Does your dating life need a boost? You may want to start by sprucing up your yard. New research suggests that if your curb doesn’t have appeal, you might not either. In a new survey of 2-thousand U.S. adults who are dating and live in a home with an outdoor space, 73% say the exterior of someone’s home influences how attracted they are to them.
The poll also reveals:
- For 86% of respondents, being able to take care of an outdoor space is linked with a potential partner’s caring ability.
- Nearly nine in 10 (87%) would try a DIY project together on a first date and 64% believe the success of that project could indicate whether the relationship will last.
- Half of respondents admit they’d break up with someone who gave up on a DIY project easily.
- About half (49%) feel being handy with a power tool and being able to fix things around the house (48%) are more attractive than owning an expensive car (21%).
- Knowing how to use power tools is also attractive to a lot of folks, especially a power drill (63%) and a lawn mower (53%).
- A neatly trimmed yard (67%), trimmed hedges (65%), clean walkways and driveways (64%), a blooming garden (55%) and porch seating (50%) are the top things people say give homes curb appeal.
- The DIY activities people would most like to do with a romantic partner include planting a garden (68%), creating an outdoor seating area (52%), landscaping (49%), giving the front porch a makeover (44%) and building a fire pit (43%).
Source: SWNS Digital