In a recent article by CNNMoney, a survey of 1,000 people found that over one third of women and 18% of men would rather date a homeowner than a renter.
In fact, only 2% of women said they'd prefer to date a man who rents and only 3% of men said they would choose a woman who rents over one that owns her home. Provided, of course, that all other factors are equal.
Ahem - a whopping 62% of those surveyed preferred to date singles who live alone. So if that friend who said he'd be off your couch in two weeks is still there two years later, survey says he's killing your game. Get him out and move on.
Sorry college grads living back home, but this is a direct quote from CNNMoney:
And there was bad news for the growing number of boomerang kids -- the young adults who went off to college, graduated and then wound up back in their old bedrooms. It's going to be hard to find love, except (perhaps) from your parents. Less than 5% of all singles surveyed said they would date someone living in their childhood homes.
"That's a real deal-breaker," said Michael Corbett, a spokesman for Trulia. "If you're still living with your folks, you're dead-on-arrival for dating."
Don't worry though! Everyone knows the economy is tough right now! So what if living at mom and dad's house is totally ruining your love life? Use your time at home to save up so when you finally do move out you can buy instead of rent!
Oh, and when that time comes, you know I'll definitely be there to help you out!