The excuses are endless for not living alone. You can’t afford it. You’re saving money. You’re still in school. You’re not fully employed. Your parents want you to stay home or they “need” you there. You need to look out for your siblings.
Or the worst excuse: You really, really like your roommates. Your place is an extension of a frat house or a sitcom, or you’ve been trying to make it that way.
Hardships such as unemployment or caring for a loved one aside, these excuses are all bull. If you’re a working man, you need to live like one, especially if you’re in your late twenties or beyond.
Why is living alone important to your dating life?
First, you obviously want to bring a girl over your place for… chess! Or you want to cook her a nice dinner and watch a movie in the comfort of your own pad, without worrying about non-existent roommates or non-local family.
However, there is something more subtle but still important. A girl might gauge you if you live alone or not. You get more MAN points if you look independent, well-adjusted, and responsible, which fits the description of a dude with an abode all to himself.
Additionally, you don’t look needy, because by living solo you yourself provide all your own needs. You seem settled down, like you’re ready to be in a relationship, one of quality and not a fling like you’re still in your party phase. You’re good.
All this infiltrates the mind of a girl without you even doing anything. You only answered her question, “Do you live alone?” Come to think of it, the majority of my first dates sneaked in this inquiry. That’s interesting.
Of course, this isn’t something you can change overnight. But if you want to improve the dating quality of your life, it is something to consider.