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Old 02-14-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: The REAL WORLD.
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I've lived alone in a one bedroom apartment for a few years now. i love having my privacy and my own space.

i had roommates when i was younger but hated it.. but then again it was probably just the particular people that i lived with that made me hate it.

Is it weird to actually LIKE living alone? i'm afraid because i'm 34 and if i am ever in a relationship, i'm afraid i won't be able to adjust to living with someone else at this point.
I've had 3 bad experiences with roommates so I am living on my own. I can come and go as I see fit, if the bills are late, it's my fault, etc. If you want company to stay over, you don't have to worry about a roommate getting/being in the way.

If you get involved in a relationship--that's different than having roommates.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Utah
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I prefer living alone. Had roommates throughout my 20s to save money. I'm a homebody so I prefer a quite night home with my dog than going out socially.

All five of my older siblings are married. I'm guessing my desire to live alone stems from never have alone time when I was younger, and rarely being the one making decisions.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I find it funny to see the attitudes here in the US about roommates vs. Europe.

In the multiple countries i've been to (Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, and Germany), every one of the people I stayed with (met via couchsurfing or were friends who were exchange students) had roommates. The group I stayed with in Brussels has a guy from Belgium, two from Paris and one from Venice.

To them, it was more of "Why would I want to spend more to live by myself when I can live with my friends all the time."

The group in Delft, NL we stayed with actually acted as a family unit. There was 6-7 of them living in the house (each had their own room) and each had their own responsibilities and whatnot.

Now I agree, once you hit a certain age (who knows, 28? 30?), that sure, getting your own place would be nice. But if I can spend $800 and get a studio vs spend $550 and split a 1800 sq foot house 3-ways, I'll take the house every time.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:19 PM
 
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After my last post, my landlord's gave me a 45 day notice to vacate because her parents would be moving into my unit. I moved in with friends and lasted for a total of 60 days there. Luckily I have the means to get my own place and moved out yesterday. I don't want to post about what happened there because it raises my blood pressure .
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:32 AM
 
Location: mainland but born oahu
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After my last post, my landlord's gave me a 45 day notice to vacate because her parents would be moving into my unit. I moved in with friends and lasted for a total of 60 days there. Luckily I have the means to get my own place and moved out yesterday. I don't want to post about what happened there because it raises my blood pressure .
Understandable, those nightmare roommate situations can raise the blood pressure of anyone. Ya u have my empathy
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Hellimore, MD
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I'd rather live alone. My one and only roommate experience ended up being a slap in the face. Never again.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I have a bedroom and bath which from tim to time I rent out. I can be very choosy about who moves in because unlike most landlords here I will accept a dog. I've had more problems with the dogs than with the roommates. Roommates come in handy if you want to leave for a few weeks and don't want to board the dog, which is generally a bad experience for them. The dog may miss me but she'd miss her home more.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Between West Chester and Chester, PA
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I've lived alone in a one bedroom apartment for a few years now. i love having my privacy and my own space.

i had roommates when i was younger but hated it.. but then again it was probably just the particular people that i lived with that made me hate it.

Is it weird to actually LIKE living alone? i'm afraid because i'm 34 and if i am ever in a relationship, i'm afraid i won't be able to adjust to living with someone else at this point.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with loving the fact you live alone. Despite what the social expectations are, just do your thing and follow your bliss, man.

I love having my own space.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:43 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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I lived with roommates throughout college and then into my late 20's. Usually in a big house. Had various mixtures of good/bad roommates.

But then it reached the point where the landlord was going to sell the house, so I found my own apartment. I realized it was the first time I truly had lived alone.

I still remember that first week in that apartment. One morning, I walked past the kitchen sink which was full of dishes and got irritated. Then I realized, it was ME who left them in there!!! It actually took a few seconds to realize that I had no one to blame but myself.

Ever since then, there is no way I could go back to roommates.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:51 PM
 
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