(Closed) How long before you lived together?

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  • 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 # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    On our two month anniversary.

    Crazy, I know, but it wasn’t planned that way. He and I had been in a group of 5 friends who had been looking for a house for a while to live in together while in college to help with rent. We ended up finding that house about a month and a half into the relationship. Due to my work schedule, he moved in a few days earlier than I did and when I finally got all my stuff moved in one day, we were laying on my bed watching tv, and I started laughing. He asked me what was so funny, and I said “Happy two Month Anniversary, baby. We just moved in together.” It was kind of a wierd realization. We decided we must be crazy to live together so soon into our relationship, but we had already been close friends for 3 years before that, and it ended up working out great. We had to deal with a lot of annoyances in living together VERY early on into our relationship, and it was rocky for a while, but we learned how to work together, and it definately contributed to our “early” engagement. We didn’t live alone just the two of us until after we were engaged and graduated.

    Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    We moved in together after 3 months! I know it sounds crazy to some (and i’d never done anything like that before), but it’s been over a year now that we’ve lived together, and it’s been absolutely wonderful the whole time. We balance each other out so well, we have two of the best dogs in the world together, and the best part of our days is being able to come home, make dinner together, relax with the dogs, and being able to fall asleep in each others arms and kissing each other goodbye in the morning.

    Post # 34
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We dated for about a year, then slowly I started staying over on the week-ends, then started brining my clothes over. His grandmother ended up in the hospital so I stayed with him and his family to help out if needed. When she passed away I was pretty much staying there full time, but was still paying rent on my appartment. We then just made the decision that instead of paying for a place that I’m not even there to just move in with him and save money. Best decision I ever made!

    Post # 35
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @tksjewelry: Our move in was very similar to this. I lived closer to where he worked than his parents. Gas money and a big truck wasn’t helping him sleep and I loved him being there so much. I did, however, demand that he either conciously choose to live with me or not. I couldn’t take the vague-ness of the “we practically live together.”

    Post # 36
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We dated for 4 years before we moved in together. We talked about it for two consecutive years in a row, but decided against it both times until I was out of college for a year. We spent a lot of nights at each others houses, but never really bit the bullet until we were a little more established.

    We’ve been living together for 2.5 years now, and we just bought our first home together in August!

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee

    I moved in with him less then a month before the wedding, so we’d been together for 3 and 1/2 years at that point.  It’s definitely been a huge transition, as I’ve been living alone for the past 4 years, but we’re slowly getting into a groove with each other.

     

    Post # 38
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    At his parent’s – a year; on our own – 2 years.

    It probably would have been sooner, but we were in a LDR.  I had school and he had school/work in our specific areas.  After I finished school in December 2010, I decided to permanently stay at his parents.  Well, we all decided it was okay.  I guess his parents were okay with it because they knew he was going to propose that Christmas Eve.  Unfortunately, we stayed a lot longer than we intended.

    Post # 39
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We were together for over a year and a half when my Fiance and I moved in together.

    Post # 40
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    Bumble bee

    I think we moved in after 6 years. But at 7 years, we moved out again for a few months and now we’re back in again. It’ll be a while yet until we live just the two of us alone.

    Post # 41
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    Helper bee

    We’ve been dating for 4.5 years. We’re planning for a wedding in fall 2013/spring 2014.  We won’t live together until then. So that’s 6 years together.

    Post # 42
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    He moved in 6 months before the wedding. We were in college before that and he graduated a semester later than me, so he moved up once he graduated. We were engaged at that point and had been together for 4.5 years.

     

    Post # 43
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Well, we had dated previously then been friends for a couple years in 2007/2008. When we got back together in 2010, we were in a LDR and Fiance moved to where my university is. I think we had been official for just over a month at that point? Definitely wouldn’t recommend it to others haha but we never had a problem. We were making the 2.5 hour drive almost every day to see each other so there was really no point.

    Post # 44
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We dated through college then moved in together upon graduation, so over 3 years.

    Post # 45
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    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @UpstateCait: Glad I’m not the only one who did it quickly haha.

    Post # 46
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I told him I wouldn’t move in until we were engaged. After 2 years 9 months together, he told me to give 30 days notice at my place. I moved in a month later (so 2yr 10 months) and he proposed 3 weeks later. 

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