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Sounds to me like he has legitimate reasons to not want to move in with you:
- He's a student, sounds like money is tight and he can live at the place he currently is for free (who doesn't like free room and board!)
- You two live in the same town, so seeing each other is a non-issue.
- He is trying to save money for life after school. Sounds to me like he's got a plan. This guy is motivated, and this is a really good sign.
I think you are just too eager to live with him. And I can completely understand this feeling, as a girl who has been in the same position. He's only 20, he has lots of time to get his life in order, and you two have lots of time to move in together and have the couple life.
Appreciate having your own space. If you honestly can't afford it, look for some place cheaper. Maybe a one bedroom place or a room in a house if you can't afford your own apartment.
When you are older, it will be a better set up. Think of the future. If you two stay together and he has a little bit of money saved for when you two officially move in together, you two will be in a better position than you are now.
With money saved you could maybe buy a house and some furniture to put in it, or even afford a nicer place. This will all be incredibly important when the time comes.
But for now, it's best for him to not have to worry about expenses. School is tough, and working while going to school is even harder. I have a lot of friends who worked while they were in school, and they missed out on a lot of opportunities. They missed networking events that could have helped them get better jobs, they missed out on class (working too late the night before), they missed out on time to study and do projects.
So I think his concerns are incredibly valid. If you try to push the issue, it can push him away.
I say take the pressure off. you two are still very young and you have lots of time before you can establish yourselves out on your own.
You are incredibly lucky to have a guy who is planning a future with you. I know right now it might not seem like it because he is refusing to move in with you. But he is planning for a future with you. He is saying he wants to save up money and have more security for when he does move out on his own.
If you are worried he's not independent yet, well he is only 20. Most of my friends are now just starting to get on their feet (and they are 23-25).
Give this guy some time. He probably just wants to make sure he can get through school first before he starts planning for the next chapter of his life.
Your turn to live with him will come soon enough! I know how anxious you feel. You want him to want to live with you. But it's not the right time for him yet and you have to respect that for now.
Patience is a virtue, and if you push him, he will only pull away.