Dating while living with your parents
For those lucky few who met while they were still living at home or for those who it isn’t an issue for, we have some advice for you on how to make the best of your living situation from Love Mentor. As the summer holidays come to an end, and this year’s graduates settle into their new working lives, they and their parents are likely to be faced with the harsh realities of today’s housing market.Many graduates will have to move back into their parents’ homes after university.They have to adjust to having you around again and to the new more independent you. If one of you has your own place, or a flat share, the situation is simpler as you have somewhere private you can be together.There are small changes you can make to maintain a good relationship with them, such as helping them out around the house, offering to cook them dinner and showing appreciation for anything they do for you. If you both live at home, but your parents are relaxed about your partner staying the night, there are a few points you should consider.
Your mum doesn’t want to bump into your boyfriend when she’s just coming out of the shower.
Still, I knew when Steph started blasting music before even grabbing me for a kiss that her mom was most definitely there.
Then there were the uncomfortable bagel breakfasts the next morning.
Imagine Steph, her mom, and I sitting at their kitchen table munching on bagels and schmear while her mom made small talk that pointedly avoided our not-quite relationship.
Needless to say, dating someone who lives at home is tough.