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October 17, 2013

Dating Before Moving Away: When You Should and Why

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Is it worth your time to date before you move? Moving is already stressful enough, aside from the packing and planning you also have to think about whether your current relationship is going to last or whether you should pursue a relationship further when you are getting ready to move.  With that being said, here are some reasons why dating before moving away is a good idea .

First and foremost, how long are you going to be gone? How far away are you moving? When are you leaving to your new destination?

These are all factors that need to be accounted for when considering allowing someone else into your life or when you are wondering where this leaves you and your partner.

If you are leaving in a relatively short amount of time, then it is probably not in your best interest to be looking or allowing yourself to date. You should not get something started up only to break it off the next day. However, if you are leaving in a few months then go for it! Have you ever heard the saying, “It is better to have loved and lost, then to have never have loved at all”? Well there is a lot of truth behind that phrase. Two months can be a lengthy amount of time and you never know what may happen between now and the time when you move.

If you are already in a committed relationship and have been for awhile then you should have already communicated with each other, if you have not done so already, then now would be the time. Do not take too long to talk to your significant other, it is cruel to both of you and you do not want to string someone along just because it is easier then talking about the rough stuff.

If you are not in a relationship and you have some time before you move away then keep trucking along. You don’t have to go out looking for love before you leave, but I believe love can and will find you anywhere. Did I mention it usually happens at the most inopportune times? Well it typically does, so expect the unexpected.

Another reason dating before moving away is good idea is the fact that you never know what other people may have planned for their futures either. You may meet someone that is planning on moving in the near future too, or they work for themselves and have nothing planned except what is going on in the present.

You never know what you may find in that short or long amount of time, so continue dating. It could be something important enough to keep you from moving or your new beau may come with you.  Whatever it is that takes place you will either walk away with someone around your arm or you will have new experiences that you have learned from and can talk about.Regardless, it will be worth your time!

About the Author

Marissa Barten
Marissa Barten is a Communication graduate from the University of Colorado in Denver. A native to Colorado and California she loves to travel and experience everything she can get her hands on. A Sicilian woman that is obsessed with music, video games, and loves to let her 'freak flag fly'! Check out what else Marissa is up to with her blog

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