Dating a roommate

He’s a guy around my age in the tech industry and is pretty cute. The pretty, eager girl moves to the big city and finds her dream apartment, but then, oh no, her roommate is a hottie with a body!! Love is weird and rude and inconvenient and doesn’t much care for rules and practicality.I kinda want to give him a hard time about it because I have a dark sense of humor and think it’s hilarious that we matched and are now stuck together in a lease. Be honest, be kind, and try to build a nice open communication that’ll serve you as roommates, lovers, or ghost busters. You have to figure out shower schedules, toilet paper preferences, and who’s going to get sacrificed if the ghost who owned the place before you comes back for revenge as they’re known to do. You guys can makeout all the time and then order Thai food. I won’t even go to my favorite bar because I’m worried about running into my ex, I can’t imagine not being able to go to the fridge. Moving in with a new roommate is hard enough without also dealing with sexual undertones.The Dublin Roommates Meetup was created to try and change some of this.

The reason I'm engaging in this "chit chat, get a number, rinse, repeat" song and dance on a Tuesday night was not to to "cuff a winter boo", as Cardi B has so succinctly put it.If you've ever been on the lookout for a spare room in a big city, you can probably relate to what a pain it can be: Competition is fierce, everyone is game to commit, and openings get taken in the blink of an eye.I was unhappy with the location of my apartment and roommates: Having decided to relocate to London on a whim and made the the international move within the span of three weeks, I secured a place in a haste and committed to the first normal-looking place I found and saw on Spareroom. You can buy a beanbag chair and immediately regret it without anyone saying “I told you so”. But when couples decide to move in together, it usually comes after a period of getting to know each other from the comfort and safety of separate spaces. And even if it does work out, and you guys are awesome together, you’ll still end up compromising a lot of the great things that come with living on your own for the first time. You can go out whenever you want, go dancing or drinking or for a little solo brunch session and not have to worry about letting anybody know when you’ll be back. and eat cake for dinner every night and never have to explain why you’re not using a fork.

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