Hey Amelia! :P
Well the boyfriend and I have been together for about 4 and a half years now and at 23 and 25 moving out was the next step for us. I don’t think we ever sat down and said ‘we’ve decided to buy a house together’, both of our parents just realised it’s about time and were excited for us.
My advice would be to understand that it’s going to be a big change, not just for you two, but for your parents as well. You’re their babies and seeing you move out to survive on your own must leave them with an incredible sense of helplessness and neglect.
Make sure you involve them throughout the process of finding a place and buying your new household items. Although your tastes wont always be the same they’ll appreciate being asked to help. And listen to their nostalgic stories of what it was like when they first moved out along with all the hints and tips they dispense about running a household!
Your parents will love you no matter what, but moving out with someone is a big thing - it’s bound to take some time for them to come to terms with if it’s a bit out of the blue. Just remember that they only mean well and will always be there for you ♥