Long after dating marry
The biggest hurdle of living with your significant other? I say “unsurprisingly” because by my experience, cleaning habits is a huge factor in how well people live together, regardless as to whether or not they’re a couple.
31 percent of Rent.com’s surveyed folk say that cleaning can be a point of contention, and only 11 percent say they actually discussed how they’re divvying up household chores before signing their leases. No matter who you’re moving in with, have that talk beforehand — it’ll make things much simpler later on down the line.
Mostly so that I don’t feel like I’m mooching or anything, I try to pick up the slack elsewhere: Home maintenance, feeding and cleaning up after our cats, and so on.
That way, what I can’t necessarily contribute financially, I contribute in other ways.
Have you started wondering how long you should wait to move in together?This is what my SO and I do, and I do have to say, it works really well for us.He’s an engineer, so he’s pretty much always going to make way, way more than I do; as such, we generally have a two-thirds/one-third split when it comes to rent, utilities, and groceries.We spoke with the apartment-finding site about the results — here’s what they found.First off: There’s no set age or relationship stage at which most people think it’s time to move in together.
Couples who fell fast in love were engaged after nine months, and married after 18 months.