mizu5 saidSO my best friend and I go to UBC, in Vancouver. We grew up in Toronto. Known each other 7 years.
Tomorrow at 730 am we fly out to vancouver, to move in together, and never come back here.
SO tell me stories, good ones, bad ones. whatever. Any hints? tricks? Living with a bestfreind or roommate? Looking for apartments? give me life lessons boys, for I am 20 and need the wisdom of those who came before. And because I don't wanna fuck shit up too bad.
So hit me with your knowledge baby ; D
I've lived with a few friends over the years, and when it worked out (which was most of the time, fortunately) we became extremely close, closer than family almost.
Girls tend to want to control the space, even if they are relaxed about cleanliness and that sort of thing, they tend to want things their way, so as the guy you are more likely to have to be flexible and give in to that. But thats a generalization, that might not be true in your case. It just happened to be true in mine. Fortunately I dont give a shit if that chair goes in that corner or the other one, for example.
Its good to be conscious of the fact that bitchiness can happen and dont take it personally. She may just need some space, and its not you, its her.
If you are looking for apartments in Vancouver the thing I've found that works best is simply picking the area you want to live in and walk up and down the streets calling numbers on the building if they say vacancy. That way you are looking purpose-built apartments only. So many of the ads in craigslist and the like are people with investment condos, and if you rent a condo then not only are dealing with your landlord, you are dealing with a strata council, and EVERY strata council in Van has an old coot with too much time on his/her hands. I would avoid that situation. There's plenty to rent around here despite what people think, you just have to go physically look for it, rather than looking for it online.
Just some ideas...hope that helps....