Posts Tagged ‘Roommate Compatibility’

Do Online Roommate Matching Services Work?

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Roommate matching services are much like dating services in that you hope to find the perfect match based on personality and other traits. Many services require you to create a profile, and some allow you to post an ad, while others find prospects for you. Whether a roommate matching service works or not depends on […] read more

How to Conduct a Roommate Interview

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Selecting a roommate is neither an easy task nor one to be taken lightly, and that’s why conducting a roommate interview is such an important part of the selection process. Think about it: your roommate most likely will directly affect your happiness, stress level and sanity for up to a year (depending on the lease […] read more

How to Find New Roommates

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Many times it is necessary to find new roommates. This can arise from many situations, whether your roommate does not want to renew, there is a personal conflict between current roommates, or you just moved to a new city. There are a few ways you can go about looking for new roommates: Use Valuable Sources […] read more

Is Dating My Roommate a Good Idea?

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If roommate romance is on your mind, you have probably found yourself daydreaming about the dating my roommate scenario. Here is what you should consider before you make the leap from roommates to romance. 1 – Secrets Are out in the Open If you date your roommate, be aware that it is much more difficult to […] read more

What to Include in a Roommate Agreement

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So you and your roommate have taken the first step and decided to create a roommate agreement. As you begin drafting the document, it’s best to sit down and make a list of all issues to be covered. No issue is too big or too small, and the more comprehensive you make the agreement, the […] read more

Living Alone or with Roommates? Privacy vs. Cost Savings

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Whether living alone or with roommates, there are always trade-offs. Your living space is central to your quality of life. If you’re on a budget, carefully weigh the options of privacy versus cost savings to select the best living arrangement for you. Budgeting Your budget, and how you spend your money, are key to determining […] read more

Looking for a Roommate? Creating an Attractive Ad

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Looking for a roommate can be a difficult task. After you’ve asked around to see if anyone you know needs a roommate-or has an acquaintance who does-your next best bet is to post an ad on Craigslist. Posting an ineffective ad is a waste of your time. Here’s how you can create an attractive ad […] read more

How to Get Your Roomates to Stick to a Cleaning Schedule

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Keeping your apartment clean is important to feeling comfortable in your space. The chore is often easier to control when you live alone as opposed to living with roommates. When you’re living with roommates, however, the best way to ensure a clean apartment is to create a cleaning schedule. Unfortunately, simply creating a schedule doesn’t guarantee your […] read more

Sharing Space with Your Roommate’s Significant Other

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If you’re living with a roommate in a relationship, be prepared to start sharing space with his or her significant other. Your attitude about having that person around will have a big impact on how things turn out. For the purpose of this article, we’ll call the significant other “Dave.” What to Do When Significant […] read more