My boyfriend and I are in the process of house hunting. We are not engaged/married. We haven't really felt the urge to take that step even though we have been living together for quite some time. But we'd like to buy a home because the market is so good and we have the opportunity at this time. We have found two that we really love, but they are in an area that is largely an older demographic. I'm 25 and he's 31 so we aren't super young. But, living in an older (read more conservative) area in the south, I'm beginning to be concerned that we might be looked at as that "young unmarried couple living in sin." I've learned to ignore it when people give us a strange look when we mention buying a house before we get married, but I'm concerned about what it might be like to live with it every day. How would you suggest dealing with a neighbor who has that attitude, or one who gets rude about it being against their upbringing, or worst of all the ones who might start pushing us to tie the knot before we decide to????