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Finding The Perfect House Date

For those on the dating game I have to say I really do feel for you.  Dating isn’t what it used to be when I was single which was quite a while back now.  Hearing stories from my friends who are dating and others that have been house hunting and then coming across this a great infographic which likens dating to house hunting I simply had to share.  We can all do with a fun distraction a few times in the day can’t we!  It’s actually pretty spot on too.  House hunting and dating have quite a few similarities.

One thing I have noticed is sometimes people are a bit too quick to jump into a relationship / buy a house without doing enough research, they tend to regret this in the long run.  You should always take your time and get a feel for the prospective house or partner as getting attached early may mean you over look some serious flaws which will later haunt you to no end.  I remember house hunting with my husband years ago and there were so many things I considered prior to even viewing a house and too be honest I have to admit I also had a list of criteria prior to going out with my husband too.  If you are looking for a long term relationship with your house or partner then it pays to be thorough.

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I totally agree with not committing after one viewing (in regards to if you like a home or date) as you can’t always get a suitable feel for a home or prospective partner during that period of time.  A few viewings can help you make a far better judgement and in regards to a house viewing different times of day can make a difference as you can assess the noise levels and also traffic and parking in that area.  It is also advisable to view a few houses or go on a few first and second dates to make sure you make the right decision.  You never know what you might be missing out on otherwise.  I’m not suggesting going out with numerous men, just make sure you don’t commit too early to the first one you meet.  The same can be said of houses, you might think you love the first one but it turns out the fourth one you view is perfect and ticks all the boxes.

Can you see the similarities between finding the perfect house and dating?

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This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. I’m a long way off this stage, but there is a lot to think about. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to afford a house on my own though, so let’s hope I meet Prince Charming soon 🙂

  2. Now that you mention it I can see the comparisons, I would never decide from one date whether I want to be in a long term relationship and from one viewing I wouldn’t decide on a house. Even if it felt like the one it’s always best to go back and try again with a clear head to make sure

  3. I met my boyfriend in my first year of university and it was pretty much love at first sight with us (cringe) however a few months later we had to try and find living arrangements for our second year. We ended up taking the plunge and deciding to live together. Lots of people said this was crazy and that we had rushed it but the circumstances we were in kind of forced us to do that anyway. I couldn’t be happier now! We found the right place for us and this helped with making our decision feel less rushed as our new home suited us and has worked ever since! I think it’s important to keep criteria/a checklist in mind at all times when looking at properties as it’s so easy to get carried away!

  4. This is so important and you are so right with all the points. Buying a house is a huge commitment and it is best to take time and get to know someone before rushing in with someone and realising that they are not the one x

    1. It is ahuge commitment but for those that look into enough areas worth the time and effort.

  5. Haa haa, this made me chuckle. We are hoping to house hunt next year and I remember the last time was quite hardwork and confusing

    1. It can be hard work but if you screen them all well you should be fine. Have fun x

  6. In a few years time when it comes to looking at houses I know I’m going to be doing a lot of research into the area and I bet I’ll view the property quite a few times x

    1. That’s good to hear. Enjoy house hunting!

  7. I am loving this infographic and it’s actually really well made. Interesting facts to learn from and the tips! I am saving this for future use. Thank you.

    1. No problem I’m so pleased you liked the post x

  8. These are some very practical tips on finding the perfect house, I will keep these in mind for the future

    1. I hope you find it useful.

  9. I love this, how funny that it really is like a first date! We fell in love at first sight with our house, AND got our hopes up. Luckily it worked out for us!

    1. It is lucky it worked for you. Good to hear x

  10. It is so true, you definitely need more than one view to get a feel for the place

    1. I think trying different times of the day can help get a good feel of local noise and traffic levels.

  11. It’s definitely a heart or head thing. I do agree with the Barclays research that you know pretty much instantly whether or not you love a place. I’m a big believer in atmosphere.

  12. The idea of buying a house is terrifying to me, however I think it’ll be like the one, when you know you know. I can’t wait for my time to come 🙂

  13. This advice is just perfect! My daughter is talking about saving a deposit for her first house, so I have already bookmarked this so It’s handy for when she gets to that stage!!

    1. I’m so pleased you found my post useful Tanya. Hope the house hunting goes well for your daughter x

  14. I never would have put those two things in the same sentence but out of everything we do and commit to in our lives these two come up top as highest. My son 20 talks about dating and it’s like an alien world to me. One thing he said is you can’t just go up to a girl and buy her a drink anymore without her thinking you have done strange agenda! He said you have to talk yo girls through dating apps these days. I find this hard to understand as a few times he has spent a good two weeks getting on with a girl then met her and just not clicked. Maybe I am just so old fashioned! Lol

  15. It’s a huge commitment. My husband and I were together 17 years before we bought a house together.

    1. It sure is and of course requires a good amount of research to make sure you get the right home for you.

  16. People really are quick to jump into relationships and buy a house aren’t they? It’s such a HUGE commitment and I think people get so overwhlemed that they resign to the fact they won’t understand what they’re getting into and just think ignorance is bliss.

  17. It’s such a big commitment that it actually scares me lol x

  18. Buying your first home is still something my Husband and I need to do! It is on the cards though – hopefully within the next few years will have our forever home!

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