Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day, renters!

We get no respect, no respect at all:
In a survey of 1,000 single people, more than a third of women and 18% of men said they would much rather date a homeowner than a renter.
Only 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, according to the survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive for real estate site Trulia.

Both sexes also clearly prefer it when there's no roommate in the picture; 62% of survey respondents, men and women, prefer to date singles who live alone. ...

Trulia also asked which home features are the biggest turn-ons. Number one turned out to be a master bath. Men (64%) love that private sanctum almost as much as women (75%) do.

Walk-in closets were cited by 55% of men and 72% of women and gourmet kitchens got 51% of the male vote and 62% of the female. Hardwood floors, outdoor decks and home theaters also came in high on the list.


  1. SF Gate had a pretty sweet infographic from Trulia about homeowners possibly getting more dates than renters...

  2. This just goes to show that both men and women of this age have grown wiser as ever! It clearly shows that they are now conscious with their choices and home ownership is something they consider when dating with the opposite gender! Quite funny but full of logic! Hey! It's the reality of life! LOL!

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  4. of course people tend to prefer dating home owners.  in general its seen as a sign of financial stability and independence.

  5. yeah thats right girls usually dont like guys who rent but I believe thats not the case its all about finding the one. I had a great valentines.

  6. Privacy, love, great features - sound like elements of a great home.