Parents don't think unwed couples should live together
My boyfriend has finally got a job in the same city as me! Instead of each of us living alone we planned on saving some money by getting a 2 bedroom/ 2 bath. [Side note: we have been friends for over 3 years and dating for over 1 year. If age is important I'm 24 & he's 23.] Well we just found the perfect place close to both of our work buildings and for the price we want (nice apt too). He calls his parents last night to tell them he's found an apt. They are happy till he says that he'll be sharing the apt with me. Then they let him know that that would be embarassing for them to tell friends and family. I guess its some sin to live together unwed in their eyes! And now he doesn't want his family to hate him so he won't live with me. And we can't seem to reason with them.... :-(
My parents have no problem with it b/c they say I am old enough to make these choices, plus we'll each save around $400 a month living together. And together we have all we need for an apt. Plus my parents aren't for pushing me to get married anytime soon, they say its okay to test the waters first. We're talking about a 2 bedroom/ 2 bath not a 1 bedroom. Oh and also we work opposite schedules, he works 3:30pm - midnight and I have a 9-5 job,we'll be lucky to see living in the same apt.
Any ideas convincing my bf to just live with me anyways or convincing his parents that it will be ok? Or is this a hopeless cause?