Advice on Choosing a Roommate


As you look for a roommate, take time to compare your personality traits and lifestyles.

Discuss your living habits and past living experiences. Talk about what each of you expects in a roommate relationship. This partnership should be one which compliments both parties.

Consider and discuss these thingsā€¦

  • Sharing arrangements for food, phone and Internet
  • Sharing arrangements for cleaning and tidiness
  • Personal habits and needs
  • Loaning and borrowing personal property
  • Smoking, drugs and alcohol use
  • Entertainment and guests
  • Music and television
  • Personality traits and communication patterns