It's the morning after a great date with your neighbor and you throw on some beaten jeans and an old, worn sweater and head to the grocery store.
Then, bam, you spot said neighbor staring at you from across the hall.
They met across the fence a few months ago and struck up a slow friendship. He can pop in for dinner, partake in spontaneous TV-watching, help her with that pesky kitchen sink that leaks, give her quick kisses at random times (and actually, think romantic gestures galore—she can see his bedroom window from her bedroom window).
He watched her cats while she traveled for business; she watered his plants when he was on vacation. Movies at each other's house, including a recent French film. He sat on the chair, and they exchanged knowing glances between the subtitles. Cons: He knows what she's up to at all hours; and she has the same perspective on his life.
Have you ever considered what it would be like to date someone who lives next door in an apartment complex?
These types of relationships do happen, but are they a good thing?
But with a population that's significantly older — and hopefully wiser — the stakes are much higher.They don’t say a word, but you know what they’re thinking — 'Uh, what happened there? Sure, you may say that you’re going to take it slow, but are you really going to send your new boyfriend or girlfriend next door away when they come knocking on your door wanting to watch the Picture this: It’s Saturday night and you don’t have any plans, so you decide to take a stroll around the block in your moth-eaten sweatpants.Then you see the neighbor you just hooked up with, his or her arms are draped over a model or actor type with no holes in their pants. What happens when your neighbor’s friend sees you out on a date?So I'm glad I made the decision that I did," Hunt said. While there are advantages to dating someone who lives within such close proximity, a certain amount of risk is involved.For most people, breaking off a dating relationship is best when you don’t have to worry about running into that person too often.