Is Craiglist a nice place to find a roommate?

  • jova

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    Sep 11, 2010 7:10 PM GMT
    Hi, I'm going to move soon in Boston.

    Is Craiglist a nice place to find a roommate?

    What's the other website where I could find roomates?

    If you know potential roommates please let me a contact.

    Thanks

  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Sep 11, 2010 7:11 PM GMT
    yeah for sure then even kill you
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    Sep 11, 2010 7:12 PM GMT
    That's where I found mine, but you better screen them very very carefully. Have a written month-to-month agreement, etc.
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    Sep 11, 2010 7:51 PM GMT
    I found my roommates on Craigslist when I moved to San Francisco. I just looked in the Rooms/Shared section under Housing.

    My first place was alright. We all were University students and stuck to ourselves, we never really hung out with each other, due to not having much in common.

    The second place I found on CL was my favorite though. I moved in with 3 Thai people. My roommate was gay, and super funny and nice. He would cook me breakfast all the time. My other roommate was straight and cool, and would always offer me beer. And my other roommate was an older woman, who would clean the apartment, and once a week would cook the whole house dinner (curry, soup, Korean BBQ, even crab!). It was amazing! One of the best living situations I've been in, but I had to leave when the older woman's niece wanted to move in. She was so nice I had to say yes.

    After that I found a place on CL with two straight Indian people. They were really nice, and one would cook me chai in the morning, which was so delicious, and the other would sometimes cook dinner, which wasn't bad. We never really hung out, but got along well.

    I suppose you might get lucky too and meet some really cool people. You can even do a search, and find someone posting a room mentioning that they are LGBT friendly, which is nice. When you're seeing the place, ask a lot of questions about what they do for fun, if they're home a lot, if they cook, etc. If when you're seeing the place, they're really nice to you, make some jokes, laugh, and make you feel like you're at home already, that's the place you want to live. icon_smile.gif

    Good luck!

    As far as other places you can find on the internet, you might have luck looking at university websites, sometimes they offer free postings of housing, that is offcampus, and technically you don't even have to be a student. Anyway, good luck!
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    Sep 11, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    I don't think 'nice' is an operative word for anything Craigslist.
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    Sep 11, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    It's called the Dregslist for a reason.
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    Sep 11, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    I moved to Portland three months ago and have been subletting a place until my boyfriend gets here October 1st. I met my current roommate through CraigsList and he has been a blast.

    I would not make arrangements to live with someone without meeting them. Your profile doesn't say where you are moving from, but if it is possible it would be well worth the trip out there.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 11, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    Back when I had roommates, I met 3 different ones over the course of 4 years -- all great quality cool people -- so I would say YES. Just screen heavily over the phone or via email before you agree to meet anyone.
  • ImUrSuprman05

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    Sep 11, 2010 11:56 PM GMT
    So my last place I met my two roommates there off of CL. One was awesome, the other was a complete dick. Nasty, lazy, didn't pay rent on time. Completely horrible. The one awesome roommate I had and I moved out as soon as our lease was up and now we live together and everything is great.

    My boyfriend has the same deal going on - one roomie is good, the other is a complete bitch.

    So, its all in the luck of the draw I think.
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    Sep 12, 2010 12:26 AM GMT
    Yeah... just hide the cleaver and unplug the freezer.
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    Sep 12, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    I found my old roommate from Phoenix on Craigslist. He was the best roommate I ever found. I miss him dearly.
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 12, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    I found two roommates on Craigslist when I still lived in Montreal. There was a large response to the ad I put up, so me and my other roommate interviewed everyone, showed them the room, asked them a lot of questions, and picked the two people we liked the best. They were two of the coolest people I've ever had the chance to live with. So be careful, trust your gut, but be optimistic. It's not just the "dregs" on that site.
  • jova

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    Sep 12, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    Thanks all, so i will change my question, is anyone could provide house for me the time I find a roommate in Boston? icon_biggrin.gif
  • Timbales

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    Sep 12, 2010 6:07 PM GMT