Will living with a man prior to marriage change the level of respect he has for you?

Rule of thumb ... if you don't have to live together and want commitment in your relationship such as marriage then don't live with them, just date them. The occasional over-nighter is acceptable. No, I don't believe most men disrespect their girlfriend if they do live together. When my second husband and I first met he would stay over-night on the weekends as he had a long way to travel, but we did not live together through the whole week and I like it like that. If they live with you and after a year can't decide if you are good enough to marry it's time to kick their little tooshes out the door!