books with lunch

5 Topics to Discuss with a Potential Roommate

Topics to Discuss with Potential Roommate

You don’t really know people until you live with them. These five topics will help you determine, beforehand, whether a potential roommate will be a good fit for you.

Cleaning

Many people are okay, and sometimes don’t even notice, living in a mess they’ve made themselves. Dishes could be stacked to the ceiling, the floors unswept for days. But you won’t notice at all if you’re never home or if you play video games constantly. Living with another person can really open your eyes to some of your messiest habits. Ask your potential roommate what he/she thinks a clean home looks like.

Allergies

Do you spread peanut butter all over your countertop by using it as a plate for your peanut butter sandwich? Do you have cats? Now is the time to understand if your potential roommate has allergies and what kinds of changes in lifestyle it might entail for you.

Typical Schedule

If you work early hours, you probably won’t enjoy the company of a roommate who parties all night with Call of Duty. You probably won’t like his nightly guitar practices, either. Ask about your potential roommate’s typical week and weekend. You might be surprised. And, if you’re not, so much the better.

Visitors

Whether you are introverted and remain aloof for large portions of the day, or extroverted and enjoy the company of many people, the type of people you enjoy hanging out with might not be the type of people your potential roommate socializes with. Ask your potential roommate how often guests will stop by.

Sharing

Will you split the food bill? Will your Ramen be his Ramen? These are things you should decide beforehand. If you don’t want to share your things with your roommate, let that be known. But don’t wait until move-in day. Set expectations at your initial meeting.

The post 5 Topics to Discuss with a Potential Roommate appeared first on Apartments For Us.

[gravityform id="7" title=false name="The Retreat (PopUp)"]
<div class='gf_browser_unknown gform_wrapper' id='gform_wrapper_7' ><form method='post' enctype='multipart/form-data' id='gform_7' action='/5-topics-to-discuss-with-a-potential-roommate/'> <div class='gform_heading'> <span class='gform_description'></span> </div> <div class='gform_body'><ul id='gform_fields_7' class='gform_fields top_label form_sublabel_below description_below'><li id='field_7_1' class='gfield gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label gfield_label_before_complex' >Name<span class='gfield_required'>*</span></label><div class='ginput_complex ginput_container no_prefix has_first_name no_middle_name has_last_name no_suffix gf_name_has_2 ginput_container_name' id='input_7_1'> <span id='input_7_1_3_container' class='name_first' > <input type='text' name='input_1.3' id='input_7_1_3' value='' aria-label='First name' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <label for='input_7_1_3' >First</label> </span> <span id='input_7_1_6_container' class='name_last' > <input type='text' name='input_1.6' id='input_7_1_6' value='' aria-label='Last name' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <label for='input_7_1_6' >Last</label> </span> <div class='gf_clear gf_clear_complex'></div> </div></li><li id='field_7_2' class='gfield gf_left_half gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_7_2' >Email<span class='gfield_required'>*</span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_email'> <input name='input_2' id='input_7_2' type='text' value='' class='medium' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> </div></li><li id='field_7_3' class='gfield gf_right_half gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_7_3' >Phone<span class='gfield_required'>*</span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_phone'><input name='input_3' id='input_7_3' type='text' value='' class='medium' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /></div></li><li id='field_7_5' class='gfield gf_list_3col field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' >What Is Your Preferred Method Of Contact?</label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_radio'><ul class='gfield_radio' id='input_7_5'><li class='gchoice_7_5_0'><input name='input_5' type='radio' value='Phone Call' checked='checked' id='choice_7_5_0' /><label for='choice_7_5_0' id='label_7_5_0'>Phone Call</label></li><li class='gchoice_7_5_1'><input name='input_5' type='radio' value='Text' id='choice_7_5_1' /><label for='choice_7_5_1' id='label_7_5_1'>Text</label></li><li class='gchoice_7_5_2'><input name='input_5' type='radio' value='Email' id='choice_7_5_2' /><label for='choice_7_5_2' id='label_7_5_2'>Email</label></li></ul></div></li><li id='field_7_6' class='gfield gf_list_2col field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' >Can We Connect With You Via Text?</label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_radio'><ul class='gfield_radio' id='input_7_6'><li class='gchoice_7_6_0'><input name='input_6' type='radio' value='Yes' checked='checked' id='choice_7_6_0' /><label for='choice_7_6_0' id='label_7_6_0'>Yes</label></li><li class='gchoice_7_6_1'><input name='input_6' type='radio' value='No' id='choice_7_6_1' /><label for='choice_7_6_1' id='label_7_6_1'>No</label></li></ul></div></li><li id='field_7_4' class='gfield field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_7_4' >Anything Specific You Are Looking For?</label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_textarea'><textarea name='input_4' id='input_7_4' class='textarea medium' aria-invalid="false" rows='10' cols='50'></textarea></div></li><li id='field_7_7' class='gfield field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_7_7' >CAPTCHA</label><div id='input_7_7' class='ginput_container ginput_recaptcha' data-sitekey='6Le3JbgUAAAAAAbRtR6Q81DamF6hf4ClzHPawiX2' data-theme='light' data-tabindex='0' data-badge=''></div></li> </ul></div> <div class='gform_footer top_label'> <input type='submit' id='gform_submit_button_7' class='gform_button button' value='Submit' onclick='if(window["gf_submitting_7"]){return false;} window["gf_submitting_7"]=true; ' onkeypress='if( event.keyCode == 13 ){ if(window["gf_submitting_7"]){return false;} window["gf_submitting_7"]=true; jQuery("#gform_7").trigger("submit",[true]); }' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='is_submit_7' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_submit' value='7' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_unique_id' value='' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='state_7' value='WyJbXSIsIjQ4NjEyMjRlMzc1MDlhZjk2Y2E4YzgwNzAzY2I0YTRjIl0=' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_target_page_number_7' id='gform_target_page_number_7' value='0' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_source_page_number_7' id='gform_source_page_number_7' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' name='gform_field_values' value='' /> </div> </form> </div><script type='text/javascript'> jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_render', function(event, formId, currentPage){if(formId == 7) {jQuery('#input_7_3').mask('(999) 999-9999').bind('keypress', function(e){if(e.which == 13){jQuery(this).blur();} } );} } );jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_conditional_logic', function(event, formId, fields, isInit){} );</script><script type='text/javascript'> jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery(document).trigger('gform_post_render', [7, 1]) } ); </script>
[gravityform id="7" title=false name="Email The Retreat (PopUp)"]
<div class='gf_browser_unknown gform_wrapper' id='gform_wrapper_7' ><form method='post' enctype='multipart/form-data' id='gform_7' action='/5-topics-to-discuss-with-a-potential-roommate/'> <div class='gform_heading'> <span class='gform_description'></span> </div> <div class='gform_body'><ul id='gform_fields_7' class='gform_fields top_label form_sublabel_below description_below'><li id='field_7_1' class='gfield gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label gfield_label_before_complex' >Name<span class='gfield_required'>*</span></label><div class='ginput_complex ginput_container no_prefix has_first_name no_middle_name has_last_name no_suffix gf_name_has_2 ginput_container_name' id='input_7_1'> <span id='input_7_1_3_container' class='name_first' > <input type='text' name='input_1.3' id='input_7_1_3' value='' aria-label='First name' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <label for='input_7_1_3' >First</label> </span> <span id='input_7_1_6_container' class='name_last' > <input type='text' name='input_1.6' id='input_7_1_6' value='' aria-label='Last name' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> <label for='input_7_1_6' >Last</label> </span> <div class='gf_clear gf_clear_complex'></div> </div></li><li id='field_7_2' class='gfield gf_left_half gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_7_2' >Email<span class='gfield_required'>*</span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_email'> <input name='input_2' id='input_7_2' type='text' value='' class='medium' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> </div></li><li id='field_7_3' class='gfield gf_right_half gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_7_3' >Phone<span class='gfield_required'>*</span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_phone'><input name='input_3' id='input_7_3' type='text' value='' class='medium' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /></div></li><li id='field_7_5' class='gfield gf_list_3col field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' >What Is Your Preferred Method Of Contact?</label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_radio'><ul class='gfield_radio' id='input_7_5'><li class='gchoice_7_5_0'><input name='input_5' type='radio' value='Phone Call' checked='checked' id='choice_7_5_0' /><label for='choice_7_5_0' id='label_7_5_0'>Phone Call</label></li><li class='gchoice_7_5_1'><input name='input_5' type='radio' value='Text' id='choice_7_5_1' /><label for='choice_7_5_1' id='label_7_5_1'>Text</label></li><li class='gchoice_7_5_2'><input name='input_5' type='radio' value='Email' id='choice_7_5_2' /><label for='choice_7_5_2' id='label_7_5_2'>Email</label></li></ul></div></li><li id='field_7_6' class='gfield gf_list_2col field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' >Can We Connect With You Via Text?</label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_radio'><ul class='gfield_radio' id='input_7_6'><li class='gchoice_7_6_0'><input name='input_6' type='radio' value='Yes' checked='checked' id='choice_7_6_0' /><label for='choice_7_6_0' id='label_7_6_0'>Yes</label></li><li class='gchoice_7_6_1'><input name='input_6' type='radio' value='No' id='choice_7_6_1' /><label for='choice_7_6_1' id='label_7_6_1'>No</label></li></ul></div></li><li id='field_7_4' class='gfield field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_7_4' >Anything Specific You Are Looking For?</label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_textarea'><textarea name='input_4' id='input_7_4' class='textarea medium' aria-invalid="false" rows='10' cols='50'></textarea></div></li><li id='field_7_7' class='gfield field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_7_7' >CAPTCHA</label><div id='input_7_7' class='ginput_container ginput_recaptcha' data-sitekey='6Le3JbgUAAAAAAbRtR6Q81DamF6hf4ClzHPawiX2' data-theme='light' data-tabindex='0' data-badge=''></div></li> </ul></div> <div class='gform_footer top_label'> <input type='submit' id='gform_submit_button_7' class='gform_button button' value='Submit' onclick='if(window["gf_submitting_7"]){return false;} window["gf_submitting_7"]=true; ' onkeypress='if( event.keyCode == 13 ){ if(window["gf_submitting_7"]){return false;} window["gf_submitting_7"]=true; jQuery("#gform_7").trigger("submit",[true]); }' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='is_submit_7' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_submit' value='7' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_unique_id' value='' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='state_7' value='WyJbXSIsIjQ4NjEyMjRlMzc1MDlhZjk2Y2E4YzgwNzAzY2I0YTRjIl0=' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_target_page_number_7' id='gform_target_page_number_7' value='0' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_source_page_number_7' id='gform_source_page_number_7' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' name='gform_field_values' value='' /> </div> </form> </div><script type='text/javascript'> jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_render', function(event, formId, currentPage){if(formId == 7) {jQuery('#input_7_3').mask('(999) 999-9999').bind('keypress', function(e){if(e.which == 13){jQuery(this).blur();} } );} } );jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_conditional_logic', function(event, formId, fields, isInit){} );</script><script type='text/javascript'> jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery(document).trigger('gform_post_render', [7, 1]) } ); </script>