How Long Should You Date Before Moving In Together?

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Relationships come with numerous milestones and one of the biggest ones is moving in together. Moving in together is a huge step to take as a couple and when it comes to taking this step, timing is essential. If you do it too early, it can ruin the relationship. At the same time, it can be problematic to wait too long to do it also. We’re discussing why timing is essential when it comes to moving in together. Check it out below!

Moving In Together Too Soon

Moving in together too soon is one of the most common mistakes in a relationship. People have a tendency to get overly excited about their new partner and want to spend every second together, so they feel that moving in together is the way to do that. The problem is that you can essentially overdose on one another and the lead the relationship right into the trash can. Spending 24/7 together that soon is just too much. Also, moving in together is just far serious of a step for a new couple. You don’t know this person well enough to know how they handle all the aspects of maintaining a home. You don’t know that they’re reliable enough to help out with the bills or household chores. It’s too much of a gamble!

Moving In Together Too Late

On the flip side, it can be catastrophic for a couple to wait too long to move in together. The truth is that living together is the best way to get to know who someone really is. You learn each and every one of their quirks and idiosyncrasies. You find out what you can tolerate and what you cannot. Say you date someone for five years and then you finally decide to move in together. Once you’re living together, you then realize that this person drives you insane and you cannot tolerate them on a 24/7 basis…and the relationship ends. This means that you just wasted five years of your life! Ultimately, we suggest moving in together after you’ve dated someone at least 8 months to a year.

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