Living With Your Parents
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Coldwell Banker Real Estate recently conducted a survey to find the answer to a pressing question for the growing number of boomerang kids: Can living with your parents squash your dating life?
The percentage of young adults ages 18 to 34 living with parents or parents-in-law has risen sharply since the late 2000s, according to the most recent American Community Survey. One in three young adults – or more than 24 million – lived in homes of their parents or their parents-in-law in 2012.
Coldwell Banker partnered with Toluna to survey 2,000-plus Americans to find out if where you call home can kill the romance, that is if mom and dad happen to be your roommates. The answer? The majority – 72 percent – said they would date someone who lives with their parents, the survey finds.
Broken down by age, 80 percent of those 18-29 years old said they would date someone still living with their parents, while 71 percent of those in their 30s would, and 68 percent of 40-54 year olds. Geographically, the Northeast has the highest percentage of people who are accepting of a partner who still lives with their parents.
But women seem to care more than men. Nearly 40 percent of women say they would not date someone who lived with their parents, compared to 18 percent of men.
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Source: Realtor Magazine