Anyone who says moving in together isn't a big step is an idiot—point blank. Perhaps moving in with a random stranger off Craig's List is no biggie, but moving in with your significant other is a HUGE step. You're not just playing sleepover at each other's houses anymore, you're committing to the real deal—a shared bathroom being the most daunting in my opinion, but we'll get to that.
Here are a few things that NEED to happen before shacking up. Perhaps "need" in all caps is a little strong on the language front so let me rephrase—here are a few things that should really really happen before you move in with your girlfriend:
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