As if finding the marriage of true minds hadn’t already proven difficult enough, here comes another impediment:
The thirties and forties are those periods when a singleton with some extra income decides to stop waiting for Mr. / Miss / Mx. Right and buy a house. Few singles appreciate the impact on one’s marriageability of already owning real estate. It might make you seem attractively stable to potential spouses … for a while. But beware! If you fall in love with someone who owns her own home, your three-bedroom kingdom might come to seem a ball and chain rather than a comfortable retreat from the wider world.
I note here that I closed on this place the day after my 50th birthday and that someone would have to be just this side of Beyond My Wildest Dreams to get me to give it up.