(Closed) How quickly did you move in together?

posted 11 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: When did you (or when do you plan to) move in together?
    After we've been dating for a while : (243 votes)
    56 %
    After we get engaged : (77 votes)
    18 %
    After we get married : (66 votes)
    15 %
    Never: we're still long distance, even after getting married! : (0 votes)
    None of the above. My situation is unique and defies categorization. : (45 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 62
    578 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    OKay so knew of him for 6 months.. his cousin was my partner on the ambulance.

    Started talking on phone long distance.

    Met in person. Feel in love right there and then.

    Two weeks later moved to texas..

    one month later moved in together.

    Year and half getting married!!

    Fast.. But so in love!

    Post # 63
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Fun! I lived with his sister in college and he signed the lease to move in to the room upstairs from us. In between when he signed the lease and moved in. So we lived together for a while but eventually his sister and I found another place to live that was better for us and we hadn’t been dating that long yet so it wasn’t a big deal that we didn’t live together.

    After that we didn’t live together again until the month before our wedding (we were in the transition of buying a house). We moved into out first house together the week after the wedding. It was great.

    Post # 64
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Here’s my quick recap!


    • meet in highschool
    • friends for 2 years
    • date long distance in college for 4 years
    • get engaged, still long distance
    • I graduate from college, move across the state and in with him
    • get married 1 month after!

    Post # 65
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    shhh, don’t tell my mom, she doesn’t know…he slept over (completely innocent, it was late and he wasn’t up for driving) on the second date and never left.

    Post # 66
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    After being together for 5 years we talked about moving in toghether and never did because soon after I got an e-ring. Now while we are planning our wedding we dont have the funds to get a place right now. A few months before the wedding we can focus on putting our money towards a home together whether it be an appartment or house. Our priest is really proud that we are a rare relationship now a days.

    Post # 67
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    My Fiance and I dated for almost 4 years and we had planned that I would move in with him when I finished school, I finished school, went to visit him and got engaged and then 2 months later I moved in with him!

    Post # 68
    631 posts
    Busy bee

    We did:

    Engaged (after 2 years and change of dating)
    Move in (after about 2 months of engagement)
    Married (only 5 months after getting engaged)

    For me, I thought chicagohusband wouldn’t get off his butt and propose if we lived together.  He’s too complacent.  So holding out to move in together until we were engaged worked out well.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 69
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We met …

    Started dating a month later…

    A few weeks after that, we began dating long distance for almost a year…

    We then dated "normally" for about two years before we picked out a place to live

    I moved in with him officially a few months after our third anniversary

    He proposed just over three months after I moved in. 

    Post # 70
    653 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We met in sixth grade.

    Five years later my mom & he have a serious road rage incident, he is then refered to as "trans am boy" 

    Four years later I get sick and transfer to college in my hometown, reconnect with a high school friend who is dating one of "trans am boy"s best friend

    Start spending drunk nights laying in bed and talking, all the while I deny that I will ever date him and break his heart two times

    Seven months later decide to start dating him, spend that night together

    Seven months later start looking at houses

    Eight months later he buys a house & I move in that night, upsetting his parents

    Eight months later we’re waiting for the economy to get better so we can get engaged ๐Ÿ™ 

    Post # 71
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I fell into the "unique" category and here’s why:

    Dated for 1.5 years in college. Boy graduated, I was still a sophomore.

    Lived together 2 months in GA during the summer before jr year.

    I returned to college, we will have lived apart from Aug 06 to Dec 09 when he is DONE with the Army! Including a 15 mo deployment. Too bad, I’m all for living together before we get married! Except for the deployment, we make a point to see each other every 4-6 weeks. 

    Will be married in June 09. We wanted a summer wedding, despite living apart



    Post # 72
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum

    Our timeline:

    First date September 26, 2007

    Officially started dating October 6, 2007

    Bought a house together December 20 2007

    Moved in the house January 6, 2008

    Got engaged April 6, 2008

    Wedding in June 2009

    Post # 73
    243 posts
    Helper bee


    We meet in 2004 on our first day of college ๐Ÿ™‚  We starting officially dating in our spring semester of freshman year and have been together ever since…our relationship even survived through me studying abroad in England for a semester during my junior year…skype helped a lot with that!

    Post-College aka "adult life":

    We graduated from college in 2008 and moved in together this past summer after dating for about 3.5 years.  Living together has been the best thing for us – even after being together for 3.5 years beforehand, we both feel like we’ve learned more about each other in the past 8 months than we did in the 3.5 years before that!  We recently got engaged (last month) and are planning our wedding for Sept. 2010 ๐Ÿ˜€ Living with each other has been wonderful and has really confirmed for us that we want to be together for the rest of our days.

    From our experience, moving in together was the next/right step for our relationship…it differs for everyone though but I think that it does take some time to get to know a person, so moving in within a few months of dating may not be the wisest idea…but to each their own!

    Post # 74
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    1.  We meet through mutual friends.  Then we become friends.

    2.  We develope "crushes" on one another, I deny these feeliings.

    3.  I give in, we start a relationship.

    4.  5 years later we buy a ring.

    5.  A month later I move in.

    6.  A month after that we get engaged.

    7.  Getting married 1 year and 4mo. from our engagement.

    Post # 75
    37 posts
    • Wedding: September 2009

    we started dating in March 06, moved in a year and a half later in Sept ’07, bought a house together 8 months later in May ’08, got engaged 6 months later in November ’08 and will be married in Sept ’09.

    I think everything ended up being spaced out kind of nicely. After shuttling back and forth between our apartments for the first year and half I was more than ready to be cohabitating…


    Post # 76
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    @elouise- Haha! I can sympathize with the "I deny these feelings." Me and my Fiance were best friends, he made it very clear that he was crazy about me but would respect my feelings regardless, and I eventually broke down…4 months later, we’re engaged. ๐Ÿ™‚ We would probablly have moved in together a month after we got together, but there’s this silly problem of him living in Florida and me living in Texas. Boo. I’ll be living with him in June, after we’ve been engaged, but that’s not because we’re engaged…that’s secondary to our living situation to begin with.

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