How to move from dating to boyfriend
When my ex and I were both considering moving an hour away to a new city we were both kind of like you but it was dumb to ignore the financial aspect of it so we decided same apartment, 2 rooms. Personally, i would never live with someone before I was married anyway, but hey, to each his own......you're not comfortable with it, then don't do it.
I can't say if it actually worked because we actually broke up a little bit before the move but it's an interesting thought. Forbes magazine had a fantastic article and 87% of those people that have lived together with someone eventually broke up. And don't let him pressure you if you're not sure it's what you want. Jaslene M, you are NOT going to like hearing this, but you need to hear it.
I can see you wanting the ring before moving in and I can see him wanting to live together before spending the money on a ring. You say that you were apart for about 9 months last year and got back together and have been together for 7 months this time around.
You should talk some more with this guy and try and figure out some kind of compromise.Personally I don't see why he would have a problem with it.Its not like an engagement can't be broke off, unless of course you set a date to be married, 5 months from the time you move in together, then this might be a bit difficult.Why not buy each other token rings and both wear them.....after all it's the words..." will you marry me? Have an engagement party....letting all your friends know of your intentions and love for one another to make this commitment...See how your engagement progresses....you are living together and are on you feet...he can get you the true engagement ring and wedding rings together..
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Which makes sense too as who would want to buy a ring and have to maybe take it back or something...