Houseplant owners seen as great lovers

A study by the Flower Council of Holland and dating website My Single Friend shows people with houseplants are viewed by prospective partners as better lovers.

Houseplants can signify a healthy libido according to study - image: Flower Council of Holland
Houseplants can signify a healthy libido according to study - image: Flower Council of Holland

The study of over 10,000 My Single Friend users found that people who kept exotic plants such as yuccas and palms were seen as being especially adventurous in the bedroom (according to 44% of respondents).

Those who kept blossoming plants such as orchids and hyacinths were seen as nurturing and thoughtful partners (51% of respondents).

People who owned easy to care for plants such as ivy and peace lilies were viewed as strong and independent (52% of respondents).

82% of people polled said that being green fingered would make them more likely to continue dating a perspective beau while 77% said that they would find it a major turn off if a prospective partner couldn’t look after a houseplant.

My Single Friend founder Sarah Beeny said: "We all know that keeping a cute pet can be a great pulling tool for showing your softer side but this research shows that singles who want to get the edge in the dating game should really think about opening their hearts and homes to a houseplant."

My Single Friend and the Flower Council of Holland will be holding the world’s first garden centre singles nights at venues around the UK, to give people the chance to find their perfect green-fingered match and pick up a plant at the same time. 

The London event will take place at Fulham Palace Garden Centre on Friday 23rd September and will be opened by relationship guru Sarah Beeny.  Further events will take place at Ness Botanic Gardens, Liverpool, on 21st September and Stewarts Garden Centre in Bournemouth on the 22nd September.

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