I will put up with a lot of shit in a guy's house--scratchy Ikea sheets, lumpy comforters that don't even keep me warm, one-ply TP--but, I can overlook a lot of these things if he offers me a new toothbrush like it ain't no thang.
It doesn't need to be fancy. It doesn't need to spin around or have special comfort grips; just any old toothbrush is cool. Soft bristles are preferred, but I'm not gonna argue about that. A clean, new toothbrush is great any way you slice it.
Here's the thing: I'm not always prepared to spend the night. Maybe I didn't want to assume anything was gonna happen, maybe my purse was small and I didn't want to pack a bunch of toiletries that may or may not be used. You know?
So, when he has a new toothbrush for me, I appreciate the gesture. And for the three seconds when I'm opening up the packaging, I'm thinking about how happy I am that I met such a radical guy. The other bonus part is that it's not weird that I have a toothbrush at his place. He gave it to me! I don't have to try and sneak it in, hoping that he doesn't get weirded out that our 'brushes are co-mingling before we're officially offical.
Personally, I think it's classy when guys have new toothbrushes on hand to give out. It's like when you get a free pack of cards on a flight; you'd be okay without them, but that little touch makes you enjoy your time with them that much more. I'm rubbing my eyes: Is this JetBlue or his crummy bathroom? I couldn't tell for a minute because he was giving me complimentary gifts just for showing up!
Guys, go to the dollar store and stash a handful of cheap toothbrushes somewhere. I'm telling you, girls will be thrilled about it. Trusssssst me on this.