Apr 26 2014, 6:05am CDT | by Forbes
While cheaper rent, half the chores and sharing close quarters with your significant other may seem like a dream, moving in together too soon could cause rental regrets. That’s why Rent.com surveyed 1,000 cohabitating renters to find out if you should keep separate pads until you’ve tied the knot or if is it important to “try it before you buy it.”
According to the survey, 27%of respondents said they moved in with their partner after dating for less than six months – even though only 7% of renters recommend making that jump so quickly! In fact, 18% didn’t think couples should move in together until after marriage.
So, when is the right time to move in together? The majority of the renters we surveyed said 6 months to a year was the perfect amount of time to date before shacking up.
Here are a few additional survey highlights:
What do you think? How soon is too soon?
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