Women don’t hate overhead ceiling based lighting, (Not as much as the Gays do, or so they tell me…) they just don’t find it the most comfortable. And while we don’t suggest you turn your bachelor pad into an all frills B&B for chicks, we do advocate making it, at the very least, comfortable for women.
Say you’ve got a nice leather chair. Got a girlfriend? Or a wife? Put a lamp next to it so when she wants to curl up with a good book in it, (while you happen to be in the same room working on your Affordable Men’s Style website) she’ll be inclined to stay longer by the warm glow from a lamp.
Put one on a table next to your couch, and the night stand next to your bed. And for God sakes whatever you do, if you have fluorescent lighting in your place, don’t use it. We all get enough of that crap at work.
The lamps don’t have to be anything fancy. This set from Target will do the trick. $30 for a floor and two table lamps. And just because the maximum wattage is 100 watts doesn’t mean you HAVE to buy 100 watt bulbs. Don’t treat it like the speed limit. Shoot for 60 instead.