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10 happy signs that you are ready to move in together

Love is one of the most difficult things in the world to quantify; you really can’t measure how much you love someone or the intensity of your feelings! Nearly all songs and movies about love talk about how you just ‘know’ that the person is ‘the one’ for you or that the time just ‘feels’ right. For people who tend to take things too literally, this can be crazy confusing!

But don’t worry, we’re here to help. While we can’t say for sure if the person you’re with now is your soul mate with whom you’re destined to hold hands forever, we can help you identify if you are ready to move in with him or her. At some point in your relationship you’re wondering whether it’s time to take it to the next level, and you may be confused. Here are 10 signs that you are ready to move in together.

1. You’re under no pressure

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If you’re considering moving in just because others think it’s time or your friends have done so after the same number of months in the relationship as you, you aren’t ready. When you’re under no pressure from anyone including your significant other, and yet, you’d like to move in together, then it’s a good sign that you should.

Suggested read: Things to consider before living in together

2. You’ve survived a trip together

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Many people think of living together as a trailer for the movie that is marriage. If that’s true, then think of traveling together as a sneak peak into the movie! Even a short two-day trip can bring out facets of a person’s nature that you haven’t seen before, and having a good time during such a trip is a good indicator of whether you’re ready to move in together.

3. You’ve been through big fights

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Living together is going to increase the frequency and intensity of your arguments. People often underestimate the power of fights in a relationship; they can be real game changers! A person’s fighting style tells you a lot about him, and if the two of you have had some major disagreements and come out stronger on the other side, you’re as ready as can be!

Suggested read: How to fight effectively with your partner

4. You’ve reached a happy medium

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You were two disparate individuals with completely differing lifestyles, choices, and opinions. But after being together for a while, you’ll find that you tend to imbibe some of the other person’s preferences while developing some new shared passions. This is a happy medium that most couples reach after some time in the relationship, and if you’re there, you’re a prime candidate for moving in together!

5. You spend most of your free time together

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Got off early from work or a social appointment got cancelled? What is the first thing that comes to mind? If it is to spend that time with your partner or at least go home and get the place ready for them, you’ve already started living together, at least in your mind! Now to see if these feelings are reciprocated!

6. You’re used to sharing financial responsibilities


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You’re past the days of divvying up the bill or playing the gallant prince. When you’ve reached a comfortable system of sharing your joint costs, it’s time to take your sharing to the next level! Naturally, this doesn’t happen early in the relationship, so by the time you’re here, your bond is mature enough to sort things out in case of a disagreement.

7. You’re past the dove-eyed phase

The initial rush of love is intoxicating and can lead to a slew of bad decisions, if you’re not careful! However, there’s only so much of looking into each other’s eyes that you can take, and you’ll gradually come out of this phase, take off your rose-tinted glasses, and see the person for what they really are. If you still like what you see, then maybe it’s time to move in together!

Suggested read: How to get the best out of your live-in relationship

8. You aren’t at your place most days

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Well, there can’t be a more obvious sign, can there?! If you’re ‘officially’ living at your own place, but find yourself at your partner’s 90% of the time, and even have your things there, maybe it’s time to make this a more profitable arrangement for the two of you! Move in to one of your places and save the rent on the other!

9. You’re comfortable

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When you’re comfortable with each other, he doesn’t mind your messy morning hair, and you don’t mind him lazing on the couch in sloppy pajamas. When you’re comfortable with yourself, you don’t mind that he’s seeing you makeup-less. Both these factors are good indicators of how far along both of you have come in being in a comfortable space together.

10. You’re looking at a future together

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After all, that’s what this is all about, right? Moving in is a big decision with all kinds of personal, financial, and societal consequences. You wouldn’t consider it unless you’re thinking of going all the way with this person. If you seriously think he/she’s the ‘one’ for you, moving in together now makes a lot of sense.

In a nutshell, all the above points lead to one thing – being on the same page, relationship-wise. It is quite possible that one of you might arrive here earlier than the other, but it’ll still work out as long as both of you are in the same place eventually. Then moving in will be an automatic decision that both of you just ‘know’ is the right one!

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10 happy signs that you are ready to move in together
If you're in a comfortable place in your relationship, then moving in is the next logical step. Here are 10 signs that you are ready to move in together.
Fabida Abdulla

Fabida Abdulla

Fabida is an erstwhile Software Engineer and current Freelance Writer cum stay-at-home mom to her boisterous 6-year-old. In between all the writing, baking, nagging, reading, and cuddling, she manages to blog a bit about her crazy life at Shocks and Shoes. []