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Old 03-02-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Default Can/Could you live with a Roommate?

A friend of mines has been living with me since the fall, trying to save up for his wedding. Well he's getting married in 2 weeks. I'm happy to see him go. I mean, it was cool to have someone in here- but living with another guy is the worst thing in the world. Especially the bathroom.

I didn't do the college campus thing, so this was an experience for me- how do you deal with it?
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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A friend of mines has been living with me since the fall, trying to save up for his wedding. Well he's getting married in 2 weeks. I'm happy to see him go. I mean, it was cool to have someone in here- but living with another guy is the worst thing in the world. Especially the bathroom.

I didn't do the college campus thing, so this was an experience for me- how do you deal with it?
You only wait till your future wife moves in!

Nope, I can't do roommates. A few single women I know who bought houses fairly recently got roommates in order to free some funds. To me it's not worth having a house this way. If I can't afford a house alone, I'd rather be alone even in a studio!
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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My freshman year I had the typical horror story about roommate hell. The following year I roomed with a girl who would end up being one of my dearest friends, my childs godmother and after our year together in the dorms, we were eligible to live in the condo style dorms on campus and we roomed together the rest of our college "careers"...

We were very compatible, kept the same hours, had similar interests, had similar habits regarding studying, similar housekeeping styles and we truly enjoyed each others company. It was quite easy after having the looney tune roommate my freshman year!
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Philly
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You only wait till your future wife moves in!

Nope, I can't do roommates. A few single women I know who bought houses fairly recently got roommates in order to free some funds. To me it's not worth having a house this way. If I can't afford a house alone, I'd rather be alone even in a studio!
I think I'll have a better experience with her here. I already know she's going to take over the closet space and change my drab curtains and all, so in most respect I'm okay with it.

It was nice to have some extra funds coming in. I don't need it, but it helped. But you are right, having your own is priceless!!!
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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My freshman year I had the typical horror story about roommate hell. The following year I roomed with a girl who would end up being one of my dearest friends, my childs godmother and after our year together in the dorms, we were eligible to live in the condo style dorms on campus and we roomed together the rest of our college "careers"...

We were very compatible, kept the same hours, had similar interests, had similar habits regarding studying, similar housekeeping styles and we truly enjoyed each others company. It was quite easy after having the looney tune roommate my freshman year!
I had roommates (as in A room!) in college, too. It didn't bother me at the time, though... Of course, we were spending a lot of time with the BFs and one of my roommates was just priceless 'cause she was living with her BF and only kept this place to pull wool over her parents' eyes.

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I think I'll have a better experience with her here. I already know she's going to take over the closet space and change my drab curtains and all, so in most respect I'm okay with it.

It was nice to have some extra funds coming in. I don't need it, but it helped. But you are right, having your own is priceless!!!
You know, I've come to the conclusion apartments (particularly older ones; at least here) have more storage space than houses! My 2-BR apartment had a walk-in closet + 4 other closet. Even my 1-BR had a lot of space. None of the houses did, including my current one. It's 3/2, so it supposedly for a family... I've no room for anybody else's stuff in my closets!
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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Roommates were fine when I was younger and didn't make enough money to cover the rent. As soon as I could, I bought my own house. No roomies for me, since then. (Excluding hubby and kid of course!)
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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Only if it was Artsy.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Philly
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I had roommates (as in A room!) in college, too. It didn't bother me at the time, though... Of course, we were spending a lot of time with the BFs and one of my roommates was just priceless 'cause she was living with her BF and only kept this place to pull wool over her parents' eyes.



You know, I've come to the conclusion apartments (particularly older ones; at least here) have more storage space than houses! My 2-BR apartment had a walk-in closet + 4 other closet. Even my 1-BR had a lot of space. None of the houses did, including my current one. It's 3/2, so it supposedly for a family... I've no room for anybody else's stuff in my closets!

I have 2 deep closets in my bedroom. One is a walk-in. My house is older, I think the newer ones' closet space is probably a lot tighter.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Only if it was Artsy.
What are ya - the queen of the masochist tribe?!
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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I had roommates (as in A room!) in college, too. It didn't bother me at the time, though... Of course, we were spending a lot of time with the BFs and one of my roommates was just priceless 'cause she was living with her BF and only kept this place to pull wool over her parents' eyes.
My first roommate was severely mentally ill. By spring break her parents had to withdraw her from school for her "behavior" ...poor thing had a terrible eating disorder but then she would become quite violent and delusional, accusing profs of raping her, stalking her, trying to run her over in their cars, called 911 and told them the dorm was on fire and hundreds of folks were trapped...it was terrible. The other suite mates and I were afraid to go to sleep at night...she was later diagnosed schizophrenic.
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