Not only is he moving on, but he’s moving in!  With a rising career and a new girl in his arms, Dean Sheremet is ready to make some big changes.   The chef and his new girlfriend, Sarah Silver, are moving in together later this month.  Sheremet confirmed the big move to US Magazine on Monday, and said, “It’s true.  We’re moving in together and I’m really happy.  Life is good.”  Sheremet and his ex, singer LeAnne Rimes, finalized their divorce last month, ending seven years of marriage.

Moving in with your partner is a big step – how do you know if you’re ready?

Cupid’s Advice:

There are many things to consider before you consider moving in with a partner.  Cupid has a simple guide to make the process easier:

1. Time: It’s not about how long you’ve been together, but about how mature you are in your relationship.  A year-long relationship between 23-year-olds is different from a year-long relationship between 33-year-olds.  We mature and get more secure with who we are as age.  It’s important to know what kind of person you are, and what kind of things you expect and want from a partner, before combining households.  Consider these issues to gauge your move-in readiness.

2. Commitment level: Make sure you’re both aware of each other’s expectations.  Some people think moving in will lead to marriage, while others view cohabitation as a way to test the waters.  “This type of miscommunication is all too common,” says Nina Atwood, a relationship author, who was quoted in a MyLifetime.com article.  “Moving in together is usually a step toward making a decision about marriage, so it’s very important to discuss this openly.”

3. Money matters: This issue is one of the top argument starters for couples.  Make sure you’re both aware of how your finances will be taken care of.