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Relationship Novice: Moving (Your Stuff) In

When you first start dating someone, it usually involves a lot of eating, drinking, and late-night book reading sessions. At the end of all those dates, you normally decide whose place to go to. If you’re like me, and have a roommate (and a railroad apartment), you end up staying at his place. But, after about a dozen times staying over, you realize that the new “bedhead” look you’re sporting to work isn’t looking so hot. Plus, there’s only so many ways you can wear his dress-shirts. (Preppy Wednesday and Friday?)

There comes a point where you aren’t ready to move in yet, but you want to make your stays over there as effortless as possible. Using your boyfriend’s toothbrush and shave gel is romantic for awhile, but if your legs are dry and your teeth are crying for home, it’s time to set up shop. So when do you start making his place your home away from home? Keep reading »

First Time For Everything: Shacking Up

You truly don’t know your man until you perform the ultimate test of compatibility. No, it does not involve signing up on eHarmony.com to see if you’re meant to be. To know if your love will last until the end of your days, you must do the inevitable: Move in together.

When my boyfriend of a year and I considered signing a lease together at the beginning of this year, the prospect of living together was a dream come true. I, like many other women, naively thought shacking up was the natural first step to happily-ever-after. Through my rose-colored glasses, I envisioned our bond strengthening and our relationship evolving. Best of all, we’d be together all the time.
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Friday Quickies!

  • Want to date Brad Garrett? He’s putting together an online series where he goes on blind dates with 10 women? [Tango]
  • Don’t get to worried if your boyfriend is moving in with a girl (who’s not you). [DearSugar]
  • Em & Lo talk to author Jenny Block about her book on open marriage. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Need a cocktail to cool off this weekend? Try a Salty Chihuahua. [College Candy]
  • Collaborative divorce is the wave of the future. [USNews.com]
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    Frisky Chatter: Dish From The Frisky Forums

    So this weekend, while you’re waiting for everyone to arrive at your green party, or you’re twiddling your thumbs until the Bust Craftacular starts, or you’re counting the seconds until you see Baby Mama, may we suggest you take a gander at the latest happenings on The Frisky Forums. Reader de la thea inquired today if moving in with a boyfriend of three months is too soon, while Elle wants to know how you feel about open relationships, abstinence education, and designer babies. And don’t forget, Kiki T is always on the horn, ready to answer your burning questions about sex and love, through her mind-meld with the cosmos. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading »

    The Mind Of Man: The Deuce Is Gone

    After years of back-and-forth, sleeping in two places, bringing a bag to work and trying to schedule my week so I know I’ll be sleeping at my girlfriend’s place at least one night, I caved. I’m moving in with her. Ballgame OVER.

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