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should we live together

You're thinking about how to celebrate Valentine's Day, and you've already been thining about asking your partner to move in with you. If you think you're ready to take the plunge, the day of hearts and roses would be the perfect day to ask the question. But the conversation can turn non-romantic if you're not careful. Here's what you need to know about popping the "other" question.

Moving in togerther requires communication and compromise

Moving in together is a huge deal for any couple. It’s incredibly appealing because you can split costs and chores, and no longer worry about keeping up two places. Wouldn’t it be romantic to wake up with your sweetie every single day? Of course! But there are many pros and cons to consider before you take the relationship-changing leap of living together. Here are 10 tips to make sure you’re moving in together for the right reasons and to make this relationship transition a little more harmonious.

don't date your roommate

  It’ll start out innocently enough. Two cash strapped young adults - male and female - decide to co-sign a lease together in an effort to save money on rent and utilities. Then something begins to happen. You see each other every day and after a while, the mutual attraction can no longer be denied. You started out as roommates, but it has quickly become much more. In the beginning, it’s nice to have someone to come home to after a long day. No expensive cab or train rides can keep you from seeing one another. Playing house is fun for a while - cooking for each other, binging on Netflix while cuddled on the sofa. It really is the best time ever. But problems start to arise when you’re forced to be in the presence of your roommate/significant other 24/7. There’s no escape. Arguments about laundry and dirty dishes become commonplace - issues that typically only arise in long-term relationships. The union accelerates at an unnatural speed, which means that the chances of it ending well are slim to none. So, given all of this, is dating your roommate worth it - even if it means saving big bucks every month?

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, you’ll surely hear more contempt for the day - how it’s overly commercialized and actually has nothing to do with love. Scorned hearts will go on and on about how it's really all about raking in more money for major corporations. Some even refer to it as the ultimate "Hallmark Holiday." Perhaps they’re just bitter because they won't be receiving a giant teddy bear and a generic card filled with outsourced emotions. Nope. Sappy love songs, heart-shaped chocolates and overpriced grocery store roses will not sweep them off their feet this year. But when cupid's got a hold on you, there’s no better time to show your affection than on Valentine’s Day. Getting quality time in with your better half is a must. But how do you approach the most romantic day of the year when your super single roommate thinks that cupid is stupid?

divide things after a breakup

Once a happy relationship goes sour, the hassle of moving out and moving on becomes the focus. When two lives (and sets of belongings) come together, how do you go about splitting everything up? With judges, lawyers and pre-nups, the lines are clearly drawn for married folks, but what about couples that have lived together without walking down the aisle?

The whole situation is a catch-22. On one hand, you don’t want to transfer bad karma to your new place with a bunch of things that remind you of your ex. But at the same token, you probably can’t afford to buy all new stuff.

So, what’s a brokenhearted guy or girl to do?

Are you really ready to take that step and move in with your significant other? Read on to find out if it's really the right move for you!

After dating someone for a while, the question of moving in together is bound to come up. At first, it seems like a logical idea. After all, why pay for two apartments when you’re spending all your time together anyway?

But just because it seems to make financial sense doesn't make it an all-around good decision. There are lots of other factors that need to be fleshed out if moving in together is a hot topic of conversation between love birds.

Are you really ready to move in with your boo? Here are some signs that you should probably think twice before planning an elaborate his and her living space.

living-alone

For past generations, “growing up” meant getting married, buying a home and starting a family. That’s not necessarily the typical path anymore. Nuclear families (those defined as a husband, wife and an average of 2.3 children) used to be the majority. These days, in many cities, living solo is common and may well be the new normal. Read on to learn more about what it means to be in charge of your own apartment household of one!

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