People Share What It’s Like To Move In With A Significant Other, And I’m So Glad I Am Single

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

Photo Credit: Twitter / @realoverheardla
Photo Credit: Twitter / @realoverheardla

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

Some would look at it as though I moved in with my girlfriend. I view it as being the unwitting beneficiary of 15 boxes of scented candles.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jessejoyce
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jessejoyce

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?

Couples moving in together: Just know that whoever signs into iTunes first will end up paying for every movie for the entire relationship
Photo Credit: Twitter / @DanHopp
Photo Credit: Twitter / @DanHopp

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

Moved in with my boyfriend. Agreed he could have creative control of the living room. I now have to live with a creepy Julianne Moore cushion.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ChrisPJGodfrey
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ChrisPJGodfrey

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!

A major change that happened when I moved in with my girlfriend is that I now have a medicine cabinet with actual medicine in it.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @joshgondelman
Photo Credit: Twitter / @joshgondelman

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

Moved in with my girlfriend and she has the toilet paper roll going under, reconsidering life decisions Atm
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MikeBaldOB
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MikeBaldOB

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

My hot female roommate keeps trying to make out with me, which is a much cooler way for me to tell you that I moved in with my girlfriend.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @KevinFroleiks
Photo Credit: Twitter / @KevinFroleiks

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?

Apparently, moving in with my boyfriend meant having to live amongst a ton of Donald Duck items
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sanaysasanaysay
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sanaysasanaysay

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

I thought moving in with my girlfriend would be all sunshine and rainbows until I discovered it's a constant cycle of watching her scroll past my tweets without liking them and finding strands of hair on every article of clothing I own
Photo Credit: Twitter / @yaneezy_
Photo Credit: Twitter / @yaneezy_

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

Writing a love poem called
Photo Credit: Twitter / @yenniwhite
Photo Credit: Twitter / @yenniwhite

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

Moved in with my girlfriend and she has the toilet paper roll going under, reconsidering life decisions Atm
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MisterClasico
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MisterClasico

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?

Why, Though?

unexpected downside of moving in with my girlfriend is that now she knows I watch the a star is born trailer before bed every night
Photo Credit: Twitter / @nicolewboyce
Photo Credit: Twitter / @nicolewboyce

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

The best thing about moving in with my girlfriend has been discovering the wonders of fabric softener. 
Have you used it?! Oh man, it's like wearing a hug all the time.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @GrahamMosimann
Photo Credit: Twitter / @GrahamMosimann

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?

The non-religious version of getting married so you can have sex is getting into a serious relationship and moving in together so you can afford an apartment without roommates
Photo Credit: Twitter / @JonahGreen
Photo Credit: Twitter / @JonahGreen

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

[Just moved in with my girlfriend] HER: *About to join me in the shower* Hey sexy.

ME: This is my cry time.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TheAndrewNadeau
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TheAndrewNadeau

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

one thing I have discovered about moving in with another human after years & years of living with only a cat is fellow humans are resistant to my method of avoiding any actual unpacking by just taking what you need out of the boxes when you need them & putting them away only then
Photo Credit: Twitter / @KatTimpf
Photo Credit: Twitter / @KatTimpf

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!

something people dont tell you is that when you move in together with a partner you effectively get a 50% discount on furniture, an unbelievable return
Photo Credit: Twitter / @thomas_violence
Photo Credit: Twitter / @thomas_violence

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

I recently moved in with my girlfriend and uncovered this morning that she owns 3 Yankees hats. Any attorney's out there that can get me out of a lease agreement?
Photo Credit: Twitter / @NateGearySports
Photo Credit: Twitter / @NateGearySports

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

I'm moving in with my girlfriend in mere weeks and we have gotten to the point of planning where I am loudly proclaiming
Photo Credit: Twitter / @itsalicetime
Photo Credit: Twitter / @itsalicetime

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.

In Summary…

One thing I have discovered about moving in with another human after years & years of living with only a cat is fellow humans are resistant to my method of avoiding any actual unpacking by just taking what you need out of the boxes when you need them & putting them away only then
Photo Credit: Twitter / @goodaquarius
Photo Credit: Twitter / @goodaquarius

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.