When someone asks you to be their plus one, it’s a clear sign that they want you by their side for a good time. It could be anything from a fancy wedding to a laid-back party or even a work shindig. Basically, it’s an event where you can tag along and enjoy the fun together. They’re saying, “Hey, I want you there with me because we’ll have fun!”
It’s best to strive to be a considerate and drama-free plus one. You’d think that being someone’s date or guest at a party would be a pretty simple task. But there are a lot of potential faux pas that can mess up a night, or even a friendship. Being late and dressing inappropriately are two big ones. Don’t be the person who doesn’t seem interested in being there. Be open to mingling and getting to know new people. Don’t stick to your phone or find a corner to sulk in. Don’t complain too much, either: no one loves a party pooper.
Being a bad plus one may strain the relationships of the person who invited you and whoever is holding the event or party. That, in turn, will strain your relationship with the person who took you, if you’re the plus one. To ensure you don’t end up causing any party fouls, we’ve put together a list of things to remember when you’re the guest and not the main attraction. Here’s what you should absolutely avoid doing as someone’s plus one.