I recently was called by the lovely Elizabeth Tilley of the Courier Mail a division of News. com.au . Where I was the featured relationship expert in her great article:
Looking for a flatmate or a soulmate? You might just find both in one of these suburbs.
Relationship psychologist Philipa Thornton said a romance born from a flatmate friendship could lead to a successful life partnership.
“It is a fabulous basis because domestically you’re going to have an idea of what they are like pretty quickly,” she said.
“Proximity makes the heart grow fonder and that can be a really lovely foundation for a relationship to form from a friendship base.”
Ms Thornton said with a more traditional dating relationship someone’s true colours could remain hidden for quite some time, but a flatmate romance fast-tracked what was normally a slower process.
“The honeymoon phase could be over quicker when you’re living with someone 24/7,” she said.
It can be a great foundation for lasting love.
Originally published as When flatmates become soulmates