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Questions to Ask When You Are Screening a Potential Roommate

Last updated 4 years ago

Before moving in with someone, it is important to take the time to determine whether or not you are compatible. Screening a potential roommate will help you both decide if you can enjoy a comfortable living arrangement. Be sure to ask the following questions to ensure that you make a good roommate pairing.

Are You Neat or Messy?
If you are a very clean person, living with a messy person can cause a lot of problems. You want to make sure you are on the same page about cleanliness before you move in to avoid unnecessary issues. If you are a messy person, you should discuss it with the other person just to see whether or not that would be an issue for them.

Are You Quiet or Sociable?
Narrow down your selection by finding someone who complements your personality. If you like to keep to yourself and stay at home, you might not want to live with someone who likes to have people over. If you are more on the social side, however, you may not want to find a roommate that likes to stay secluded in the quiet of his or her own room.

Do You Have or Want Any Pets?
Pets could also be a big issue for new roommates if you do not talk about it before you agree to live together. Ask whether or not a potential roommate has pets or might get them in the future and discuss your feeling on animals. Being honest about your wants and expectations helps everyone enjoy a quality living arrangement.

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