Reason to buy a home no.374: you'll get more dates!
An American survey has found that singles prefer to date home-owner rather than renters. South Florida Real Estate News reports that in a survey of 1,000 singletons conducted for Trulia.com more than a third of women and 18% of men said they would much rather date a homeowner than someone who rents their apartment.
It gets worse for the tenants unfortunately: Just 2% of women said they preferred to date a man who rents, while only 3% of men said they would choose a woman who rents over one that owns her home.
And then, if there was any doubt the single people of the US are a shallow bunch, the survey asked which features in a home, ummm… pushed their buttons.
“To really turn on the charm, a simple mention that your house has a master-bathroom can do the trick, the data shows. About two thirds of men said they dug a woman with a master-bath , while 75 percent of women said it might be a deal-maker. Walk-in closets are also high in single folks’ lists of desirables.”
Easy to laugh at our American cousins but I’m betting a local survey would get the same result…. Those walk-in closet installers are about to get busy!