Housekeeping and single guys go together like oil and water.

Or at least so you would think according to a recent study that finds single guys only wash their bed sheets 4 times a year.

Imagine what you’d have to put on your profile if you’re a single guy.

(“Oh, by the way, contrary to popular belief, I wash my bed sheets at least _____ times a year!”)

That’s no doubt a big selling point! And no, I'm not kidding!

If you’re a single man, you may go to bed with a clear conscience but you rarely sleep on clean sheets. At least, that’s according to a new study, which found that single men on average only clean their bed sheets four times a year.

 In comparison, single women change their bed sheets every two weeks.

And while cleanliness numbers surge for married couples, it appears the credit for the median boost for guys primarily belongs to women. In fact, it may be the men who are dragging the women down, as the average washing frequency amongst couples is once every 2.3 weeks, with women doing 81 percent of the washing.

And as “How Stuff Works” points out, the average person spends about a third of their entire life in bed. In other words, the old saying, “ As you make your bed, so you must lie on it,” may have more meaning than originally intended.

But are these single men literally sleeping in beds of filth? Or, are the women perhaps overdoing it a bit? Turns out, it mostly depends on your own standards of cleanliness.

For example, Martha Stewart recommends washing the sheets weekly, but notes that it ultimately is an issue of personal preference. The Wall Street Journal also says that weekly washes are the norm but that many other go several weeks between cleanings.


According to the survey, people between the ages of 35 and 50 are the most likely to wash their bed sheets each week.

Health concerns might not be a major issues for younger sleepers. But it certainly could be an aesthetic one for younger men hoping to forge meaningful romantic relationships.

Could you imagine if you, as a single woman, are invited over to a single guy’s domicile for a night of “adult activities?”

Probably gonna be a deal-breaker if you pop the question, “when was the last time you washed your sheets?” and he gives you the "humniahumniahumina" look.

Just the thought of months of bare ass and other assorted body parts on the sheets would have to be enough to have you bolting for the door.

Perhaps, unless your name is Miley!