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She moved in with her boyfriend two and a half years ago, but they’d already been in a relationship for over four.

“Moving in with him was something that terrified me.

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Lucy and her boyfriend had also been on holiday together, which is a good way to test a relationship: “Make sure you’ve been away together for an extended period of time (more than 10 days) before you give them a key, this way you can get a better insight into whether you can stand their living habits or not! For some people though, the hardest part is knowing how to broach the subject for the first time if you’re not sure how your boy- or girlfriend will react - research from Match says that on average, couples take a year and a half to ask one another to move in together.

“I’ve been going out with my boyfriend for a year,” 24-year-old Emma explained to .

After Poland joined the EU my partner came to Liverpool to study too.

Now we live in Luxembourg in a city with 110 different nationalities - right on the French border.

A 2015 study by found that 37 per cent of couples move in together after they’ve been in a relationship for six months to a year.

And this would seem to be what Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle are doing, given recent reports they're planning on living together in Kensington Palace.

I was worried it would ruin our relationship, and would make it impossible for us to break up,” she says.

But after she ended up sharing his tiny attic room for two months while interning and then moving in with a difficult flatmate, whilst he was struggling with a horrendous commute, they eventually decided it just made sense to move in together.

“We worked out how much we could afford, agreed on an area to move to, and just went for it! But Margot and her boyfriend have never lived just the two of them - they’ve always had flatmates too.

Although the couple bickered for the first few weeks of living together, they eventually ironed out their differences and set clear boundaries and expectations: “We make sure that we split chores and are really open about when we’re annoying each other,” Margot says.

Back then, living together served many purposes, not the least of which was to seriously piss off our parents -- a good thing.

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