When you have been with your girl for a while, how do you know when is the right time for her to move in with you? That’s a big step, and one leap closer to marriage – don’t do it too soon or you’ll regret it. Deciding when she should move in is something you’ll know instinctively, but there are a few key signs that it’s time to take that jump into new territory. Don’t worry, it just means it’s time to clean up that bachelor pad a little. Having a girl around the house is a good thing.
Picking Out Decor
If the two of you are out choosing items to put in the apartment, it’s a good sign that she’s settling. She’s more than willing to go out with you for these sorts of things, because she can imagine herself living amongst them and using them. This is a great sign. If the two of you are picking out curtains, it’s definitely the time to consider asking her to move in.
Hanging Out With Your Family
After a while of you and your girlfriend being together, chances are that she’s pretty familiar with your family. Once she starts getting cozy with them, it might be a good hint that she’s a total keeper. Girls who will get along with your parents are few and are difficult to find. If you land one then it’s best to hold on tight to her. It’s hard to get your parents to like any girl you bring home, so once she starts joking and hanging out with them, go ahead and make your move. Your parents are sure to approve, and to be honest it’s best to live with her, before the two of you get married.
Putting a Ring On it
This should be obvious, but if you’ve already proposed, move her in. If you two are getting married, you can’t keep her out forever. If it’s a matter of the place being too dirty, it’s time to tidy up. Your fiancée will be more than willing to help you out, and then she’ll be ready to get started with her new life in your place. Women get homesick easier than men, but she’ll be happy to be living with you.
Why Should You Move Her In Now?
It’s best to live with your girlfriend for a while before you become husband and wife so that you two can get used to each other. People are entirely different once you’re living with them, and you might realize that you two aren’t as compatible as you thought when you’re sharing the same space all the time. She might have tiny, annoying habits that are just too much for you, or the two of you might end up arguing all the time. It’s sad but true, and can easily be avoided if you just move her in before you get married. The days of it being “improper” are long over; so don’t worry about any social stigma. It’s better to face a bit of criticism than stick yourself permanently with a girl you can’t stand.