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15 Things We Wish We Knew Before Moving In Together

by Cliche Wynter Published on 8 July 2014

Moving in with your significant other is major. For many, it's a way to get to know their partner on a more personal level before marriage. While living together, you get to see sides of each other the rest of the world isn't necessarily privy to. This can be a good or bad thing. Not sure what we mean? Here are a few things we wished we knew before moving in together.

If we had the foresight to know just how hard living with our significant other could get, we would've probably been spared a few grey hairs. Yeah, we hate to break it to you, but cohabitation ain't easy. It's actually a reminder that life can be so unfair.

While we were expecting endless cuddle sessions and unadulterated bliss, in reality, we got way more than we bargained for.

Here are 15 things we wish we knew before moving in together.

1. He's sloppy and proud of it

But we already knew this before moving in. We convinced ourselves he'd magically clean up his act (literally!) when we decided to share a living space. Guess again! Socks here, socks there, socks EVERYWHERE!

2. He expects us to be his personal maid

Aww, unfortunately we already have a 9 to 5.

3. He's very protective of his things

Which is super ironic considering what a slob he is. But if we dare throw away a pair of his old beaten up trainers, he'd never let us hear the end of it. And we mean NEVER.

4. He actually cares about decor

Who knew men had so many opinions on what sofa to buy and what drapes work best with the ambiance of the flat? It's like he suddenly turned into Laurence Llewelyn Bowen when he heard we'd be living together.

5. He drinks a lot... like a lot a lot

Shortly after our big move, we noticed we were buying more beer than bread and eggs. But it's not like he has to go to AA or anything...

6. He's not the best at early morning good-byes

Yeah...

7. How much time he really spends on the computer

More time than with us... that's for damn sure.

8. He gossips just as much (if not more) than us

You know how guys like to mock us girls for gossiping? It's a bunch of BS. When chatting it up with their bros, they talk about it ALL! From bromance drama to hot girls, no topic is left out.

9. Splitting financial responsibility can be tough

Being a grown up is hard and comes with way too much responsibility. Namely, paying bills. That headache worsens when you have to split the cost with your significant other. Who pays for what? Do we split everything evenly? Ugh.

10. "Me" time dramatically declines

Extracting our pores, dance parties for one, and all other single girl behaviour? That now only happens when our boyfriends aren't home. Which doesn't seem to happen enough.

11. We can't hang with the girls every weekend

Or at least not as often and as late as we used to. Our boyfriends are waiting for us at home and he can't sleep well without us. It's cute, really.

12. We prefer sleep over sex

We thought we'd be having tons of sex. As it turns out, the hustle and bustle of the work week can really wear a gal thin.

Sometimes we just want to take a hot shower and get cosy. Having hot steamy sex cuts into precious beauty sleep. So it's all about priorities.

Penis or pretty? Eh, we'll go with pretty.

13. Snores can be deafening

And they won't stop! They grow louder and louder while we feel like we're slowly going insane.

14. Poop can smell like death

We don't think we need to explain any further...

15. He can go days without showering...

...And not care how bad he reeks.

Was it hard moving in with your boyfriend? Tweet us your story @sofeminineUK

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