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Getting To Know Your Roommate

Whether you're a freshman in college, or 28-years-old looking for a roommate to help cut housing costs, you'll want to get to know your roommate for multiple reasons:
  1. To make living with each other easier, since you will have had communicated with each other both of your expectations and pet peeves. 
  2. Possibility of becoming great friends due to similar interests and wants, and always having someone you enjoy to hang out with or do similar activities together.
  3. Level of trust is determined early on.
  4. To establish house rules early on, so the awkwardness or tension of setting new / un-established rules later on when the issues arise will be decreased or removed. 

Have a roommate talk, regardless of who you are living with. 
This applies to: 
- "Pot Luck" roommates (people you didn't know before).
- Old friends that you have never lived with before until now.
- Siblings you grew up with.
- Other family members that you have never lived with outside of your childhood home. 
Establishing rules early on will make things easier in the long run, and learning about the important details of your roommates can help build trust and friendship.

Roommate Talk

Category: General / Everyday Life
Fears/nervous about:
Pet peeves:
Category: Household
Pet peeves:
Fears/nervous about:
Food dislikes:
Chores I like:
Chores I dislike:
Room in the house you would like most to stay clean:
Most purchased/consumed food products:
This or That?
(if both, explain)
Introvert or extrovert?
Energized by being around others or having "me" time?
Social butterfly or home body?
Clean freak or laid back about mess?
Early bird or night owl?
Prefer to be active or chill around?
Indoor or outdoor person?
Planner or procrastinator?
Frugal or spender?
Work-a-holic or play time?
Book worm or partier?
Sensitive or thick-skinned?
Prefer noise (music, tv, etc) or quiet?
"Getting to Know You" Questions:
1) What are your future ambitions and end goals?
2) Name up to 10 things on your bucket list.
3) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
4) What things always make you happy or put you in a good mood? (deeds, people, foods, music, activity, hobby, etc)
5) What things really stress you out?
6) What do you do to de-stress?
7) Do you have any current physical, mental, or health issues we should know about?
8) Do you have any routines/plans you normally do each week?
9) What is your work schedule, if you know it?
10) Are you looking to become apart of any extracirricular activities/groups, or other community involvements?
11) Do you have specific routines in the morning, after work, or before you go to bed?
12) (Women) Do you PMS badly? When is your usual cycle?
13) Text messaging/communication systemdiscuss:
Chores / Duties to Discuss:
Pet Care (if applicable)


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