It was definitely hard to go from (a) both living with parents to (b) living in the same uni halls to (c) living separately, across town from each other for me and my partner. It felt like a step backward – rather than because we would ever formally been moved in! Simply because we had got familiar with residing in exactly the same building, but each with this own space that is separate. I believe which is a serious experience that is common.
I must say I agree. We came across my guy inside our 2nd 12 months of university, invested nearly all of our time together.