Chicago–A recent survey conducted by Apartments.com found that more than half renters are celebrating Valentine’s Day this February. The survey talked to more than 900 renters.
The survey also revealed that 53 percent of renters had never had a romantic relationship with their roommate or neighbor living in the same apartment community, 32 percent have and 21 percent have made those relationships last anywhere from a few months to over a year. Three percent are either engaged or married.
For those renters who have experienced romance living at their apartment community, the most popular meeting spots are the pool and laundry room. However, resident social functions, walking down the hallway and going to and from the parking lot are other ways people have met their partners.
According to Sarah Preston Gorenstein, the managing editor of Playboy.com, apartment communities are highly conducive for falling in love.
Property managers looking for ways to make their communities more attractive to young renters, this survey can provide pointers.