Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Roommates? Hell No!

Dear Eve,

I’ve been dating my boyfriend for about 6 months and we a very, very much in love and I think he’s the one!!! We’re living separately, but see each other every day and sleep together every night, so we are thinking we should probably move in together. We’re getting a lot of flack from our friends who think it’s too soon, but we know we are going to be together forever, so we don’t really care.

The problem is we’re both broke and we’re both living with several roommates. It will be nearly impossible to get a new place without at least one roommate, probably two, maybe even another couple. A friend told me that it’s not a good idea to have roommates when you’re living as a couple. What do you think?

Dear Almost Gloomy Roomies,

Congratulations! Finding “the one” is such a gift. I strongly believe that love comes in many shapes, sizes and timelines and don’t care too much for the judgey judgers. There are a lot of people that have relationships and get married the “right” way and they get divorced, too. Give them the finger and be happy. Do make sure, though, that you’re not ignoring any red flags. It’s always good to have a little think before you make any big changes. And just to be clear: never date, move in with, or marry a junkie, ‘k?

Now this is important so listen up. Moving in with other people when you are a couple is simply a terrible idea. Always. I’ve never seen it work unless the house is large, it’s the couple’s home, and it’s just one roommate for a short period of time. Otherwise all of the normal roommate problems are magnified because now there are two of you to be offended, taken advantage of and yelled at for NEVER WASHING THE DISHES!!YOU NEVER WASH THE DISHES!AND STOP EATING MY YOGURT!! GET YOUR OWN, A-HOLE!!

It’s a bad idea. Period.

1 comment:

  1. Roofus T. MerriwetherApril 24, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    the cure to all roommate problems is a dry erase board. they are never used passive aggressively.