Question about roommates

  • monstapex

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    Mar 25, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    Would you have a roommate who is a lot older than you as long he pays his share?
  • TheBizMan

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    Mar 25, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
    No I don't think so. I'd rather have more in common with my room mates than simply a place to live. That's not to say that an older man might be interesting.. but I don't know how much hanging out we'd do.
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    Mar 25, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
    Probably not.

    My current roommate and I are both in college, go to the same gym, have a lot of the same friends, watch the same shows on tv. . Etc. We have a lot in common and get each other really well, I assume it's because we're the same age. Makes everything easier.

    Although, I think it'd be cool to have an older roommate like the character Ernie in the movie "Is it Just me?". icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 25, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    Doesn't matter to me. I'm looking for a roommate not a new best friend. I would definitely consider someone that has some common interests, just to make sure personalities don't collide. But age really has nothing to do with it.
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    Mar 25, 2013 5:35 AM GMT
    My roommate and I are besties. And we are 13 years apart in age. I am the older one. It is about what we share in common, likes, dislikes etc. And we know we can tell each other anything without judgment or reprisal.
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    Mar 25, 2013 5:49 AM GMT
    May be I can...
    but If he constantly shows his old age seniority or superiority! It would be horrible...
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    Mar 25, 2013 8:05 AM GMT
    Sure, why not! As long as he does NOT have the following characteristics, I'm cool with it:

    messy, loud, psycho, hoarder, thief, nosy

    Okay then...I've just explained why I don't have roommates.
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    Mar 25, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
    I am 62, my roommate is 43. While we are dfferent in many ways, we seem to be getting along fine. Strictly roommates, nothing more. He has his friends, I have mine. We both love watcing the Daily Show and The Colbert Report in the evening. Work schedules differ, we split the housekeeping and apartment needs. When we have issues we talk about them. He described himelf to me once as "an old soul," and at Christmas, his card said, "Thanks for being such a great roommate!"
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    Mar 25, 2013 2:56 PM GMT
    I've only lived with people my age and let me tell you, it has not worked out. I think because of my mentality it didn't but I am a quiet person and expect my home to be quiet and in order. It didn't work with my first set of roommates because we were all friends, but they wanted to party all the time and be up at random hours. Me working a 40 hour job and school full time put dents in that because when I came home sleep was all I wanted and not noise at all hours, they didn't have a job so didn't get it which caused conflicts.

    My current situation is with a girl I've known my whole life and her fiancé. They both have full school loads so respect the need for a quiet home which is great we get along great, bills on time and respect each others bounderies and vice versa. We are the same age. I do not think age is important but rather mindset. A person who loves to party all the time will not balance well with someone who is more a quiet homebody individual.
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    Mar 25, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    I was 51 when my roommate moved in, he was 24. We had developed a friendship mountain biking prior and he remained with me as a roommate until he moved away last year. He was an awesome roommate, respectable, intelligent and trusting. He was also extremely handsome and well built. He liked older guys but we never had any type of sexual relationship, we remain great friends to this day and he stays at my place anytime he's in town.

    You need to define what you want in a roommate. If you're looking for a friend to party with or do things you enjoy doing together, then maybe closer in age is good but if you're looking for someone you trust and will be responsible, reliable and respectable, then age shouldn't really matter. It's all in what you're looking for in a roommate.
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    Mar 25, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    xrichx saidDoesn't matter to me. I'm looking for a roommate not a new best friend. I would definitely consider someone that has some common interests, just to make sure personalities don't collide. But age really has nothing to do with it.


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  • tuffguyndc

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    Mar 25, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
    ok what kind of question is that? dude, as long as you check his/her references, he is neat, clean and pays his rent on time. why should his age have anything to do with him being your roommate.
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    Mar 25, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    I would prefer a roommate with more similarities than difference, and I don't oppose having a much older roommate as long as he/she is respectful and give each other personal space.

    An older roommate may be great to give you life advice when you need one.

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    Mar 25, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
    i had a roommate 15 years older. No big deal
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    Mar 25, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
    neffa said
    xrichx saidDoesn't matter to me. I'm looking for a roommate not a new best friend. I would definitely consider someone that has some common interests, just to make sure personalities don't collide. But age really has nothing to do with it.


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  • MidwesternKid

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    Mar 25, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    As long as he isn't retiring, then I think we will have enough in common to live well together.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 26, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    Depends on if you have a compatible lifestyle or not.

    If you do, then age shouldn't be an issue.

    If you're quiet and he likes to party all night, it doesn't matter what your ages are, it will suck.
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:22 AM GMT
    Also, check references. Cuz once you get the crazies in, it's hard to get them out. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:31 AM GMT
    xrichx saidAlso, check references. Cuz once you get the crazies in, it's hard to get them out. icon_lol.gif


    This couldn't be more true. I had a roommate who was my age in college and he was crazy. He seemed normal when I first met him. As soon as you disagreed with him on anything (no matter how trivial), he would scream and make threats at you. I don't have roommates for a reason.
  • TheBizMan

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    Mar 26, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    Wow I'm surprised at the amount of guys who don't find this to be an issue.. Granted most of the guys responding are older..
  • Webster666

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    Mar 26, 2013 7:46 AM GMT
    I would think that an older guy would be preferable, because he would have already learned (hopefully) to be clean, quiet, considerate, and responsible, unlike a lot of younger guys.
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    Mar 26, 2013 7:48 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidI would think that an older guy would be preferable, because he would have already learned (hopefully) to be clean, quiet, considerate, and responsible, unlike a lot of younger guys.


    I agree with this. But (depending on the definition of older) I would be worried as to why someone older would want or need a roomate.
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    Mar 26, 2013 8:12 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    Dallasfan824 said
    Webster666 saidI would think that an older guy would be preferable, because he would have already learned (hopefully) to be clean, quiet, considerate, and responsible, unlike a lot of younger guys.


    I agree with this. But (depending on the definition of older) I would be worried as to why someone older would want or need a roomate.
    To pay rent?

    Yup, sometimes circumstances change.
  • joehaddad

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    Mar 26, 2013 9:09 AM GMT
    As long as we get along it's fine I guess.