So here you are, floating along, basking in romantic bliss as you anxiously wait to take the next step with your dream girl. Do you propose or do you move in together first?
TheRingBearer.ca has put together a humorous male viewpoint of possible “pin that bursts the bubble” scenarios that could happen once you move in, whether it be after you’re married or when you’re dating.
Bathroom crackdown The pin - The bathroom isn’t your kingdom anymore. The throne you once claimed as a peaceful serene seat in the house isn’t just yours; your so-called throne needs to have its seat down. It doesn’t end at the toilet seat; your razor will have hairs in it that doesn’t match your hair colour.
The bubble - Someone other than you can clean the bathroom. It won’t smell like the Mexican food you had for lunch; it will smell beautiful from the potpourri and air fresheners.
New fridge finds The pin - You think because you moved out of your mom’s house that you don’t have to eat your vegetables? She’s going to be stocking up the fridge with healthy fruits and vegetables. Sorry fellas, beer will have to move to the garage.
The bubble - You don’t have to fend for yourself anymore; someone will actually cook with you or, if you’re lucky enough, for you. So what if it’s healthy? You need to eat healthy anyway; she’s only looking out for your best interest.
Bedroom noises The pin - You know Princess Aurora from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty? She looks so serene and beautiful in her slumber. Don’t be surprised if your lover’s sleeping habits aren’t like Princess Aurora’s. Don’t be alarmed if you find her in a face mask snoring louder than a wild boar.
The bubble - You want to know the best part about sleeping together under the same roof? Cuddling and the obvious answer, sex. Now, you both aren’t limited to just the bedroom, use your imagination.
TV timeout The pin- Sharing the remote could mean less ESPN and more W Network. Don’t forget the hours spent watching her collection of chick flick movies.
The bubble - You secretly like chick flicks so you won’t mind them at all. Rifle through her DVD collection and review the great movies you’ve always wanted to own, but were too embarrassed to buy.
It could be rough in the beginning; you could start to get in each other’s nerves, but that’s all part of merging two lives into one home. The idea is to practice compromise, understanding and tolerance.
Getting used to each other’s idiosyncrasies is something that takes time because in the end, you’ll find out the very thing that annoys you, is the very thing you’ll miss the most if it’s gone.
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