I recently moved in with my girlfriend of seven months.
We met in our last semester of college in a Russian Literature course we were both taking for fun before graduation.
It turns out that we had more in common than we realized and our bond grew naturally from there. Eventually, we both decided to look for an apartment together once we had each landed jobs in our respective fields. I genuinely think that this is the woman I will marry, and I might even propose sooner than I think, but I realistically want our trial run of living under the same roof to succeed first. I have had enough roommates over the years to know that some quirks or behaviors that might be easy to ignore at first just fester and grow over time. This leads to a rift that emerges while conflict naturally builds between yourself and the person you’re living with. Thankfully, the only issue so far is our indoor climate preferences. She thinks that I like the temperatures inside too cold, since I like to hover around 70 degrees if possible. For me, she likes it too hot, somewhere closer to 78 or even 80 some days. It turns out that we are both off the ideal indoor climate for our humid area, which some suggest is around 75 or 76 degrees. Although this is still on the high end for me, I was happy to make the compromise. I care more about my girlfriend’s day to day comfort and sanity than I do about running a little hot every now and then. I have started the habit of wearing mostly thin v-neck t-shirts and boxer shorts while I’m at home. It’s cozy and comfortable all at the same time.