So, you’re saying that everybody who lives alone does so for ‘sexual freedom’? I hate to say it, but you are coming off as kind of stuck up.
How about learning how to do things the adult world requires such as paying bills, budgeting (trust me, it’s different than just ‘paying rent’ to your parents), cleaning your own apartment, doing your own cooking, shopping, laundry, repairs, etc. THAT is why most girls look for somebody has moved out of the house - it shows they are an independent adult, who can make wise, prudent, moral decisions even though they are on their own. How do you expect to eventually be the head of a household (with a family) when you’ve never even been in charge of your OWN household?
Gee, I never knew I was so scandalous because I live on my own Yup, I’m definitely doing it so I can have a guy over every single night.
Now, granted, you are 22 - and at your age I still lived half at home, and half at college (in a dorm), and wouldn’t have thought twice about being with a guy who lived at home during those years. I ‘officially’ moved out when I went to grad school. I don’t think there is any reason to move out while you are at college, and if you go to school close by, it’s probably not so bad to live at home. But envetually there comes a time when it can really benefit you to live on your own. It’s one thing to help out around the house and pay some rent. That’s a great thing.
But it really is totally different to actually live on your own, in an apartment (I’m assuming you’re not going to buy a house ) with YOUR name on the lease. I would say that it is even drastically different than having roommates or housemates. There are a lot of little ‘issues’ and demands on your time/money that come up that you have to deal with that you just don’t see when you’re in your parents’ home, because they deal with them.
So, yes, I would speak in favor of moving out…it’s not required by any means (especially at your age), but I think it can be very helpful, and the fact that you don’t do it doesn’t suddenly make you so much more virtuous than everybody else who does. But if your friends are giving you that **** (move out so you can get a girl, etc)…just disregard it as the others have said. Along with the whole idea that at 22 you HAVE to have a girlfriend anyway
You can definitely have the strong Catholic relationship you desire. And any decent girl would see your positive relationship with your parents and love of home life as a virtue that bodes well for her own possible future!
Edited - wow, was the ‘c’ word just edited out of my post? Nice filters