How to Find the Perfect Roommate

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Facing the fact that you have to find the "perfect" roommate you have to make a decision about what the ideal roommate would be for you. Just because you are best friends with someone or your friend suggested that you live with them doesn't necessarily mean that they will be the ideal roommate for you. If you have determined what you are looking for in a roommate you can begin your search.

You would first have to go through all of your friends to see if they were looking for a place to stay. The first step should always be asking your friends or people you know if they are looking for a place or if they know someone who is. If you already recognize the person, or know someone who will give their word for them, then the procedure of living simultaneously will be a lot easier. Check their income. Make sure they would have enough to pay half the rent & bills. If not then you move on to someone else. If they do, then spend a couple weeks/months with them to see how they are with money. Monitor how they spend their money & what they spend their money on. If they spend it on things they need and not want then their still a good candidate. If they spend it on a lot of restaurants, clothes, then monitor how much it all comes up to. If they spend it on things they want, and then end up not using it, then you may want to think about looking for another roommate. There are many reasons to look for a roommate. It does not matter if it has to deal with moving out of your parents or family members home, moving into a dorm for college, or even renting an apartment. A roommate can share your expenses and contribute to the maintenance of the home. However, there are many ways in which having a roommate can be at a disadvantage. For example, privacy, shared space and being unreliable can cause big conflicts.

Firstly, having a roommate will mean that you will sacrifice some privacy. Some activities that may have been enjoyable while living alone can now become...
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