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The Truth About Living Together Before Marriage Published: July 23, 2014

For anyone in a long-term relationship, these two statements might sound familiar:

"It's crazy to marry someone without living with them first. You need to test out the relationship!"

"If you want to marry him, don't even think about moving in. He'll have no reason to propose!"

Though opposite sentiments, both pieces of (often unsolicited) advice are strong opinions on the topic of whether you should -- or shouldn't -- live with your partner before marriage, Huffington Post reports.

With an estimated 70 percent of U.S. couples cohabiting and all of the conflicting headlines out there, we looked at the growing body of research on cohabitation and the success of a subsequent marriage -- or likelihood of a marriage at all -- to explore possible answers to the question: Are you doomed to divorce or singledom if you live with a partner before marriage?*

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