While there is no official handbook or rule guide, most dating apps operate more or less the same way.
If you get sick of each other easily, sharing the same four walls might feel claustrophobic. If you’re already spending quite a few nights a week together, the transition to cohabitation will seem natural. You have more realistic expectations entering cohabitation when you know that he leaves his socks on the floor, or that she never replaces the toothpaste cap. Before moving in together, make sure you’re on the same page, relationship-wise. Is this considered a trial arrangement, or a (hopefully) permanent situation? Don’t move in together until you’ve had a fight or two. While the notion of living together is romantic, the practical side needs thorough discussion. Are you hoping that you’ll both be home for dinner each night? Be sure to discuss your expectations for routine things like chore-division, too. If you fail to share your hopes and dreams for this next stage of your relationship, you’re likely to end up disappointed. When you’re sunburned and hung-over in an unfamiliar place, do you still enjoy each other’s company? You’re ready to cohabitate when you don’t mind checking in, you can consider someone else when you fill up your calendar, and you’re prepared to share a bathroom sink. If one of you is a night owl — and frequent party host — while the other needs 9 hours of sleep, you’re setting yourselves up for stress. Can you compromise to ensure both of you get what you need?With family-oriented holidays just around the corner (and your grandparents asking you about who you’re dating), it’s a stressful time for collegiettes in serious relationships, especially those asking: “Is it time for my boyfriend to meet my parents yet?” Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to tell you what exact time you should bring him home.Stage 1: Initial Meeting/Attraction Dating relationships have to start somewhere.The initial meeting may take place over the internet, through friends, in a church or social group, at a party or bar or any one of a myriad of many different places.