Have you moved in with someone before you were engaged or married?

Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
It seems a little old fashioned since lots of people move in together these days without the anticipation of marriage, but what are your personal experiences?
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Yes
87  (76%)
No
27  (24%)
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Total votes: 114
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Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We preferred to stay in our separate places until we got married - but I got a new job about 150 miles away several months before the wedding. She transferred to that city and we moved in together - about 2 months before the wedding.
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Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
We lived together for years before we even talked about getting married.
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panthercat23 panthercat23
Moved in with him soon after we started dating and have been here since.
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sweetiejo sweetiejo
I just moved in with my guy, but this is to see if we would be okay togther for marriage. I don't know if it will happen but no matter what its ok.
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TheirPet TheirPet
I would live with someone before I decided to get married.
09/18/2012
PatrĂ³n Patrón
yes

she lived in FL, and Im in CA. We knew each other for about 3 years..then decided to start dating. 6 months later she moved in with me in CA (her sister also moved in 3 months after that) and has lived here for about 2 years now.
09/18/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
My wife moved in with me after about nine months of dating, lived together for ten years before getting married fourteen years ago.
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Andrey2052 Andrey2052
Yes
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ellieprobable ellieprobable
We lived together for 6 months before getting engaged.
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damnbul12 damnbul12
nope
09/18/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Yes I live with my husband for about 18 months before we got married and we have been married since 1999.
09/18/2012
Beck Beck
Yes. I think it is EXTREMELY important to live with someone prior to getting married. You never know someone good enough until you live with them.
09/18/2012
ilikepies2 ilikepies2
I don't think there is anything wrong with it and that it is actually a good idea.
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lovebites lovebites
yes
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sugar&spikes sugar&spikes
of course !
09/18/2012
MK434 MK434
Yes i'v lived with 3 different people.
09/18/2012
Mwar Mwar
Yes, it's just more prudent for college living. I hate roommates who don't clean dishes.
09/18/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
Yes I have and plan to again,i dont feel the need for marriage.....i can love someone with out a piece of paper telling me I'm allowed,we will probably marry someday when it suits us but its not necessary
09/18/2012
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
I lived with him prior to getting married. I wanted to make sure I knew how he was like before making such a big commitment.
09/18/2012
js250 js250
Yes--we lived together for quite awhile before marriage.
09/18/2012
Cardiologineer Cardiologineer
My partner of 4 years and I just moved in together a couple days ago and are loving it (although we spent so much time together it was almost like we were for a year before this ). We have no plans on getting married, I'm not a big fan of marriage.
09/18/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
Yes. I think it is EXTREMELY important to live with someone prior to getting married. You never know someone good enough until you live with them.
Totally with you on this one!

Wouldn't it suck to find out your partner was a total slob or had a closet of babies AFTER you bet half your stuff you'd stay with them forever (marriage)?
09/18/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
no after
09/18/2012
ashley2424 ashley2424
Currently been with same man for going on 7 years. Have yet to be engaged to him
09/18/2012
CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
Living with a male partner now, but I never plan on getting married. Perhaps a civil union or other form of contract to make sure we get the same benefits that married couples do.
09/18/2012
justme23 justme23
Quote:
Originally posted by Thumper Logic
It seems a little old fashioned since lots of people move in together these days without the anticipation of marriage, but what are your personal experiences?
Nope. Waiting
09/18/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
I think you should live with someone for a year before getting married.
09/18/2012
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Quote:
Originally posted by Bullfroggy and Rose
I think you should live with someone for a year before getting married.
Agreed, its like a test drive of a car. I wouldn't buy a car without taking it around the block a couple of times...
09/18/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I've been living with my fiance since we were 19 but we weren't engaged at the time.
09/18/2012
Total posts: 80
Unique posters: 80