#Love & Sex
17 Things That Happen When You Move In With Your S.O.
by Sierra Burgos
They may drive you crazy sometimes, but at the end of the day, you can’t imagine living with anyone else.
1. You’ll realize all of your small differences
You might have dumb disagreements over the ideal sleeping temperature or what flavor of coffee creamer to buy. You don’t realize all the ways in which you differ until you move in together and are forced to deal with the other person 24/7.
2. You start sharing everything
Suddenly your boyfriend/girlfriend’s clothes look a hell of a lot comfier than yours. And their body wash smells AMAZING, maybe you’ll snag some of that, too. Snacks? Fair game. What’s mine is yours, right?
3. You’ll realize the extent of their weird obsessions
I didn’t know you had that many pairs of shoes. How do you go through a bottle of ranch dressing that fast? Have you always had this Pikachu onesie?
4. You don’t care about things that used to stress you out
You used to worry about them seeing you first thing in the morning or catching a whiff of your smelly feet, but now you could not care less. You’re comfortable with each other and you know they’ll still love you even when you’re bloated AF on your period.
5. You’ll learn each other’s morning and nightly routines
You think it’s adorable how they sip coffee and watch the news every morning, and they never question your before-bed yoga stretches.
6. You’ll realize which one of you is the “messy” one
Admit it: are you the messy one? Or are you the clean freak? Most likely, one of you will notice the dishes pile up while the other person throws their dirty clothes on the floor.
7. But whoever the “clean” one is has a couple dirty tendencies
So maybe you’re always the one taking out the trash, but your record isn’t clean by any means. Your S.O. can’t stand when you leave hair all over the bathroom.
8. Your date nights often turn into snuggles and Netflix
You try planning dates out to dinner or the bar with friends, but you sometimes end up ditching that idea and staying in to cuddle.
9. You have to try to combine your beloved decorations
It’s like when poor Michael Scott had to put his Dundies on the bottom shelf, under Jan’s candles. There are some things you’ll have to compromise on (like your stuffed animal collection) and other things that are out of the question (like their Sports Illustrated posters).
10. You’ll be so excited to play host
When your place together is all set up, you’ll be stoked to invite all your friends over for dinner. It feels so good having a place all your own with the person you love, and part of you definitely wants to show that off.
11. It feels weird sleeping without them
You’ll get used to sleeping next to your S.O. every night, so when they’re gone, the bed feels lonely (but also part of you LOVES having that queen sized bed all to yourself).
12. You have weekly rituals
Your show is on Tuesdays at 7, and it’s an unspoken rule that you can’t watch it without the other person. The best drink deals at your favorite bar are on Wednesdays, and every Sunday you whip up your famous chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast.
13. You spend more time naked
It’s beyond fun having gal pal roommates, but it’s even more fun living with someone who actually desires to see you naked. You can eat meals, watch TV, and sleep nude—guaranteed they won’t mind one bit.
14. …And have more sex
Having more alone time means more opportunities for sex. Not only do you now have a ton of new places that need “broken in”, but you also can be as loud and crazy as you want.
15. You’ll do strange things when you’re completely alone
Being together 24/7 means you’ll cherish the time you have with yourself. You’re free to belt out Taylor Swift lyrics, fart loudly, and dance around on the furniture as you please.
16. You start to fantasize about your future
“I’m thinking we have a house here, and a beach house on the coast. We’ll spend our summers there, where the kids will be able to explore. Two kids by the way, they’ll have your eyes. And a dog named Cupcake.”
17. The bad days aren’t so bad anymore
When you’ve had an awful day, nothing can brighten your mood better than coming home to your favorite person in the whole world. They may drive you crazy sometimes, but at the end of the day, you can’t imagine living with anyone else.