(Closed) What most surprised you about your SO after you moved in together?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
439 posts
Helper bee

Mine is also a homebody.

I was surprised how dirty he actually is (I’ve lived with two other men in my life, and they were dirty…but not this dirty).  There will be a housekeeper in our future.

I was amazed at what a good cook he is.  The kitchen is the only clean place in our house.

Post # 4
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hmm. I was a bit surprised by how much he enjoys doing DIY around the house. Only because he does a lot of work with his hands at his job and I thought he’d not be a big fan of it. 

Post # 5
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am surprised at how long my husband can sit in front of the TV.  I love vegging out on the couch, but he takes it to a whole new level.  I may watch 2-3 hours of tv, but usually I am buzzing around getting other stuff done at the same time.  

We have lived together so long now I can hardly remember what it was like living without him! 

Post # 6
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Not too much suprised me. Except how much he farts at home. Ha! I guess that means he’s completely comfortable with me?

Post # 7
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had a long distance relationship for 9 months, then I moved 950+ miles to live with him. Talk about relationship SHOCK!!


How “sensitive” he can be!! sometimes almost girly sensitive!

He is definitely a homebody too!

He cannot sleep unless i’m in bed. regardless of what time it is.

He is a pretty darn good cook!!

Post # 8
3942 posts
Honey bee

Pretty much from the day we met we spent every single weekend together. We lived about an hour apart so we alternated which apartment we stayed at each weekend. But because of this, nothing really shocked me when we officially moved in together after a year. Well, except that he is a huge pack rack. I don’t know how it happened but the Red Sox work series “official” coca-cola bottles (un-opened of course) have moved with us…twice! So have the sports illustrated and wheaties box.


Post # 9
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I realized after living with Fiance for over 2 years that he is a BIG slob and never returns things to their proper place. 

Post # 10
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Even though we spent tons of time (and nights) together before I officially moved in, I didn’t realize how neat my FH was until we moved in together – even then, I didn’t really notice it until he was gone for a week and I looked around the house and was like “damn, I’m messy!!!” He must follow me around, picking up after me haha – so some adjustments had to be made.

Also, he always has the TV on, and usually on LOUD. No matter what he’s doing: working from home, reading, writing, whatever – the TV is always on. He has to have the TV on to sleep. I used to always sleep in quiet, but I can pretty much fall asleep anywhere, so it only took a few weeks to get used to having the TV on all.night.long. (sometimes it annoys me and after he falls asleep I turn it off!).

Ooh – and I was also surprised at how often his mom calls him. She calls him almost everyday, and send letters/packages to us at least 1-2 times a week.

Post # 11
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

How close he is to his family! I didn’t expect him to see them as often, especially when I first moved in. And how cheap he is. I always he was cheap, but I had no idea the extent of it!

Post # 12
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We spent every night together in college, so I wasn’t too surprised by anything when we moved in together. The only weird things is that R wears shoes all the time! And he eats almost nothing for dinner, but snacks a lot at night.

Post # 13
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I found out my Fiance IRONED his SHEETS! I knew he was ridiculously anal about keeping things neat and tidy, but seriously, who irons sheets before putting them on the bed? I made fun of him and he stopped doing it. But he does iron his clothes every. single. morning. even if they aren’t really wrinkled AND his office is casual (like jeans, t-shirt, sneakers casual.)

Also, he spends most of his free time on his computer, which was surprising because he is a computer programmer, and I thought he’d be sick of sitting in front of it.

Post # 14
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I feel like we spent enough time together/talked enough before moving in together that there wasn’t much that shocked me. Few things I guess: 

1) The fact that we have totally different ideas of “clean” has definitely been reinforced. He’ll tell you he is a neat freak and yes– he always puts his clothes and papers and whatnot away. But a shower that needs to be cleaned? He is totally oblivious. 

2) The fact that he so rarely drives me crazy. I guess this was the only real “shock.” I am suuuuper easily annoyed so I’d kind of prepared myself for a long adjustment period. So I was really surprised that I just like him being around all the time. I’d say overall living with him is way easier than expected. 

Post # 15
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The biggest surprise moving in with my SO was a pleasant one- she has a silly improv song and dance for every single situation! From cooking breakfast to seeing a good play in a football game on t.v. to cleaning the cat box….  I never stop laughing when she’s around!

Oh- I have another one. Her stomach is a bottomless pit. I knew she ate a lot and has the metabolism of a rabbit, but dang! I swear I hear the fridge open every 20 minutes or so when she’s home…

Post # 16
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

He’s addicted to the History channel.

He could–and would–sleep till noon if there was nothing requiring him to get up.

He just sits around naked–sorry if that’s Too Much Information. It cracks me up, seeing him sitting at his computer, replying to work emails, with a face full of serious concentration, stark nude.

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