I'll be the first one to say I'm a picky person in just about every area of my life: food, friends, dates, activities, etc.
But I'm ESPECIALLY picky when it comes to the space I'm literally inhabiting a majority of the time. And honestly, I feel like most people SHOULD be pretty picky in that area.
If that wasn't the case though, I'd be pretty stern about not sharing a space with anyone who'd then be able to watch a pile of Cheeto dust settle on my shirt as I watched Netflix in my underwear for 18 hours.
It turns out a lot of men felt similarly when it came to the idea of moving in with their partner (minus the Cheeto dust probably).
One Reddit user asked men what their reasoning was for not moving in with someone they've dated for over a year, and a lot of their responses made some sense:
This guy's self-awareness is on point.
This guy prefers to take his time with decisions (I think):
This guy's just lookin' out for his mom.
This guy doesn't want to complicate something that's already complicated.
This guy can't handle how complex living with another person is, and he also swallowed a dictionary.
These guys know a measly year together with someone is NOTHING.
This guy really identifies with The Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" (or, like, just the title of it).
According to this guy, there are only four reasons a guy wouldn't move in with you after a year. That's it. That's all. Read 'em and weep.
This guy understands living alone is a prime deal.
This guy's just lookin' out for his girlfriend. TAKE NOTES, EVERYONE.
This guy's secret passion might be interior decorating, and he doesn't want anyone to mess with that. (Just kidding, but maybe not.)
But really, this guy really needs to start making his own damn bed.
Obviously, communication is key if you're wondering why your guy doesn't immediately want to split his closet with you. So talk it out because he could have a pretty good reason for it.
And be careful not to move too quickly, or you'll be making someone else's bed forever.