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Change generation

QUIZ: Are You Ready To Move In With Your Other Half?

Bye bye flatmates, hello partner? Find out here.

This article is part of our Change Generation project, supported by KBC. To read more click here.

IT’S A BIG step, by anyone’s estimation.  There’s certainly no denying that it makes you a proper fully-fledged grown-up, no matter how young at heart you may still feel.

It’s also a lovely thing to be cherished. (And terrifying to boot.)

What are we talking about? Two words, pal: romantic co-habitation. Or not so romantic, as the case may be. Sure those eight little syllables may strike to fear of God into some of you reading.

Let’s check out whether or not this should be your radar…

1. What do you believe is the true secret to success in any long-term relationship?
Shared interests

Wait... I got this. Separate bathrooms, right?
2. How long have you been with your other half?
On and off, about two years
Aeons - over five years

Who's counting?
3. Are you kind of fed up having flatmates?
Yes. And the single bed is driving me spare too
I live with my mates, so I do enjoy it

Yep, feck sharing a bathroom
4. Does either of you snore?
5. Have you stayed over with your boy/girlfriend much in the past? (Read: do you know how messy they TRULY are behind closed doors?)
Not too much - haven't had the chance
As much as we can - but not as much as we'd like

We're pretty much inseparable
6. How are you on splitting the mandatories - like cooking, cleaning, general life admin, those sort of tasks?
We fight like anyone else does
Rotas are key, but it works

We're very evenly matched - we're sussed at who does what by now
7. And finally... The big kahuna. The million dollar question. Is either of your leases up any time soon?
Not an issue for one/either of us

I actually just signed one
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You got... Totally ready!
Signed, sealed, delivered - that's your lease. You're definitely ready to take the leap and move in with your better half. In fact, we bet you already have.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You got... Ready, but take heed!
It's not all sunshine and light when you first move in together. Shared bathrooms, no space and life admin does get in the way... But we reckon you're ready. Good luck!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Hmmm...Are you sure you're ready?
There might be some bumps in the road. If this is something you really want to do, we're sure you'll make it work - but just make sure you go in with your eyes open.
Share your result:

So, how did you fare? Let us know in the comments.

(And if you’ve any advice for couples taking the big step for the first time, I’m sure there are plenty of people reading who’d be all ears…)

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