The natural progression of any relationship is usually to move in together, but as natural a move as this is it’s not without its own set of problems. You see when you’re both living your own lives, in your own spaces and doing your own thing while still dating this is all perfectly fine. You get to spend quality time with each other and generally only see each other at your best – all the worst bits are kept in the privacy of your own home.
But with the way the economy is at the moment it simply makes more sense for people to share a home or apartment with each other because it basically halves your living expenses each month.
What I want to share with the women reading this blog post today are the pros and cons of moving in with your boyfriend, so you know in advance what you’re getting yourself into.
Pros Of Moving In Together
Cuts Your Costs – As I’ve already mentioned it makes perfect economic sense to live with your boyfriend because being able to eliminate one entire rent each month means that you should both have more disposable income at the end of each month. Basically both of you should be better off financially.
Closer To Him – Obviously the main reason you moved in together was to spend more time with each other, so that’s your wish there granted straight away.
Get To Know Him – They say that you can’t really know a person until you live with them, and I’d have to agree with this. Even spending just a few weeks sharing the same house or apartment with your guy will teach you stuff about him you’d never have found out otherwise.
Reduce Clutter – Whenever you move to a new place you’ll always notice that you’ve accumulated far more junk than you ever thought possible. Moving in with your boyfriend means that you can probably dispose of your sofa, bed and other items that you hopefully won’t need ever again. Think of this as the ultimate exercise in spring cleaning.
More Sex – Ok sex isn’t everything but the freedom to have sex with your boyfriend whenever you feel like it and wherever you feel like it will be liberating to say the least. Obviously you’ll need to christen each room in your shared living space while you’re at it.
Honeymoon – The first few months of living together is always like a second honeymoon in your relationship – you just love being around each other all the time.
Cons Of Moving In Together
Arguments – all the things you never knew about your boyfriend are going to cause at least a few extra arguments between you, whether you like it or not. This is normal and natural, but still annoying.
Sex – When your boyfriend realizes that you’re going to move in with him he’ll probably expect sex on a more regular basis than you want to have it. He’ll probably also expect that you’ll spend your evenings wandering around the house in French lingerie…so you might need to burst this bubble before you move in.
Sharing A Bed – Sharing a bed on holidays or overnight with your boyfriend never causes a problem, but try sharing a bed with the same person who kicks you in their sleep every night for the rest of your life. If you feel the urge to smother your boyfriend with his own pillow this is also perfectly normal…but never go through with it obviously.
Bathroom – Ah…the bathroom. Most people think that breakups and divorces start in the bedroom, but in real life they actually start in the bathroom. Walking into your bathroom to find that the toilet seat is up again, that there’s at least 2 wet towels on the floor and he’s squirted toothpaste into the sink will raise your blood pressure at least a couple of notches.
In case you didn’t notice the “Cons” section of this article is meant to be funny – a little bit of tongue-in-cheek humor. When it comes down to it ladies if your boyfriend suggested that you live together that’s usually a pretty big emotional move for a guy to make – a player would run in the opposite direction.
Living with your boyfriend is all part of growth in your relationship, and if you truly love the guy all those little imperfections and quirks that you both have won’t rock your relationship boat too much.