I read an article from CNN Money this week in regards to dating and home owership and the connection it can have. It stated that when it comes to dating, homeownership can be the ultimate aphrodisiac.
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 real estate survey. 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.
It also noted the growing trend that seems to be occuring with what they referred to as "bommerang kids". Adult children moving back in with parents. The young adults who went off to college then graduated, wound up back in their old bedrooms. "It's going to be hard to find love, except (perhaps) from your parents" the article quoted. Less than 5% of all singles surveyed said they would date someone living in their childhood homes.
When the survery asked which features in a home are the biggest attraction the 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.
Interestingly enough, hot tubs got a lot less love from respondents. Only 26% of men and 22% of women cited the old standby in the science of seduction as an amenity they would truly want. It just goes to show that good looking and a good sense of humor may not be the only criteria on someone's dating list.