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Old 01-03-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: USA
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Default Just wondering, Guys living together after a certain age?

My brother recently moved into a new building. There are two guys who are at least over 35, maybe 40, livng together a couple of doors down. I don't know and I don't really care what their situation is but I was just wondering if this is more common than I'm aware? They seem to be employed and it's not NYC or anything where the rent's really high. I know my brother moved out to finally be away from roommates. In my neighborhood there are women who've lived in a house together for more than 20 years but as far as I know they're good friends. It just seems more acceptable for women than for men.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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Depends. Do they have separate bedrooms? Or can you hear lots of Barbra Streisand wafting down the hallway?

But you're right. It's more socially acceptable for women to roommate than men. Don't ask me why.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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I think it's pretty common. When I was a single mom living in an apartment and two men (early 40's) moved in downstairs, I wondered about them. Turns out one was a divorced dad paying child support for 3 kids and the other just trying to put some money away. I actually dated one of them for a short time. They stayed about 2 years and then both bought their own homes.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Between Philadelphia and Allentown, PA
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LOL, if you're not concerned, then why are you asking?? (JUST teasing). I have known plenty of men who have male roommates and they get along fine and it works out sometimes for years... no different then women sharing a place.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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My brother recently moved into a new building. There are two guys who are at least over 35, maybe 40, livng together a couple of doors down. I don't know and I don't really care what their situation is but I was just wondering if this is more common than I'm aware? They seem to be employed and it's not NYC or anything where the rent's really high. I know my brother moved out to finally be away from roommates. In my neighborhood there are women who've lived in a house together for more than 20 years but as far as I know they're good friends. It just seems more acceptable for women than for men.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Two, or even up to four guys living together, is not unusual in some cases. If they aren't married, why not? What's the problem? Some of them have a blast and it is a hoot, like almost everyday at that house. I know some plumbers and electricians that live together while they fix up a house and sell it when it's done. Only to move onto the next. If they don't have "the eye", I wouldn't think twice about it!
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Guys live together just like in "the odd couple".
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My brother recently moved into a new building. There are two guys who are at least over 35, maybe 40, livng together a couple of doors down. I don't know and I don't really care what their situation is but I was just wondering if this is more common than I'm aware? They seem to be employed and it's not NYC or anything where the rent's really high. I know my brother moved out to finally be away from roommates. In my neighborhood there are women who've lived in a house together for more than 20 years but as far as I know they're good friends. It just seems more acceptable for women than for men.
Love ya kid, but what a silly question, at least from my perspective...

You just can't win these days I guess...

If the guy was living with a female, it would be fornication in other peoples minds...or as Dr Laura puts it 'Shacking up'...

And if two males live together...they might be gay 'hush hush'...wow...

How about plain old fashion economic reasons...to save money and the fact that they just get alone...

I can't even believe this is news anymore...
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I had to give a guy the boot not too long ago... I should have bailed as soon as I learned he had roommates (he was 41). Outside of dating, I wouldn't care.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I had to give a guy the boot not too long ago... I should have bailed as soon as I learned he had roommates (he was 41). Outside of dating, I wouldn't care.
You dumped a guy for having roommates? In NYC?
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Not at all unheard of here (although generally the roommates taper off around 30ish). But then, the rent is rather expensive in this area.

Some people just don't like to live alone, maybe? I would be lonely that way.
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