Dating in your 30s while living with your parents can be a challenge.
The keys to dating in your 30s while living with your parents are communication, setting boundaries, and getting creative when it comes to bringing someone home.
Here, eight people living under their parents’ roofs in their thirties share hilarious stories about their dating lives.
Dating isn’t easy, especially when you you’re living at home with your parents, like 23% of millennials, as Zillow reported in May 2018.
“Living at home can create multiple issues related to dating,” David Bennett, counselor and relationship expert at Double Trust Dating, told Business Insider. He said it may feel like high school dating all over again.
“The main challenge it causes is logistical — it’s much easier to have a fun and romantic date if you have your own place, with multiple rooms at your disposal,” he said. “Also, nothing can kill romance like knowing your parents are sleeping a few feet away.”
Here, eight 30-somethings who live with their parents share hilarious stories about their dating lives (the responses have been edited for length and clarity):
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1. Steph, 30
After grad school, I moved in with my parents for a while. We were having a big party, and I invited my boyfriend, Adam. I knew we would be drinking, and he lived more than an hour away, so I suggested he spend the night.
He hesitated — probably because my dad is an imposing figure — but I told Adam he could sleep in the guest room. When we came downstairs in the morning, my parents looked at me questioningly and I made it clear that Adam slept in the guest room.
I thought all was fine … until I saw Adam a few days later and he told me that my dad took him aside when I was in the kitchen and said, “Things like that don’t happen in this house — unmarried people don’t spend the night at each other’s parents’ homes.” I was absolutely mortified — and clearly oblivious.
2. Tara, 31
I went out with some girlfriends, and we struck up a conversation with a group of British guys. One of them and I really hit it off. He said he wanted to hang out more, but he was sharing a hotel room with two other guys.
I got the bright idea that he could come back to my place, even though I was living back at my parent’s place. I never brought guys home, ever. I told him he could come over, but I’d have to drive him home super early in the morning. He agreed.
We stayed up so late that I forgot to set an alarm and, before I knew it, I was hearing noises in the kitchen! I joined my parents for our usual coffee-and-small-talk ritual as though I didn’t have a guy hiding in my room. He waited there an …read more
Source:: Business Insider – Life