Posts Tagged ‘Roommate Compatibility’

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How to Make the Most of Living With Your Best Friend

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For a lot of young and/or single folks, choosing to go in on a lease with a good friend makes sense on a lot of levels. read more

A young man hangs out with his roommate - and his new significant other.

How to Handle Your Roommate’s Significant Other

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"After college, I got an apartment with an old friend from high school," says Brooke, a 25-year-old media relations assistant living in Washington, D.C. "We were both single and loved going out. It seemed like the perfect living situation until my roommate started dating a guy from her grad program. All of the sudden, I had a third roommate. He hung around the apartment while she was in class, eating my food and hogging the bathroom. I didn't even like the guy." read more

Frustrated girl scolds her careless, messy roommate.

10 Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore When Choosing a Roommate

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Finding a good roommate is as difficult as finding a good life partner. The chemistry has to be right. You don’t need to agree on everything, but there does have to be give-and-take, mutual respect, and open, honest communication. And much like taking a leap into a romantic relationship, there are no guarantees that the […] read more

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What to Do When Your Roommate Isn’t Working Out

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Roommates can be like family. Think about it: you’re with them every time you wake up in the morning, you probably share a lot of meals together, and you split up all the household responsibilities. read more

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Living With Roommates as an Introvert

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Living alone certainly has its perks — especially if you’re a bit of a lone wolf — but it can also be really expensive. When living with roommates is a necessity for your budget, how do you deal when you consider yourself an introvert? read more

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Sharing the Refrigerator With Your Roommates

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Everyone has their own slightly weird preferences and habits. After all, we might not feel at home without all those posters of our favorite 80s rock bands or daily 5 AM yoga sessions. For the most part, roommates with different styles and schedules can work out agreements by doing whatever they want in their own […] read more

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How to be Friends and Roommates (Without Ruining the Friendship)

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Thinking of renting a place with your friend? It isn’t necessarily a bad idea, but it isn’t right for everyone. read more

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How to Handle Your Roommate’s Pet

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If you like animals but aren't ready for the responsibility of owning your own pet yet, having a pet owner for a roommate can seem like a great deal. You benefit from many of the perks of having a pet with a fraction of the responsibility. Of course, things don't always go smoothly. Your stuff is just as vulnerable as your roommate's is to cat scratches and stains from dog urine. If your roommate's hamster escapes its cage, it becomes your problem as well. When you agree to live with someone who has a pet, it's best to figure out where to draw the line of responsibility before things go wrong. read more

Living with Roommates: How to Share a Bathroom

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Out of all the inconveniences you may encounter living with a roommate, having to share a bathroom tops the list. Having a roommate is great in terms of lowering your living expenses, overall safety and constant companionship, but sharing personal space, specifically a bathroom, can be problematic. You and your roommate can make it work […] read more