Finding the perfect roommate is challenging. Everyone who has shared an apartment has an opinion about what makes a good roommate. And, of course, anyone who has had a lousy roommate will be happy to tell you about it, which could scare you away from the idea altogether. But living with a roommate can be great for people who don’t just want to save money on rent but also want to meet new people and share their homes. You can find a great roommate if you remember that judging a roommate is all relative and if you think about what’s most important to you.
Know What You Want In A New Roommate
It would be best if you kept in mind what a roommate is. You want to be friends with your roommate, but you’re not looking for a friend. You’re looking for a roommate. Even if you are friends with someone, that doesn’t mean you would both be good roommates. Think about how well you get along with someone before how much you like them. Do you sleep at the exact times? Does your potential roommate like quiet while you want to play loud music? How often should the house be cleaned, in your opinion? How will rent and bills be shared? These are important things to talk about with a roommate, but only sometimes with a friend.
Set And Establish Boundaries
Sharing your personal space with someone, especially a stranger, is a big decision, so you should consider it. Think about what’s good and bad about the situation and decide if having a roommate is the best thing for you right now. Sometimes having a roommate is a good idea, and sometimes it’s not. Make sure you want a roommate for the right reasons if you decide to look for one. You don’t need a roommate again just because you’ve had one before. Even if you had a good experience, the circumstances were different, and you need to account for any changes.
Expand Your Search
Now that you’ve decided to live with a roommate and know what kind of roommate you want, you can start looking for that person. You can find a roommate online if you still need to find someone you want to live with. There are a few websites that help you find a roommate. These sites let you make a profile or an ad, search a database, and set up meetings with potential matches. Take your time to get to know the candidates once you’ve found a few. Set up safe, public meetings where you can ask them questions about what it would be like to live with them. Don’t ask questions quickly just to be polite. If you could instead, please ask as many as you want. If you care about something, you should take care of it before someone moves in.
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