Topic: Looking for a Roommate?

The College Roommate Search Has Gone Social!

The College Roommate Search Has Gone Social!

June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s no surprise that college students are turning to social media to find their future roommates. After all, teens and young adults are constantly plugged into social networks, and they tend to prefer social media as their primary form of communication. Utilizing social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to find a college roommate […]

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How to Use Social Media to Find a College Roommate

March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Giving students more control over their living situations results in fewer conflicts. [1] Social media connects billions of people from all over the world, so why not use it to find your college roommate?   Facebook™ Check with the college to see if there’s a Facebook group for incoming students. [1] Post a status update […]

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Where can I find roommates?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Looking for roommates can be a real challenge. While it might be tempting to just split the bill and go your own separate ways, that isn’t how things usually go. Here are some good places to begin your search: •    Your friends and family. If you can live with someone you already know than you […]

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What are the basic things I’ll need to keep in mind when looking for a roommate?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Coming up with a roommate search checklist can be a great idea for knowing what you can and can’t handle. Set some criteria for yourself and stick to it when looking for someone to share your space. Anything can go on the list, but make sure to include the following basics to narrow down the […]

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What are some personality issues to consider when choosing roommates?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

By the very nature of the relationship, roommates should get along with one another. Finding this type of relationship often means looking at some things to see if you are both on the same page prior to cementing the relationship. Here are things you should most likely have in common in terms of personality: Temperament. […]

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What are some guidelines for college roommates?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Are there rules for college roommates? Not really, but there should be sometimes! Here are some time-tested tips for being the best roommate you can be while away at school: Talk to each other. Make sure resentments don’t build up. Fights can happen that way. Have respect for the other person’s things. Don’t borrow without […]

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How can I tell if a roommate shares my views on cleaning?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Find a roommate you like and all is well. Find one you don’t, and life becomes very difficult. One of the biggest problems people have is cleaning. If you can match this item, life with a roommate will be far more pleasant. Ask some of the following questions to determine if you are both on […]

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How can I resolve conflict with a roommate?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fighting is no fun, but it does happen and roommates will need to know how to resolve any conflicts that arise. Having a plan for this type of situation is a good thing. Here are some ways to make peace and find your way back to a good relationship again: Talk about the division of […]

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What should be included in a roommate agreement?

April 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Drafting a roommate agreement can save roommates from having serious issues or problems with one another. Not only does it require communication, but it can help resolve any disagreements if they come up. Issues that should be covered include: Each person’s share of the rent, utilities and how much they contributed to the security deposit. […]

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What information should you consider sharing with a potential roommate?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

When you are actively on a roommate search, you can forget to put yourself out there for the other person to get to know a bit. Letting potential roommates know who you are should be part of the process. Here are some things to consider sharing when you are talking seriously with someone about sharing […]

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