A new survey of 3k consumers from Realtor.com has shed some light on the impact housing costs have on relationship decisions.
Among baby boomers, 44% of respondents said money and logistics were factors when considering moving in with a romantic partner. In comparison, 80% of Gen Z respondents said the same.
- Gen Z respondents were also more likely to sign a pre-move contract with their partner detailing what would happen in the event of a breakup, with 54% of the group admittedly doing so.
Seventy percent of all respondents said moving in with a partner saved them money.
- 27% said the move saved them $1-$500.
- 20% said it saved them $501-$1k.
- 13% said it saved them $1k-$2k.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, the survey also found 42% of respondents who had moved in with romantic partners regretted it, with 17% saying they broke up soon after.
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