Alright, heres the scoop: My girlfriend Emily and I will have been dating for one year on November 26th. Up until this week, she spend the past four months in basic training for the Air Guard in San Antonio. Needless to say, we spent this weekend and today making up for lost time. Shes 18 and im 20, and she is looking at apartments. I still live with my parents. (College student who gets the basement to himself, not a bad deal for me ) Anyway, today as I was saying goodbye to her, she asked me if I was going to be spending a lot of time at her apartment, since she is more than likely going to be getting one about 5 minutes away from where I and where she will be going to school. I said yes, since it makes sense. I could just go home later that night. Before I drone on, I'll get to the point. She asked me if I would slowly work my way into living with her. I knew the question was coming, I just put it in the back of my head until now. Now I love this girl to death and she loves me as well, and our parents are ok with us so far, but there are a few problems. First off, I only have one more semester at this college before I transfer to Iowa State, which will be 20 minutes away from where her apartment will be. Secondly, I was looking into getting an on campus apartment at ISU and was really looking forward to living on my own. I guess the question I'm asking isn't whether or not I should live with her, but what the best way for me to break it to her that I'm not ready to live with her yet and I want to live on my own before I move in with someone else first. I told her that once she got the apartment, we'd talk about it. Does anyone else have any experience with this? Sorry for this issue being so long! Thanks guys. Cliffs: Girlfriend wants me to move in, im not ready, how should I break it to her?