(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 : (52 votes)
    20 %
    6 months to 1 year : (40 votes)
    15 %
    1 - 2 years : (49 votes)
    19 %
    2 - 3 years : (30 votes)
    12 %
    3 years + : (44 votes)
    17 %
    Not until we were married, dated for less than 2 years : (17 votes)
    7 %
    Not until we were married, dated for more than 2 years : (27 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 47
    5072 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We were together 18 mos before I moved in.   He surprised me with a proposal two months later.

    Post # 48
    2554 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    This may sound crazy and not what I would usually do, but here’s my story: We moved in together after 4 months, but bought a house just after 2.5 months!

    Fiance and I met in March 2010 in Quebec while he was here from BC on a course (I was working). He left that month, came back the end of April and we started dating. He was only here for a week though so we carried out a long distance relationship. I was here on a 7 month contract but decided to extend for a year so I wasn’t going to be able to stay in the job-provided accomodations come September. 

    He was already planning on moving here when we met (what luck!) so he asked me to move in with him in September when he arrived. He was buying a house and I would just pay him “rent.” But when he came here in July to look for a house he asked if I wanted to buy it with him. He said it’d be a good investment. Even my parents thought it was a good idea. And, well, it’s worked out!

    Post # 49
    7308 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We had been dating for 9 months when we moved in together. For us, moving in together was THE DECISION. That was us making the commitment to being together permanently because we were choosing to make Mr. LK a daily fixture in teen LK’s life, and that’s not a decision you can just go back on if things don’t work out. So yeah, it was pretty huge for us, and it worked out far more smoothly that I ever imagined it would. The smooth transition only further re-enforced that we were making the right decision, and allowed us to move into the engagement phase early in our planned timeframe.

    Post # 50
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    5 years. almost to the day. Most of this time (actually all except 3 months), I lived at college.

    Post # 51
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We bought our house about a month before our 4 year anniversary and moved in a couple weeks after it. πŸ™‚

    Post # 52
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We moved in at 5 months, got engaged at 9 months, and married at 1.5 years. We move fast apparently. πŸ™‚ He said since he was in his 30’s already, when you know, you know and no sense dragging it out to be more socially acceptable!

    Post # 53
    1175 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I didn’t move in with Fiance until after we were married…and we dated less than two years (15 months to be exact, 6 of which we were engaged).

    Post # 54
    2455 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We officially moved in together after 11 months of dating. However, we decided we would do it six months after dating and put a deposit down on a new place eight months in. 

    Post # 55
    11375 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We had been together 3 years & 3 months when we moved in together. 

    Post # 56
    6511 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We were more than ready to move in with each other after a year, but school and finances were not amenable.  We ended up waiting til we were in a more stable financial situation, and actually moved in to our place 5 days after our two year anniversary.  Living with my lovie is everything I hoped for and more πŸ™‚

    Post # 57
    2521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    There were circumstances that I wish never came up that lead to us moving in together at about 6 months–we were more roommates than a couple.

    Post # 59
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Not until we got married, and we had been together for over two years by the time of the wedding. πŸ™‚ I’m happy we waited! It was lovely setting up house as a married couple, and not at all drama filled like some people experience.

    Post # 60
    26 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We were dating one year before we moved in together. It just felt very different from any relationship I’d been in, and for me, I knew I wanted to live together for awhile before getting married, so when his lease ended after that first year it worked out well. 

    Post # 61
    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Technically, we moved into together around the 10 month mark when we got our own apartment. But he had been unofficially living in my dorm room after about 2 months of dating (he was technically living with his parents, but never went there. He even showered and did his laundry in my dorm!). It was really fast, especially since I was only 19 at the time, but we went on to date for another 4.5 years before getting engaged.

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