Dating my roommate
Dating my roommate
After all, living with someone who’s not your Significant Other is far different than living with your Significant Other – even if they’re the same person.
When living together it’s really easy to just stay in all the time but getting to know someone means you need to spend time alone just the two of you (unless you’re into that kind of thing).
Much like if someone were absent-mindedly walking into the path of an on-rushing bus, if I found out a friend were considering dating a roommate, I would sprint, dive and pull him or her out of harm’s way. Here’s why: Sometimes it’s clear you’re both on the same page. Normally, were this person not your roommate, I’d say, go ahead, put yourself out there. If you’d gone on a first or second date with someone (even someone you’d known previously), would you then want to live with him or her? like, right away share a home, after your first date? Yet, if you date your roommate, that’s exactly what will happen.
After a date, you may want to call your friend and gab about how it went …
Prepare to be mercilessly third-wheeled and interrupted, especially during “alone time” by someone wanting to borrow the PS4 controller. No need to stress about pulling on a night out If you dance like an idiot, don’t worry!
You’ll always have someone to go home with regardless of the shapes you cut.
Think how annoyed you got living with siblings or naggy parents. You’ll find out about all the things they do that would probably have been kept secret until a year into a normal relationship, like how many days they’ll wear the same pair of pants for or how often they masturbate.
If sharing a pleasant evening in with a mouth-watering microwave meal and a bottle of Aldi’s “white wine” isn’t already romantic enough for you, other housemates around the table talking about their post-kebab shag last night will really top off that ‘love is in the air’ atmosphere you were aiming for.Or, what to do when you break up with your significant other before your lease ends?So yes, relationships and apartments intersect, though there’s one thing that we’ve not discussed, that we get some queries about: What happens when you fall for one of your roommates? My advice is – and you’re not going to like this – don’t do it. hmmm, if he or she’s not interested (and if you really can’t tell, that’s probably the case), then that’s a pretty big matzo ball you’ve got hanging out there. So look forward to awkwardness and feeling uncomfortable in your own home until your lease expires.It’s inevitable, and it will make it harder for you to get some space and adjust to your new romantic relationship.Not to get too parental here, but how realistic is it that the relationship will last more than a few weeks?But seriously, going out for dinner or coffee or just for walks is a really nice change and a way to double check how compatible you actually are.