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Old May 29th, 2013, 02:20 AM   #1
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What do you think about Roommate/sublet/apartment share situation?

What do you think about Roommate/sublet/apartment share situation?
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I would like to know what people think about roommate/sublet/apartment share situation. I'm used to roommate situation then I decided to move out and live in a 1 bedroom apartment. I've been living alone for quite a while now and I'm thinking of going back to my previous lifestyle and find a roommate. Weird, huh? but as a matter of fact, I'm giving away lots of furniture (some new) and some privacy to live with other people... Don't get me wrong, I have countless friends but I just can't live alone.. I think I'm gonna live with (a) roommate(s) til I graduate and maybe, just maybe, by then I'd love to have a more private life!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 06:01 AM   #2
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I don't mind as long as my roommates are girls.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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If you prefer being in a company rather then by yourself, then that's just part of your character. From what I can tell from your post, you prefer the company. I'd say go for it.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 03:12 AM   #4
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I don't mind as long as my roommates are girls.
I had lived with males and females.. I don't really mind!

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If you prefer being in a company rather then by yourself, then that's just part of your character. From what I can tell from your post, you prefer the company. I'd say go for it.
true.. but i got a lot of weird reactions from people! my current 1-bedroom apartment is always jam-packed with people hanging out/sleeping over especially on weekends.. in fact I have 1 queen size bed, 2 extra memory foam mattresses and 1 futton.. LOL..
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Old May 30th, 2013, 02:04 PM   #5
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I don't mind to be honest, as long as I don't share with someone I can't get along with.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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Don't think I can share with anybody, me and my lady don't even live together, at least most of the time. I want my own space to do whatever I want without having to concern the others.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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Don't think I can share with anybody, me and my lady don't even live together, at least most of the time. I want my own space to do whatever I want without having to concern the others.
This is pretty much me too. I was raised as an only child, and I'm used to being by myself and doing things by myself. When I was younger and had roommates because I was just starting out in life, they found it a bit unnerving. I was always getting kicked out as a roommate. I wouldn't mind living with a domestic partner though, somebody I was in love with and who I believe is in love with me.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:03 PM   #8
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my case is the total opposite. When my parents moved from the city to the country, I started living in a roommate situation and hd gotten used to it, way before that, I shared room with my brother and up to now, although I tried for a year, I still can't get used to living alone!
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I always maintain that living separately would make any relationship between the people last much longer than living together. The simplest example is don't you find you'd love your mum more when you don't see her for a week?
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Old June 1st, 2013, 10:14 PM   #10
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that's why I would never want to have a roommate, unless it's temporarily, in emergency cases.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 07:15 AM   #11
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It's also a personality issue. Extroverts need people around them to feel at ease, introverts prefer being by themselves. I'm perfectly comfortable being the latter, which is why I have no problem being around people, but when having the choice I'd rather be on my own.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 02:20 AM   #12
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i'e also heard horror stories about roommate situations, i personally have been into some awkward roommate situation but i'm still totally fine with it.. i can simply let go of things that happened but i make sure bad things don't happen twice coz that would be stupidity.. i consider my roommates my extended family. I go home to my parents every weekend.. i want zen and quiet, i go to my parents' house, otherwise, my life revolves around people.. i'm staying in my apartment for a couple of months til my lease is over then I'll find a roommate.. i can't wait
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Old June 6th, 2013, 02:42 AM   #13
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I think the main advantage to live with the people is to be able to share the rent, hydro bill, foods and other expenses. But the problem is would you ask your roomate to go to the movies for a few hours when you are bringing your girl friend home few times a week?
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i'm not in a relationship right now, but i previously had no problem having my girlfriend and my roommates around at the same time.. not that i'm assuming my future girlfriend and/or roommates are gonna be okay with it but I am born with a talent of getting around just about any situations.. If there's a will, there's a way, they say!
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I would live with a friend, but wouldn't be too keen on living with a stranger
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Old June 18th, 2013, 12:02 PM   #16
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It's also a personality issue. Extroverts need people around them to feel at ease, introverts prefer being by themselves. I'm perfectly comfortable being the latter, which is why I have no problem being around people, but when having the choice I'd rather be on my own.
I am kind of an introvert, but I really like having people around me. Right now I live alone, bit the apartment feels dead. There is no life in it.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #17
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Have you considered a dog or cat?
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Welll, yes, but it wouldn't be the same and unfortunately I don't have enough time for pets.
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speaking of pets, i play with my friends' and my neighbors' pets.. for some reason animals love me! and i love them too.. but i'd rather have no pets, i find the responsibility of having one the same as that of having a kid.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #20
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Some of my friends in Chicago who had pets complained it's was their 3rd largest expense because they all had busy schedules and they found themselves paying for dog walkers. Also somehow I don't believe dogs are happy in an apartments, they belong in the open, really.
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