Is your house repelling men?

Did you know cacti, depressing books and images of independent women are turning away your potential partners?

Eliza Archer
Eliza Archer NewsMavens, Europe
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Why this story matters:

In a Daily Mail article, journalist Liz Hoggard had her home analyzed by interior therapist Suzanne Roynon. During the interview, Roynon identified several issues that she said could be unwelcoming when a date visits the apartment.

She advises against having cacti at home because they are "too spiky". Who knew there was so many ways a woman could repel a potential partner!

The article was criticized by several media outlets, including The Guardian. In the comment below, Marie Le Conte concludes:

Do consider stuffing your cacti in one of the cushions; if endless nonsensical relationship advice catered towards women has taught us anything, it’s that a man likes to be kept on his toes.

Some tips to make your home man-friendly:

  • Books are fine, as long as the titles are not depressing of course, but make sure the books don’t live in the bedroom – that space is only for sleep and love.
  • Images of strong women are a no; they can indicate that a women is independent and does not need a partner. Too many images of women could indicate there is no space for a male in your life.
  • Oh and don’t forget to rid yourself of clothing items that have women on them -- what reason would you have for wearing another woman’s face?!

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