We recently took a look at a viral Reddit thread where people shared the unexpected things they learned after moving in with their partner. These wholesome answers sparked even MORE responses from our very own BuzzFeed Community! Here are some of the most relatable stories:
1. This hair monster:
"I seriously didn't realize exactly how much we shed. I have long hair, and he has long hair, and it's literally everywhere. I feel like I'm constantly sweeping it up. I thought the drain pipes at his old place were just shitty — but no — it's all the freakin' shedding!"
2. This sleep sharer:
"Once we finally moved in together, I learned how hard it is to adjust to sleeping next to someone every night when you never have before. You lose your sense of individual space, but you also have a snuggle buddy right next to you, so it's okay in the end. It also made me realize how hard it is to go to sleep WITHOUT your significant other in the bed once you're used to it."
3. This banana biter:
"After we moved in together, I learned that my husband has the absolute WEIRDEST method for eating bananas: He eats them in vertical quarters. So, he holds the banana from the bottom and looks down at it, so the tip of the banana is facing him. Then, he divides it into four long, skinny quarters. It is one of the weirdest things I've ever seen, and it made me re-evaluate my entire existence."
4. This weird shower habit:
"I found out that my boyfriend doesn't keep his shower towel in the bathroom — he keeps it in his room. He takes it into the bathroom only when he’s going to shower, and then he dries only his body with. He won’t dry his face or head with it because he then walks to the kitchen and uses one napkin to dry his face and one napkin to dry his head."
5. This cooking newbie:
"I moved in with my boyfriend after dating for four whole years, only to learn that the man doesn't know how to make a grilled cheese sandwich."
6. This story repeater:
"My partner talks in his sleep, which I already knew when I moved in. Still, after living together for about six months, we'd get into a tiff at least once a month because I'd swear we had already discussed something, and he'd say we never did. Well, it turns out that not only does he talk gibberish in his sleep, but he can have a fully coherent, back-and-forth conversation with ME. He had no idea either, so now my favorite thing is recording him."
7. This sock maniac:
"I love my husband. We have a great time together, we have the best inside jokes, etc. But when we moved in together, I learned that he always leaves his socks on the floor of the bedroom instead of putting them in the laundry basket. The laundry basket, mind you, happens to be on top of the armoire RIGHT NEXT TO WHERE HE IS LEAVING THEM ON THE FLOOR?!"
8. This utensil abuser:
"I never realized how many kitchen utensils they use. For example, there will be a perfectly clean plate that they just used for one sandwich, but then they will use another plate for a SECOND sandwich?!"
9. This tooth brush stealer:
"Upon moving in together, I discovered that my boyfriend doesn’t pay attention to which toothbrush he uses. He just grabs one and sees no issue with this. Needless to say, mine is hidden now."
10. This too hot/too cold home:
"I think the biggest unexpected lesson was figuring out what temperature to set the thermostat. I get cold easily during the day, and at night it’s worse because I need some kind of breeze or else it’s too hot...but I won’t be able to sleep if I’m too cold. My partner learned very quickly to tolerate the heat during the day — and that snuggles are mandatory at night."
11. This pooper story time:
"I work primarily from home, and the first thing my partner does when they get home after work is go to the upstairs bathroom to drop one. When we first moved in together, I was surprised, but now I’ll sit at the bottom of the stairs and we’ll chat about our days. Then, we’ll make dinner and watch TV. I love it so much."
12. This noise maker:
"I learned that my significant other has this cough/snort thing they do from their nose to their throat. They’ll do it anywhere between two and ten times in a row, and it drives me crazy, but when I don’t hear that sound — like, if I’m upstairs and they're downstairs — I worry."
13. This emotional partner:
"My boyfriend didn’t realize how often I cry. Sad commercial? Crying. Happy commercial? Crying. Reading an emotional book? CRYING. We were together for three years before living together, and he knew I was a crier, but not the extent. He now calls me a 'walking tear duct.'"
14. This pants-less wonder:
"I didn't quite realize until we moved in together how much my husband hates wearing pants. As soon as he's in the door in the evening, he drops his pants and hangs out for the rest of the night in his boxers. He leaves his pants by the door in case he has to go out again. We've been married 15 years now, and I still love my pants-less weirdo."
15. This Signs enthusiast:
"I never knew that my partner would leave plastic water bottles EVERYWHERE. Full, half-full, empty...doesn’t matter! I once counted 11 in the house. Honestly, now I just laugh and clean them up because, for the most part, he’s actually a clean guy."
16. And finally, this sweet truth:
"I truly didn’t realize how much we’d laugh. My boyfriend and I just moved in with each other, and we laugh harder when it's just the two of us than we do with anyone else."