Cupid's Pulse Article: Find Out About Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s Life Before MarriageCupid's Pulse Article: Find Out About Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s Life Before Marriage

By Nicole Weintraub

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got married last Sunday, according to People. The couple has been living cozily in the suburbs now as they take a step back from the busy Hollywood scene. After dating for six months, the now newlyweds purchased a house together in April  and worked on interior decorating though the month of June. with future plans to marry in a quiet ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina.

What are some advantages to living together before marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Nowadays it is very common for couples to cohabitate prior to tying the knot. Here are some pluses to moving in together before getting married:

1. Finding out compatibility: One of the major benefits of living together prior to being married is figuring out if the two of you can stand to be around each other all the time. You’ll be able to find out little quirks about one another to truly see if the two of you are meant to be.

2. Testing living arrangements: Living with someone is different than merely dating them. This is a great way to see how the two of you would be able to compromise and the lifestyle you would have as a married couple.

3. Taking the next step: You and your partner may not be ready to take the plunge into marriage, but you may be ready to take another step. Moving in together is the step between dating seriously and marriage.

Did you move in with your partner before marriage? What were some of the benefits you experienced? Share with us in the comments below!