Those of you who know me, should know by now that I totally do not agree to cohabitation! For me, it’s a complete No! No!… Especially in this part of our world, where ‘see finish’ syndrome seems to be the order of the day.

I stumbled on an article published in YOUR TANGO that gave 22 reasons why people should live cohabit and I thought to share with you guys:

1. You have a roommate, best friend, and partner to come home to every night — all in one person. (Duh?! Still the same thing when you visit!)

2. It’s easier to cook for two than for one. (If he sees all your skills, nothing to show off again with)

3. Someone is there to bring you flowers and the toiler paper when you run out. (Flowers don’t pay the bills Hon, I might as well send ‘any-work’ or hire a maid)

4. Rent is cheaper if you’re splitting a room. This either means you get to save money or upgrade to a nicer apartment while paying the same price — both good things! (What’s wrong with getting a real guy who foots all the bills?!)

5. You get to learn fun, intimate details that you may not have otherwise. Who knew they liked their socks folded that way? (Enough time to learn that when you get married)

6. You learn how to fight fair. You don’t have the luxury of storming out and going home — you’re already there. This means you have to really work it out and communicate; otherwise things will be pretty uncomfortable in that little apartment. (Who says people don’t stop work out marriages? Like I said, still the same thing)

7. Division of labor! Cat puked again? It’s his turn to clean it. Trash day? One can grab recycling, and the other can get the garbage so it’s done in one trip. (I’m sorry girlfriend but you are on a solo drive here)

8. Both of you save on bills. (Get a real man who doesn’t split any bill)

9. You get to spend more time together, with less effort. No commute required! (Still giving excuses)

10. Feel like bingeing on Netflix instead of going out? You have a partner in crime who won’t judge — they’ll join.

11. You never have to go through the process of deciding whose turn it is to stay over where. (Like it was ever an issue)

12. You become a more conscious roommate because you love who you’re living with. (Real love does not give room to pretense between couples)

13. You learn the good, the bad, and the ugly, and you get to decide if this person is someone you can really see yourself being with in the long run.

14. A good balance is built. He may have started out as a huge slob and you may be a type A neat freak, but (in theory) you have to learn to meet in the middle. This kind of compromise is valuable in all aspects of your relationship.

15. You rarely have to deal with phone calls, texting, or other forms of communication because you typically know where they are and what they’re doing.

16. Back rubs. Foot rubs. Head rubs. Any time of day. (Don’t be fooled by all these adverts)

17. Living together is a big sign of commitment to the relationship.

18. You can decorate the house together and have fun mixing and matching your different tastes. Added bonus: you split the cost of household decor.(Then when you have the major fight and you break up, what h happens to all your efforts)

19. Grocery trips together are more fun and less expensive.

20. You can downsize when you move in together — keep the things you need, and get rid of or sell the junk you don’t.

21. Someone is there with a spare key when you lock yourself out.(Most definitely!… Think about it)

22. You get to make a house a home with the person you love. (What if he doesn’t want to make a home with you?!)

So, my dear ‘chikitas’… My answer to all these still remains the same… Don’t move in with your boyfriend until there is a ring on it!

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