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16 things that WILL happen when you move in with your partner

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Of course, it’s not just friends and strangers who move into flatshares together. Moving into one with your partner can be a great way to get the best of both worlds – learning how to live together for the first time, but with the added bonus of other people around for when you need a little bit of space (or a good old whinge about bae). Oh and HELLO to the cheapest rent ever…

But naturally this comes with challenges, quirks and surprising discoveries about your Significant Other. Here are a few things that might happen when you make the jump into a flatshare together:

1. You'll find out about their weird obsessions

That daily Hollyoaks habit you thought was a secret? Not so secret anymore...

2. You'll have a disagreement over cooking methods

Scrambled eggs in the microwave vs. scrambled eggs in the pan?! We can only hope you manage to find common ground.

3. Your bed will start to feel much smaller

What was sleep even like without a flailing limb getting up in your face at 2am?

4. Learn the unspoken rule of the boxset...

...because you're now forbidden from watching ANY of your regular shows alone.

5. Get ready for the drunken wake up

Expect them to rock up after work drinks, boozy AF and apparently incapable of getting themselves into your bed quietly. But hey, who doesn’t love a midnight chat with an incoherent partner?

6. There will be sacrifices

Say goodbye to your beloved fluffy cushion/man chair. Here comes the era of the gender neutral (i.e. beige) bedroom. Go forth and IKEA!

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7. Embarrassing things will happen

You’ll never forget the first fart <3

8. There will be a domestic or two

Most likely around the following: whose turn it was to cook, whose turn it was to do the laundry, or whose forgotten to pay their share of the bills. Which is also when you’ll say a silent prayer of gratitude for your other flatmates, and always having someone else to vent to.

9. You'll become masters of discretion

Your "romantic time" will never have been so quiet...

10. You'll develop a keen interest in what they want for dinner

90% of your Whatsapps to each other throughout the day will be around this topic too.

11. New in-jokes will be born

And you’ll be able to communicate them to each other with just a look. Which basically makes you your own little club of two in the flatshare #cute

12. You'll figure out fresh ways to grind their gears

“Oh, so you don’t like it when I forget to rinse the sink after I shave? I had no idea…”

13. A new side of yourself will be revealed

Forget about make-up and underwear. All hail the tracksuit, scruffy hair and spots a.k.a your inner beauty.

14. Date nights will change forever

Expect to replace your old dinners and cinema trips with pizza and movies in bed. And expect to be more than happy about it.

15. Unexpected clothes sharing will occur

...but face it, she really does look better in your polo neck than you.

16. But ultimately, you'll probably become closer than ever

There's no one you'd rather share your rent (and room) with <3 <3 <3

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