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Living Situation: Modern or Traditional?

Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Family and Relationships 0 127
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Relationships have definitely changed a lot over the years!! Today's couples (on average) have dated for 2+ years, lived together, talked finances, and 35% even own a pet together!

What's your pre-wedding living situation? Are you taking the traditional path and waiting until after the wedding to move in together? Or jumping on board with the the modern wave of pre-proposal cohabitation?


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127 Comments

Latest activity by Sweetness, on December 25, 2020 at 2:02 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Modern. We bought a home together after 6 months of dating, we will be together almost exactly 3 years on our wedding date.

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    Modern. We've dated for 7.5 years now, own a home and a puppy!

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  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Modern. We have lived together for a year and a half already.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Modern we have lived together for over a year and I have a puppy that my FH basically adopted as well lol!

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  • Kristen
    VIP June 2020
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    Modern. We have been together for 4 years now, and have lived together for a year and a half. We have talked finances and my fiancée actually supports me financially currently and has even paid for my last semester of college. We also own a pet together 🙂
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
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    Modern. We lived together 2.5 years before we got married and owned 2 cats.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    Currently living apart due to jobs and school but we lived together before. Modern.

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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated November 2019
    Caitlin ·
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    Modern! We just bought a house in March and most recently adopted a dog last week.

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  • Jessica
    Super May 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Modern for sure. We've been living together basically since we met. We've lived together for almost 10 years now, have two kiddos, own a home and cars together. I suppose I'll keep him.

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  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
    Alyrae ·
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    I go back and forth between our homes until we live together
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  • Sarah Eliza
    Dedicated May 2022
    Sarah Eliza ·
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    Modern. We got engaged, bought a house, then married
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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    Modern. By the time we get married we've been living together for 5 years.
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated August 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Modern. We dated long distance for a year, then moved in together and will have been dating a little under 3 years when we get married. We haven’t gotten to adopt any pets together because we both had pets prior. But now we are both very happy pet parents to 4 rescue kitties and a great big pup.
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  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
    Alicia ·
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    Traditional. Definitely in the minority here!

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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Modern! We have children as well.
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  • Kelci
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Kelci ·
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    Definitely modern. We've been together 3 years and lived together for 1 (and the wedding is still another year out). Plus we adopted a pup a year ago! And we may have a house together before the wedding. Clearly I haven't made it far in the planning process!

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  • Kaylee
    Dedicated September 2020
    Kaylee ·
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    Modern. We don't live together yet but we've been house hunting and planning our living situation for over a year. We are hoping to be living together by this Summer and our wedding isn't until Fall of 2020!
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  • OnCloudRawls
    VIP June 2019
    OnCloudRawls ·
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    Modern. We have lived together for 4 years.

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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Traditional! I own a condo, but FH rents an apartment. He could've moved in, but we wanted to wait til we were married for that. Smiley smile We do talk about our finances, though.

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  • Katie
    Super November 2019
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    We got engaged in December of 2017, moved in together in February of 2018, got a puppy July of that same year, moved 4 - 6 hours away from both of our parents in January of 2019 and our wedding is set for November
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