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Old 06-16-2015, 06:36 PM   #41
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Haha. I am not too worried about this. There's nothing stopping me from dating while I'm here, it's just harder. I also think any girl who wouldn't date me solely for residing with my parents is one who's not worth pursuing. I'm not the stereotypical basement-dweller in this situation and, contrary to popular belief, I do my own laundry.
I don't think dating was the issue. Do your parents condone sleep-overs?

In my case I was gone as soon as I could afford it. Even if DM condoned sleep-overs, the two brothers with whom I shared a room would change the mood.
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:28 PM   #42
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My first job after college required me to live there. It was like free rent.
It allowed me to save up a stash of cash and buy a condo apt, to the total surprise of co-workers and parents.

Your living at home, also affords you the ability to build up a stash and in a couple of years buy a place rather than renting.

You may find girls are MORE attracted to you since they know your parents would disapprove of you 2-timing the girls, and you will have more available cash to spend on fun things than the guy paying rent/groceries/utilities/parking
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:29 PM   #43
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My first job after college required me to live there. It was like free rent.
It allowed me to save up a stash of cash and buy a condo apt, to the total surprise of co-workers and parents.

Your living at home, also affords you the ability to build up a stash and in a couple of years buy a place rather than renting.

You may find girls are MORE attracted to you since they know your parents would disapprove of you 2-timing the girls, and you will have more available cash to spend on fun things than the guy paying rent/groceries/utilities/parking
How long did you stay with your family for?

I actually do have a down payment fund I've been saving. I can't bring myself to buy instead of rent though, since I'm unsure how long I'll be in this town for.
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I actually do have a down payment fund I've been saving. I can't bring myself to buy instead of rent though, since I'm unsure how long I'll be in this town for.
I couldn't wait to leave my parents house, and they felt exactly the same. OTOH, all of my children lived with us after university, we enjoyed their company as adults and were sorry when they moved out.

If you are staying with them to save you surely have a financial goal in mind and once you each it you will move out, right?

Living on your own is not easy, there are so many things that must be done (meals, cleaning, bills, etc) and never enough hours in the day to do them all. It is part of the learning process, however, and the skills and discipline acquired here are helpful if / when one decides to make and raise a family.
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...You may find girls are MORE attracted to you since they know your parents would disapprove of you 2-timing the girls...
I misread this at first and though you meant bringing two girls home for the night and you were about to become my hero.

Ah... the good ol'days prior to meeting DW.
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I stayed with parents until I got a job post University, but the job itself required me to live there 15 nights a month (I was paid 1 hour extra per night for that). I stayed the other 15 nights as well since I had a room for myself, effectively rent free.

That is how I saved enough $$ to buy a condo in 9 months.

Now its true, if you are thinking you will move to another city, then not buying would be smart. Perhaps you need to figure out that part carefully.
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I've stayed with my parents into my early 30's. There's no denying it is better financially for all parties involved. I lived by myself during college but moved back to help my parents with the mortgage which is now almost paid off.

The social/relationship aspects don't bother me because I don't care what other people think and am not looking for a relationship.
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