I think it is a great idea. You get an idea of what marriage would be like. It's much better to break up before getting married than to go through the whole wedding thing, (if your into that whole big wedding thing). And soon after find out you really aren't compatable. My wife and I lived together for 3 1/2 years before we got married. We just celerbrated our 6th wedding anniversary and things could not be better. Before decieding on getting married you should make sure you agree on kids. To have them or not. I strongly urge you NOT to have kids. We don't. Children are one of major reasons for divorce. If you do decied to have kids wait several years before you do. Spend time as a couple. Getting married and having kids right away gives no time for you to grow close as a couple. You would go from being single to having a family. There is a huge difference between being married and having a family with kids. Taking care if kids is a HUGE responsibility. Don't let your parents or his/hers pressure you into having kids. They may want grandchildren, but remember it will be you and your partner who is with the kids all the time, not the grandparents. When grandparents get tired of the grandkids they send them home. You would not be able to do that. I found no cons to living with my wife before we got married. She is my soul mate.
First off, it shows a much higher level of dedication to the Relationship when you are Married. I do believe it is best to move in with each other first and see how well you get along before you jump into Marriage. If you can't handle being around the other person 24/7... it's probably not a good idea to get Married!
what was not normally a consideration in cultures that traditionally practiced arranged marriage
The cons of living near a volcano is that you would have to worry about your crops. You would also have to worry about your propperty
the pros of living in Maine are the food
Like this: There are pros and cons of living in a town. Many pros and many cons. For example, (list a couple pros) and there also is (list a couple cons)
Freedom of speech.
It rains in the forest ;)
There are no pros, only cons. Pollution destroys the earth and makes living harder.