Would You Fake a Marriage to Land an Apartment?

Years ago as a single guy I was looking for a house to rent with a friend of mine. We had good jobs, good references and good credit, but no landlord would rent to us.

Eventually, we decided that despite our clean-cut appearances, landlords looked at us with the look of a parent about to leave the house for the weekend to two teenage sons. They assumed we were going to throw wild parties and trash the place.

It made us wonder if pretending to be married would help us get into a rental.