Finding the right place to live for next year is something every returning student goes through at Ohio University, and choosing the right roommates is an important part of that. For some students, they already have the right roommate: their romantic partner. After they’ve gotten through a year or more in a serious relationship at Ohio University, it’s natural for couples to consider whether they should look into moving in together in one of the Athens, Ohio, rental properties available for their next year in college.

It’s important to remember that this shouldn’t be done unless you’re serious about the idea of a long-term future because living together can and will completely change any romantic relationship. But if you think you might belong together beyond college, choosing a one-bedroom apartment is an excellent idea for Athens, Ohio, off-campus housing, and here’s why!

You’ll Learn About Each Other

College Couple Walking TogetherOne of the biggest changes that comes when you move in with someone is that you discover things about them that you would never have otherwise. For example, does one of you prefer to have the air conditioner constantly operating, while the other would rather sleep with the windows open? Or maybe one person is incredibly organized and has everything in its proper place, while the other isn’t nearly as strict about cleaning up small messes.

These are things that you’ll have to compromise on as you navigate through your relationship, and as you find them out, you’ll discover what areas you can give a little on and what things you just can’t change. Learning these things about each other can help you figure out whether a long-term partnership is really the best thing for the two of you so that you can make the best decision for your future. You’ll also learn how to deal with sharing a smaller space and sleeping together, which can help you maximize your space in future living situations should you decide that you work well together in a long-term relationship after your year together.

You’ll Get Unlimited Privacy

Have you ever wanted to spend time with your significant other, only to run into one of your roommates needing to watch something for a class assignment? When you live with your significant other, you don’t have to worry about any of that. You’re free to play your music, have a romantic dinner together, watch a movie in the dark or do anything you could possibly want to do at home. Plus, you also don’t have to plan around one of you driving to the other’s home and then either needing to find a place to sleep or get home safely that evening. If one of you has had too much to drink, for example, it’s a lot easier to just go upstairs to your bed than to worry about finding a ride home with a sober driver.

You’ll Save Money (and Manage It)

Living with a significant other in a one-bedroom situation means that you need half the furniture of a standard college student. For example, you’ll only need one bed between you, which gives you the chance to sell one of your beds and make a profit on it. You’ll also pay less in rent by getting a one-bedroom place at one of the available Athens, Ohio, rental properties instead of a two-bedroom unit, which can really add up over 12 months.

You’ll also get to see how each of you manages your money, which is a big part of long-term relationships. That’s because you’ll need to pay for things like electricity, water, and internet when you live in Athens, Ohio, off-campus housing, and it takes smart planning to take care of those obligations. If you’re ready for that responsibility, call Wharton Rentals and ask for a showing; we’ll be happy to help you find a one-bedroom apartment that meets your and your significant other’s needs!

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