and score your own someone special. Maybe next year you can argue with your parents about how you’re not only an adult, but yes, you know what sex is and you’ve even done it once (or twice.)

Find a guy to bring home to mom and dad’s house, or just someone to spend an afternoon with, at TheGloss’ dating page, brought to you in partnership with HowAboutWe. Just follow this link.