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Dating your Roommate?
Is Someone Your Roommate Dated Definitely Off Limits? An Expert Explains
As a result, I expect the man that I date to have it together too. It demonstrates his independence. I earn my own money and pay my own bills and I expect the same in a partner. It tells me that we share that really important quality of self-sufficiency and it makes me immediately interested in him. Many people live at home or with a roommate until they save or make enough money to get their own place because of the high cost of living in many cities. The frat houses I encountered in college have left me revolted at the sight of a group of men that live together. In my opinion, there are few things more annoying than a bunch of dudes who live together in a dirty, sloppy, musty, man-smell-infused home with game consoles and big screen televisions all over the place and a refrigerator only full of beer.
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One of the most important ways for dealing with a crush on your roommate is to be sure to know your boundaries. Be sure to keep emotional boundaries set as well, such as not getting too emotionally intimate with him, which will only cause tons of issues that make the problem harder to deal with. This can be tough, especially if you hate his significant other, but try your best to be respectful of your roommate, his girlfriend and their relationship. Do you want to be the person that stirs up trouble or causes a breakup that could lead to a reunion later? Sleep with your door shut, and try to segregate yourself as much as possible.
They also still live together, with two other roommates on top of that — not the ideal situation for a budding relationship. These two have encountered some bumps this season, but the fan-favorite coupling just seems to get stronger with every episode. So we took a closer look, and found the best examples of how to deal with suddenly finding yourself dating a person you happen to already live with — you never know if it'll happen to you. We're using cookies to improve your experience.