You don't have to carry your new bride across the threshold, because she's already in the house.
Note to self: Find out if the real estate broker can also draft a prenup. (via Thinkstock)
A woman in Jakarta, Indonesia has found an unusual real estate hook (or an unusual online dating profile, depending on how you look at it) — "Buy the house and you may marry the owner."
Wina Lia, her car, and her house (well, the fence outside her house). (via RumahDijual)
A widow since her husband died in 2000, homeowner Wina Lia has tried dating but without success. Her real estate agent reportedly gave her the idea to throw the marriage in with the house. Lia told the news site Kompas that "My goal is that this house be sold. But if I meet another partner, it is important that he be single, whether a bachelor or a widower, responsible and mature." Coconuts Jakarta reported that, "She also said she hoped her potential mate would be a good father to her children and a religious man who would not object if she wore a headscarf." The house is listed for approximately $76,500 USD.
I hope that the popularity of Lia's posting spurs several dating/real estate cross-overs, such as:
- Covering yourself with that fake fresh-baked-cookie smell spray real estate agents lovebefore meeting a potential mate.
- Tinder, but for houses (swipe left when you see wall-to-wall carpeting).
- Staging yourself before a first date like you'd stage a house, hiding as many flaws as possible. WAIT WE ALL ALREADY DO THAT.