Some people think it’s tacky to hide the TV, but I’m all about it! Especially in a bachelor situation; really talk to that date, listen to some music, and connect. It’s a slippery slope from watching a movie together to mindlessly flipping the channels and having the conversation diverted toward commercials you hate. Even if it’s not on, the TV can sometimes appear like a daunting black hole—a silent, vacuous third wheel. Maybe a room divider/screen contraption to put in front of it when not in use?