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Moving For Love

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-Moving For Love-

Consumers are willing to move—even more than 500 miles--in order to be with a significant other. And the move tends to be worth it, according to a survey by Bellhops, a professional moving company. Bellhops analyzed nearly 2 million online conversations in the U.S. from June 2018 to March 2019 to find themes in moving. “Moving for love” was among those themes they found.

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Sixty percent of the people whose conversations involved moving for love are now married or in a long-term relationship, the study showed. Women are more likely to move for love than men.

One-third of the people who moved for love did so more than once too. Fifty-seven percent said they’d do it again, if necessary too.

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Americans are willing to move long distances to be with their significant others—44% moved 500 miles or more for love, the study found.

For those who move, the majority rent an apartment. But 25% are so confident in their choice that they skip renting and buy a home in their new location once they move, according to the survey.

Source: “The State of Moving,” Bellhops (2020)

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