Dating While Living with Good ol’ Mom and Dad
So you’re living at home with Mom and Dad – “Threes Company” style. No judgement here. In today’s society, it’s quite common for people to be living under the same roof with their parents. However, this makes for a tricky situation when you want to bring so & so over to your pad. How do you explain this? What’s the best way to navigate this topic?
Use a little humor why don’t you? Lighten up the topic by making a small joke about it. If you make an issue out of it, so will your date. When your date asks about your living situation a perfect response is “Where I live, I have two awesome roommates…I like to call them “Mom” and “Dad.” Insert date laughing (hopefully). Another joke could include, “I mean it’s hard to turn down free laundry service and a live-in chef!” Play with it and be silly.
After speaking of it in a joking manner it’s best to show that you want to eventually move out. You don’t want your date to think you’re reenacting the movie “Failure to Launch” right? Show him or her that you at least plan on moving out down the road. Talk about what you want for yourself in the future and that you actually WANT to move out at some point.
You don’t want to get down n’ dirty with Mr. and Mrs. Smith in the next room over. This is easily solved if you or your lova has his or her own place. If both of you are living at home the good news is neither one of you can judge one another, but the bad news is the sleeping situation becomes a bit trickier. Welcome to being crafty! This is when a hotel room becomes your best friend or you learn how to sneak out a window again, like you’re 15 years old. Or maybe you have super cool parents who don’t mind a sleepover friend, but just make sure you wait some time before having to introduce them all. Too soon = too awkward.