(Closed) How long before you lived together?

posted 9 years ago in Home
  • poll: How long were you together before moving in?

    Less than 6 months

    6 months to 1 year

    1 - 2 years

    2 - 3 years

    3 years +

    Not until we were married, dated for less than 2 years

    Not until we were married, dated for more than 2 years

  • Post # 3
    6391 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We dated for about three and a half years before we got married and then moved in together. Some of my friends had me totally freaked out about it, too, by saying that everything changes when you move in together. We do have a few more disagreements and life is definitely different, but it wasn’t a bad transition at all! (sorry, bit of a tangent, that’s just what I always think about when people talk about moving in!)

    Post # 4
    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Less than 6 months, but it all started with some pretty bad snow storms.  It snowed alot within a month, my car then didn’t have front wheel drive, and I worked right across the street.  He just kept telling me to stay then all of a sudden I was there several months and no point in going home after that, LOL.  We just went one day and got all my stuff.  I always make fun of him that he just liked someone making his breakfast and having dinner ready when he got home, he could of hired a chef instead of getting a wife – would have been cheaper – Bahaha (we think its funny)

    Post # 7
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We didn’t live together until we were married.  Would have been more convenient, but we had a variety of reasons not to.  We got married quickly enough, anyway ( <2 years).

    Post # 8
    24 posts

    We’re not yet married (hopefully we’ll be engaged soon!) but we moved in together after only 6 months of being together.. However, we were very close for about a year. It was not fully intentional, just worked out best for both of us to get a place together. Two years later and we are both ridiculously happy we made that decision!! 

    Post # 10
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Well, we lived in different states for nearly 2 years while we were dating. But my guy drove back and forth from Moline IL to Omaha NE twice a month for that entire time, and I made several trips by train to see him, too. After a while it was just ridiculous, and we realized that one of us had to make a move. For a while we discussed him moving to Omaha, because I owned a home and he rented-but he had the better paying job and had been with his company 13 years, and also his parents were still alive and elderly, and lived 30 miles from him and not in the best of health. So, in the end, I put my house up for sale, and the minute I had an offer (an agonizing 4 months later) I put in my notice at work and moved to Moline-where I’ve been ever since. It has been an adjustment, but very well worth it. We’ve lived together about a year and a half and engaged for a year of that. Getting married in just over 4 months time now.

    Post # 12
    5103 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I voted 6 months- 1 year. It was probably about 8 months, DH wanted me to move in sooner than that and I was a little nervous about it. I kind of slowly just started bringing stuff to his house… toothbrush, clothes (randomly) some bathroom products, and eventually I was moved in. lol

    We’ve lived together now for over 5 years. πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
    380 posts
    Helper bee

    We moved in together after about 9 months of officially being together, however only about a month and a half of that was spent together. He’s in the military and was deployed a month after we started dating so when he finally came home we figured we had spent enough time apart and decided to move in together. We lived together for two years before getting married.

    Post # 14
    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We moved in together just under 5&1/2 months! A lot of it was convenience though, we lived an hour apart, and I didn’t have a car, so he was always driving to see me, and sometimes bringing me to his place at night and back in the morning. (wow, right?!)

    I got a car right at our 5 month mark, and a few days before Valentine’s Day he handed me his key and told me that I should make a copy if I wanted to move in πŸ™‚

    (we had talked about it, but hadn’t set anything into motion yet. A big contender had been me getting my own wheels, because I’d have to be driving to work, which was near my old apt.)

    Post # 15
    6468 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    We didn’t move in together until we lived abroad together. (We were saving money by staying with our respective parents.) So that was from … 2002 to 2007. 5 years!

    Post # 16
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We moved in to our own place together after 18 months, doesn’t sound a lot, but we were staying over all the time in between our parents houses, so it was just a natural step to get out on our own and away from both, haha

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