It’s one of the important stages in a long-term relationship, just like any other milestone: the first kiss, the first time you say “I love you,” the first anniversary, and the moment you decide to move in together. While it’s definitely an exciting step, it’s not always a smooth one.
These people shared what it was like to move in with a significant other, and it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.
It’s The Constant Scent In The Home
I get it: at a certain point in a relationship, you just have to accept that you will fart in front of each other. However, a constant stream of farts is horrid.
Women Do Love Candles
One of my favorite common differences between men and women what we deem as important home goods. Men will die before leaving their Playstation behind. Women will buy candles in every seasonal scent possible.
Baby, Can You Sign In?
When living together with a partner, you should try to make things as even as possible between both parties. However, if they sign in first and you just pretend not to know they’re getting billed…
Burn It While He’s Out Of Town
Unfortunately, when you love someone enough to move into a place with them, you also have to move in with all of their possessions, including the creepy Julianne Moore couch cushions.
Here’s To Having Advil!
I distinctly remember going over to a guy’s house and the only thing he had in his “first aid kit” was a dried out alcohol swab and tape. That was all.
She Might Be A Psychopath
I’m a firm believer that the only correct way to put the toilet paper roll is going over, and anyone who disagrees with me can prepare themselves to catch these hands.
It’s All About Perspective
You could say that you moved into an apartment with your girlfriend because paying rent on your own just didn’t seem worth it anymore, but where’s the fun in that? Add a little flair to the story.
Why Does This Give Off Scary Vibes?
There’s something about an adult who willingly owns a lot of Disney merchandise without a clear explanation as to why that just creeps me out. This Donald Duck collection is giving off strong murderer energy.
She’s A Shedder
Having a girlfriend live with you is a lot like having a golden retriever who sheds nonstop, is not always happy to see you, and also never knows where she wants to eat.
Some People Stack It Like An Animal
There is a proper way to load up a dishwasher, and I will die on that hill. There are rows of racks in certain places for a reason, and we should all respect that.
This Is Why Men Die Younger
Men statistically have a lower life expectancy than women, and I swear it’s because they do things like this. I mean, sir: what do you mean that you weren’t making lunches for yourself regularly before?
I’ll admit that I personally love A Star Is Born as a movie, but I definitely don’t love it enough to rewatch its three-minute trailer on a nightly basis. I mean, what does she gain from it?
I Have No Words
I’m genuinely curious: how do men survive without a female partner? Fabric softener is 50% of the stuff you need to use when running a load of laundry, and he never even knew about it?
Isn’t It Romantic?
At a certain age in adulthood, people start turning their noses up at you if you say you live with a roommate, as if they don’t do the same except they have to share a bed with theirs.
It’s Sad Boi Hour
You might think that moving in with a partner means that you’re going to spend a lot more time together naked, but it actually means that you see them cry more often.
Sorry, But You Have To Be A Real Adult Now
The cool thing about living alone is that there is no one else around to witness whatever weird and gross habits you have. Leave the dishes in the sink? No one knows. That all changes when you move in with your significant other.
Half Of A Couch Is So Cheap!
Buying furniture can be terribly daunting when shopping as a single person, but I guess having a partner to split to costs with can make things easier—that is, if you can agree on anything.
Watching Baseball Games Might Get Tense
Moving in with a significant other allows you to learn so much more about them, like the fact that her favorite baseball team is actually your favorite team’s rival.
LOVE MY BOOKS
Sharing a space means that your significant other is definitely going to criticize your most prized possessions. You’ll have to fight tooth and nail to keep the ratty copy of your favorite childhood books.
Living with someone else, especially a romantic partner, comes with a lot of challenges that can make or break your relationship, and one of the best ways to avoid an argument is simply a very large bed.