Finding the right roommate can make all the difference when it comes to your living situation. For instance, living with someone who is like-minded, has a similar sleep schedule, and shares some of your tastes for interior decoration may save you from a few headaches down the road. But, if you aren’t already taking advantage of our roommate matching services, finding a new roommate can be tiresome and might take you some time. To help you in your search, here are some good questions to ask a potential roommate.
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What Do You Like To Do For Fun?
First things first — break the ice with a light-hearted question. Find out what they do in their spare time. If it is something you both enjoy doing, then you might have just found a new friend.
What Classes Are You Taking?
Naturally, you may want to ask about their degree and classes. What they study might give you an idea of what interests them and what you have in common.
Are You A Morning Person Or A Night Owl?
Now it’s time to get to more pressing questions. If they are a light sleeper with a schedule opposite to yours, you might want to work out an agreement or reconsider living together.
Do You Have Any Pets?
If either one of you is allergic, you might want to reconsider living together. Similarly, if you’re both bringing pets, make sure to acquaint them with each other ahead of move-in day.
How Picky Are You With Cleaning?
Cleanliness is a common point of contention between roommates. If they are lax about cleaning but you prefer to keep everything neat, you’re both likely to drive each other crazy.
What Do You Like The AC Set At?
Instead of arguing over the electric bill months from now, find out how cold or warm they prefer the apartment to be. If money is tight, don’t change the temperature much and spare your wallet.
How Do You Feel About Guests?
If either of one of you has a romantic partner or frequent guests, it’s best to let the other one know ahead of time — especially if they value their privacy.
Do You Have Any Pet Peeves I Should Know Of?
Maybe they go crazy over talking with a mouth full of food. It’s hard to narrow down every pet peeve, but this will give you an idea of what they’re willing to put up with and how picky they are.
What Are You Looking For In A Roommate?
If they’re looking for a study buddy and you want a friend to party with, neither of you is going to be happy. If they’re looking for a roommate that doesn’t really align with who you are, be honest.
Anything Else I Should Know About You?
Give them a chance to speak freely about anything that’s on their mind and make sure to pay attention. Demonstrating courtesy and sympathy early on is key to living peacefully.
Looking for the best student apartments near UGA to live with roommates? Look no further than The Ridge! With plenty of resort-style amenities and spacious floor plans to choose from, you can rest assured you’ll find something both you and your roommates will enjoy.