Flatmate Finder Meets Internet Dating
April 30, 2007, Press Dispensary. HousemateHeaven.com (http://www.housemateheaven.com ) is a new flatmate finder website that launches this week in London. Its aim is to prevent nightmarish flat share situations by introducing an internet dating-style questionnaire within people’s online profiles.
Everyone who signs up to the website will submit details of the property they’re offering or looking for. People will then take a ‘Lifestyle Questionnaire’ to record their views on cleaning, socialising within the house, guests and sharing possessions. Their results will generate a ‘Lifestyle Type’ and the system will match them with compatible housemates in their desired areas of London.
The site’s creator, Emily Hill, 25, says: “HousemateHeaven.com is the first website to give you a good idea about the lifestyle preferences of your potential housemates.”
Emily thought of the idea when showing people around the spare room in her shared house in London last year. Lots of people came to view the room, but only a few of them seemed to share her views about living together, so she “decided to set up a website that could indicate in advance whether you’re likely to agree on issues like house parties, and the washing up, to avoid wasting time on unsuitable viewings.”
HousemateHeaven.com will initially serve only London, but will be rolled out across the rest of the UK later this year if it proves as popular as Emily expects.
The site also has a number of handy features, such as a ‘Housemates from Hell’ blog for people to share stories of amusing mismatches, as well as ‘Mailbox’ and ‘Organiser’ features for people to arrange their viewings.
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Notes for editors
HousemateHeaven.com (http://www.housemateheaven.com ) was set up by Emily Hill, 25, who lived in London until earlier this year (she now resides in Cambridge). It is the only flatmate finder website to give equal priority to the location of the property and the lifestyle preferences of the people concerned. At present, the website serves London only, but it will be rolled out across the rest of the UK towards the end of the year, if successful.
Emily is an experienced entrepreneur – she also runs a fast-growing specialist copywriting business called Writemysite.co.uk.
For further information, please contact:
Emily Hill, owner
Tel: 07944 252792