21 Things A Guy Quickly Learns After Moving In With His Girlfriend For The First Time

Match of the Day may as well be a cartoon from the 1980s, it’s been that long since you saw it.

1. Sleeping is still very important, but you no longer get to decide when you wake up.

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2. Entire days can be organised around meal times.

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3. You will not leave Ikea without the single greatest argument of your relationship so far.

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4. You have to finally start acting like a civilised member of society.

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5. You start collecting bottles of wine.

But for some reason they don’t last too long in your flat.

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6. The bathroom is the only place you’ll find real privacy.

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7. There is no hiding the fact that you’re both a lot more odd than you first realised.

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8. But on the plus side, you get to tell someone your insanely boring work anecdote, and they have to listen and be interested.

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9. You start trying things you’ve never done before…

Like yoga.

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10. And bike rides.

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11. And starting to eat healthily.

Apparently frozen pizzas and mountains of cake are no longer an option.

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12. You start to dress much better.

This won’t do.

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13. You actually have to organise your own bills.

“Ohh someone else used to organise this stuff.”

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14. You actually quite enjoy cleaning.

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15. You’re definitely the funniest double act there has ever been.

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16. You start looking at your friends’ furnishings with intense smugness/uncontrollable envy.

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17. If you do the washing unprompted you think you’ve done a massive favour.

If you’re asked to do it, you sulk all day.

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18. Netflix becomes your adopted third housemate.

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19. You start thinking you need a pet to be truly happy.

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20. And you no longer have any idea what to do when left on your own.

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21. Because basically, you’re just the best team. Ever.

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Richard James is the UK news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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