Once a relationship has hit a few high points such as becoming exclusive, saying “I love You” and the like, there comes a point when moving in together is the next step. However, how can you tell if that is the right choice for you and your partner or not? We’ve put together a few signs that you are ready to move in with each other that can help you figure out if it’s time to cohabitate or let your relationship grow a little more.
You Go Dutch
Oftentimes in the beginning of a relationship a man will pay for things such as a meal out, movies, etc that is influenced by the traditions of the past. But, as the relationship deepens, there if an equalizing of money that evolves into the “dutch” way of doing things where you both pay your equal share of things. If you have reached this point it might be a sign that both of you are ready to live together and be responsible for your equal part in costs of your life together.
Things Have Migrated to Each Other’s Homes
After so long being together you get comfortable with each other and the other person’s home; things begin to migrate to the other person’s home such as clothes, toiletries and so forth. If you’ve reached the point where a great deal of the things you need to go about your day are at her place (or hers at yours) if might be an indicator that you are “living together” already and are ready for an official move in with each other.
You (or Her) Spend Most of Your Nights at Their Place
Do you spend most of your nights at their place? Has your apartment become a place where you only return every few days to get more clothes, check your messages, etc? If so it can mean that you’ve grown to the point where you both are ready to take you relationship to the next level and commit fully to each other by living together.
You Return Home to Them After a Bad Day
When you have a bad day such as getting on your boss’ bad side at work, hearing bad news or feeling unwell, what is your first instinct? Do you go de-stress with the guys or head on home to your partner? If your instinct is to ease away the stress of a bad day with her it can be a sign that you’ve reached the point where your happiness and your continued growth relies on them being near you every day in the form of moving in together.