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blackbootz  ·  212 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2017

Vetting roommates currently. I settle on my house in 9 days, and I'm trying to decide whether to shack up with someone who shares values (stimulating conversations, physical activity, a wee bit of partying) or a quiet someone who pays rent and I don't interact with much.

Maybe for the first time around, I go with the latter. There's a religious guy who is interested and who's nice and quiet would probably fit the bill. I could always change it up later.

In NYC right for spring break. Beautiful outside! Gonna spend the day thrift store shopping.

lil  ·  212 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Go for shared values. Advertise by saying what your values are. Screen, and then screen some more.

I share my house with four young women ages 25-30 -- oh bootzie - I could go on.

Also seriously check references.

lil  ·  212 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Cell phone writing will keep this shorter than thoughtful. Shared values create the possibility of respectful friendship even though you are also the landlord. Respect might lead to more openness and fewer assumptions.

Think carefully about your lease agreement.

More later via pm.

lil  ·  212 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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blackbootz  ·  212 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do go on! Tell me what it's like living in a full house. Do they share similar values with you?

lil  ·  211 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Did you see my pm?

goobster  ·  212 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This is still the best way to interview a new housemate:

steve  ·  211 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Holy cow.... It's been years since I've watched this.... it's time! Thanks!

kleinbl00  ·  212 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Everything Lil said. Also run credit reports and check references. Bad roommates are an amazing drag. They sell your shit for smack and stuff.