You've been corresponding for a while when your Catholic Match dream guy or gal tells you that he or she is still living at home with mom and dad. How do you react?
Would you view this as a positive or negative?
Do you see it as an inability to be independent, or a smart way to save money?
Is there a certain age where you think it is just unwise to stay at home, unless a sick parent needs care?
Personally, I've been there. I lived at home for a year after I graduated from college, and didn't see a problem with it (at least short term). I know plenty of young adults who still live at home because it makes more sense financially, until they at least get out of debt. I know I did struggle a bit with being independent when I was living at home. I was under Mom and Dad's roof, so Mom and Dad's rules still applied. I couldn't go out without telling anyone where I was going. Now that I have my own place, I have really learned to appreciate the independence that comes with it.
I moved back home for a few months when I was 26. I had just spent almost a year backpacking around Europe. I needed rest and also time to find a place and save up more money. It was a nice chance to reconnect with my parents. With this economy I wouldn't put too much thought into it...especially someone in their 20's or early 30's. If there is a weird mama's boy pattern you are seeing it might be different, but it is no indication of what someone will be in the future. I own my own house, car, decent job and have traveled all over the world...so it had nothing to do with my lack of independence or having poor financial judgement etc. If anything, people think I am too independent:o)