Post # 1
Or for non-married bees, are you and your bf living together? Do you think it has affected your relationship at all? My fiance and I live together and I am so happy we do. It’s given me a chance to get to know him ‘behind closed doors’ before we get married and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Post # 3
We’ve been living together for a while now and I’m SO happy we did it this way. There’s a huge difference between dating/knowing someone and living with them. Living together was a must-do before getting engaged for me. Thankfully it’s worked out 😉
Post # 4
Yes and no? haha. When we first started dating I was away at school in another state. Due to some personal reasons I transferred schools and moved back in with my parents. At first he would never stay over but instead would leave at like 2/3 in the morning. Finally my step-dad said it was silly that he was leaving so late at night and to just stay. He hasn’t left since 😀
Funny thing is, he still won’t do laundry at my house even though he is here every minute of the day. He only goes to his parents house when he needs to do laundry. His belongings are also split between my house and his parent’s home.
I will say I like living together, although it would be much different if we lived in our own place. Unfortunately that isn’t feasible right now because we live in Los Angeles and are both students :/
Post # 5
My FI and I live together and have since about 2 months into our relationship. It works VERy well for us and has given us a lot of time to get to know each other and be 100% positive that we’re able to live together!
Post # 6
we live together and I can’t imagine it any other way. We’ve been together for over 5 years and living together for over 4. I moved to London 10 months after we left and we got a flat together… I was willing to move in with someone earlier than I would have under normal circumstances, but since I was moving to another country to see if it would work with him, I thought it was worth the risk! So happy we did it… less than 3 weeks ’til we tie the knot!
Post # 7
We’ve lived together for the majority of our relationship (4 out of 6 years), and we’ll be getting married this November. I’m glad we do, because we DEFINITELY had an adjustment period at the beginning where we had to work through each other’s quirks.
Post # 8
Nope! We’ll move into our own place once we’re married. We’re very happy this way and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I will say that it’s one of my pet peeves to read about cohabitators who think their relationships are better than non-cohabitators’ simply because of their living arrangements. Not true! It’s simply a personal choice. 🙂
Post # 9
We started dated when we were both at college and so we quasi lived together then. Once I graduated, we were LDR for 3 years, but we are now living together – I moved in a few months after we were engaged. It has been really wonderful so far, but I am glad we were engaged first.
Post # 10
We live together but NOT until after we got engaged and the date was set. I am a firm believer in not shacking up. My grandma raised me so I am old school. To me living together with no commitment is like having your cake and eating it too. That being said, I respect eveyone else’s decisions. There is no one path to anything only the path that works for you.
Post # 11
I voted but I’m married…sorry! I voted because I lived with my husband only after we were engaged 🙂
Post # 12
We’ve been together for 7 years and lived together for 2.5 years in college. School has us apart again for now, but we’ll be reunited a few months before the wedding.
Post # 13
My fiance and I have been living together for 3 years. I believe that this was the best decision for us. This way, when we get married in April, there will not be any surprises. I know exactly what I am getting myself into and he knows exactly what he is getting himself into. And like a PP stated, there is definitely an adjustment period. Glad we got it out of the way before coming home from the honeymoon!
Post # 14
We live together and own a home together too!
I am so glad I live with him. We moved in with each other after dating for a year. Didn’t think I would live with a boyfriend that quickly ever, but both agreed that it felt right and natural.
We lived together for a year and got engaged in that year as well. After a year of living together we bought a house together. We love home ownership as well.
Living together has worked great for us.
Post # 15
We are engaged and waiting to be married to move in together, and we are both so excited!!
Post # 16
I was thinking about moving in with my FI for a while but not decided until some major family stuff came up and I needed to get out. It was about six mo. or so into our relationship. I first lived with his parents and then we’ve lived together in our own apartment for a year now. it’s been wonderful. It’s nice that we’ve gotten how we are out of the way now so when we are married we can enjoy that blissful moment without it being awkward.