If your approach is successful (and you end up dating your neighbor), you could find yourself in the following positions:
if she accepts you…
She will move in right away
Things go well at first, time goes by and the next thing you know, she is squatting in your house, drinking the last Red Bull and asking why you get so many Frederick’s of Hollywood catalogs in the mail. This will put an instant strain on the relationship. There is no transition period or getting to know each other while still being able to retreat to separate quarters for much-needed alone time. There is just a new live-in girlfriend who, should you fight and tell her to get lost, doesn’t have very far to go because she still owns a place 20 paces from your front door (are you seeing why you shouldn’t hit on your neighbor yet?).
When you break up, you’ll still live together
Things go from “bad” to “one step away from being on Cheaters”-terrible, and the relationship has to end. A bad scenario could be that you get her out of the house but she isn’t out of your life. She still owns a place in the neighborhood. A terrible scenario could be that she already sold her place and now you have to wait for her to find a new place to live. The good news is that it won’t be in the neighborhood but the bad news is it could take longer than expected. It could be weeks or possibly months living under the same roof. Good luck bringing any females back to the house. It could go from Cheaters to Cops in no time.
She could be nuts
There could be a reason your place was available for such a steal. Think about all the bad breakups and the woman that went absolutely bonkers by sending hate e-mails, egging your car, showing up at your office, and making your life an Oxygen-channel feature movie. Now imagine if that woman lived right next door. She can watch you all the time. She knows when you come and go. She knows who comes in and out of your place and has easy access to your personal property. She knows who will be looking for you when you turn up missing.
Lock the doors. Draw the blinds. Or better yet, know why you shouldn’t hit on your neighbor.