How Long Should You Date Someone Before Moving In With Them?

The answer to this dating question will depend on several factors. First it's important to know that living with someone every day is far different than dating.

In fact moving in with your boyfriend or girlfriend is much like marriage except there is no commitment. You will find that the longer you live with one person the more attached you get to them.

How Long Should You Go Out With Someone Before Living With Them?

Some people move in together right away and it works out great. Other people never move in with people they date or they wait for many years There is no correct answer. Somewhere in between these two extremes is the answer you're looking for. It depends on what you decide as a couple.

People have different viewpoints, needs, wants, desires, goals, and ideas about what's best for them. If you can find a boyfriend or girlfriend who wants the same kind of relationship, you'll know when it's right. The decision about when to move in together will be easy.

Advantages Of Moving In Together Right Away.

  • Living together tells you more about your boyfriend or girlfriend than just going out on fun dates.

  • You get to know each other fast.

Disadvantages of Moving In Together Too Quickly.

  • You might not know or trust your partner well enough.

  • All aspects of ending the relationship is much more difficult

Should You Move In With Someone?

As with anything, balance is a good thing when it comes to dating and relationships. You'll know when the time is right for you to move in together. Both of you will want it. If one person likes the idea and the other doesn't, be careful. Take your time. Why can't you just continue dating? What's the rush to move in together? Living together after a few dates is almost always a mistake.

However if you've been a couple for several months or years, living together might make perfect sense. Even though most couples who live together rationalize that it's not marriage or life long commitment, living together is virtually the same thing! It can be just as difficult to end a relationship with someone you're living with especially if you end up living together for several years.

Most singles have houses or apartments, furniture, pets, and perhaps children. It's not an easy decision to move in with someone because if the relationship doesn't work out, you'll need to move again. This is not an issue for some couples, but for other people who value security and stability, moving in someone they just met isn't worth it.

Couples who value commitment and who are serious about finding a loving long term relationship generally will not move in with someone they just met off the internet. On the other I know people who don't have a problem moving in with almost anyone they happen to start dating.

Ask yourself these questions.

  1. Why do I want to live with someone?
  2. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
  3. Does it feel right or am I nervous about it.

If you have second thoughts about living with someone don't do it. Wait. Time will answer a lot of your dating questions. There's no rush. Moving in with a romantic partner is much like marriage. Are you ready for marriage? Moving in with someone is a serious decision.

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