1 Mar 2012
Dating tips from Oaks Hamlet
Phew. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief – Valentine’s Day is over for another year. As The Beatles famously crooned back in the 60’s, “All you need is love”. The message in 2012 remains simple – find love, find happiness. However if love is everything, how do we find it? These days people look for it everywhere, online, at work, on the train, at the gym and in bars and clubs across the country men and women are searching for their perfect match. It becomes a 24/7 occupation, the quest for that elusive “real love” that will translate into a lifetime of curled-up-on-the-sofa-together-happiness.
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Lesson one – cease membership of Lonely Hearts and join Cosy Couples. What is it that we’re all looking for in our significant other and how to make sure that we appeal to them? GSOH, charm, wit and good looks aside, we are also drawn to more aspirational qualities such as a good career, a stable job or the ultimate dream of home ownership. A recent survey of 1,000 singletons revealed that more than a third of women and 18% of men would rather date a home-owner than a renter.
Free as a Bird
Let’s face it, in the dating world nothing can be more off-putting than having housemates, or worse, parents, interrupting a romantic moment. The survey results show that a huge 62% of men and women prefer to date singles who live alone. Independence is key, so if you’re bringing a date home, what other potholes should be avoided? Well, I’m afraid it’s bad news for the “Boomerang Generation” of young twentysomethings who have moved back in with their parents… only 5% of singles would choose to date someone still living in their childhood home. Sounds like it’s time to slam that front door shut one final time and get a foot on the property ladder.
I Want to Hold Your Hand
If you want to spice up your love life with a dose of the ultimate aphrodisiac of home-ownership, you may be interested in the other key features that will turn your date on. The most sought after love nests will feature a luxurious master suite with en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. Downstairs, pay attention that the kitchen has the right space and equipment to whip up a gourmet dinner. Hardwood floors, outdoor decks and home cinemas also tickled the fancy of the singletons surveyed.
We Can Work it Out
Of course it would be extravagant to suggest buying a house purely to secure a date, however there are many advantages to home-ownership besides the nights of passion. Buying a house is still a good investment. Research your chosen area carefully and focus on buying a desirable property which will continue to be in demand when you choose to sell. The location and type of property need careful consideration, whether you decide to buy a bungalow in a popular retirement area, a family home near a good school, or a village property with plentiful amenities close by. It is important to invest wisely in a property - true love needs to be nurtured in a safe and sustainable environment.
Got to Get you into my Life
346 days to go and counting until Valentine’s Day 2013. Plenty of time to invest in a new home and get that special someone into your life. Why not start your search at Oaks Hamlet in Kings Hill? There are just 5 luxury properties remaining in this exclusive development of new homes with views onto adjacent woodland. Prices range from £340,000 for a large 3 bedroom house to £850,000 for a 5 bedroom family home with an independent studio. Enjoy spacious, contemporary living with village amenities and extensive sports facilities a short stroll away. And before you ask, at Oaks Hamlet all modern homes have hardwood floors, en-suite bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes provided as standard. Now if that doesn’t ring your doorbell…!