Have you ever considered what it would be like to date someone who lives next door in an apartment complex?These types of relationships do happen, but are they a good thing?Having a hot neighbor for many is something straight out of a fantasy.

So I'm glad I made the decision that I did," Hunt said.

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A local coffee shop, deli or grocery store where your neighbour is a regular may be a few good places to pick up such useful nuggets of information.

Introduce yourself While doing a bit of homework about an attractive neighbour is how you can start out, it is not a substitute for a personal introduction.

You’ll have the benefit of walking down the hall to see your boyfriend or girlfriend if you date your neighbor. Only 34 percent of survey respondents said they’d date someone who lives an hour away, and the number only decreases as the commute lengthens.

Common interests: Since you and that neighbor live in the same area, you may have common interests.So if you are planning to ask your attractive neighbor on a date, here are some tips to help you along.Get to know him/her In general, it is a good idea to get to know a person a little bit before dating.Beverly Hunt, owner of a public relations firm in Washington, D. When Hunt lived in an apartment building in downtown D.C., she considered dating a neighbor, but was talked out of it by a friend.If you don’t find the info you need in this column, please visit the Dear Wendy archives or the forums (you can even start your own thread), or submit a question for advice.