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Want a date? Buy a home

If you spent February 14th celebrating “Singles Awareness Day” rather than “Valentine’s Day,” maybe it’s time to buy a new home. According to a recent survey of 1,000 single people, the majority of both men and women find home ownership to be the ultimate aphrodisiac. More than a third of women and 18% of men said they’d much rather date a homeowner than a renter.

Even if you do own a home, but – deal breaker – share it with at least one roommate, you still may come up empty in the dating department. Sixty-two percent of all respondents clearly prefer if you own the home and live alone. We shouldn’t even have to mention how bad your odds are if you’re still living the mom and dad, but just to give you an idea of your odds of landing a date under the roof of your parents? Less than 5% of surveyed singles said they would date someone living in their childhood home. Ouch.

So what’s the lesson here? Home ownership proves you’re successful, invested in your future and are smart with your money – three major turn ons for anyone who’s on the market. If you’re looking to find luck in love, start thinking about buying a home. With interest rates at an all-time low and home prices favorable for first-time buyers, this could be the perfect opportunity to invest in your home and love life.

To read more about the survey, click here.

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