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Living ‘Happily Ever After’ Means a Lifetime of Good Health

14 Feb Living ‘Happily Ever After’ Means a Lifetime of Good Health

Living ‘happily ever after’ is not the preserve of fairytales and can be achieved by a lifetime of good health, according to a new report out today from Hamptons International.

To mark its collaboration with Disney’s highly anticipated live action version of Beauty and the Beast, Hamptons International asked the British public to select three things that describe what living ‘happily ever after’ means to them. The majority of respondents from the East of England said having good health (52%), meeting their true love (42%) and having children (38%) defined their ‘happily ever after’.

Whilst 19 per cent of respondents in the East of England said that buying or building their dream home means ‘happily ever after’ to them, this figure rose to 19 per cent nationwide and 26 per cent amongst the 18-24 year olds and 35-44 year olds. Across the regions, the figure was highest in the North East, where one in three (33%) respondents said that buying their dream home equates to living ‘happily ever after’ for them. The figure was lowest amongst people living in the North West where just 14 per cent said owning or building their dream home would mean living ‘happily ever after’.


Lesley Cairns, Managing Director at Hamptons International, commented on the research: “Our research shows the myriad meanings that living ‘happily ever after’ can conjure up for different people at different stages of their life. On the whole, the research suggests that fairytale notion that living ‘happily ever after’ means meeting someone to spend the rest of your life with has been demoted by the importance of a lifetime of good health.


“Proving our credentials as a nation which applauds home ownership, our research also shows that owning their own home remains one of the biggest aspirations for the British public with 19% saying that happily ever after to them means either buying or building their dream home, a figure which is highest in the North East (33%) and the 18-24 and 35-44 year olds (both 26%).”


To find out more about Hamptons International’s partnership with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, please our website at