It is common to see people living in hostels and sharing rooms with others. A roommate is an important part of your hostel life and your hostel experience significantly depends on it. It is a blessing to get a roommate that matches your state of mind and trust me if you have one, your hostel experience can turn out to be amazing and memorable. However, there may come unfortunate times for some people when they get roommates that are totally opposite to them. This literally devastates your whole hostel life experience, and that is why it is extremely important to find the right roommate.
Sometimes it’s just the expenditures that force you to live with and bear someone who is totally opposite to you, although you can not stand to live with that person. However, you don’t have to worry about finding the right roommate anymore as there are many different ways available online through which you can find one. All you have to do is to carry out careful research and make use of smart timing. There are also many apps available online through which you can find a roommate by putting in the right filters for the qualities that you are looking for.
The benefits of finding the right roommate are infinite. First of all, you have someone with you who understands you, cares for you, and on top of everything, whose mind matches yours. You would never feel lonely and will always have someone by your side to hang out with and have the most memorable time of your life. It is common to see so many people falling victim to anxiety and depression as a result of living alone, which is something that can be easily prevented by having an understanding companion by your side.
You won’t have to worry on the days when you are sick as your roommate would always be there to help you out with everything. Most people who share their rooms are commonly seen cooking for each other, which is a great help to each other. You would be less homesick and the best part is that you get to split the expenses for groceries. Wondering how to find a roommate? There are many websites and apps that can match people looking for shared housing in the same cities. You may also want to ask your family and friends, especially if they know someone compatible who is living in the same area where you are looking.
Below are some tips that you can follow to find the right roommate for you.
Give Yourself Time to Search
Imagine that your roommate gets a job and all of a sudden has to relocate and in such a situation where suddenly your companion has to leave, you might get overwhelmed.
The first thing that you should really be doing in such a situation is to sit back, relax and stay hopeful. What most people mistakenly do is hurry in finding someone who can live with them as a result of which, there is a chance that the person you have found is not the right one.
You must give yourself plenty of time by putting on ads for roommates, asking around as much as possible and if possible, interviewing people who you think are a good option to consider.
Consider What is Important to You
Always keep in mind that a room that may be ideal for one person can turn out to be a nightmare for the other. This is the reason why you must consider what is important to you first, and then find a roommate according to that.
For example, if you are a vegetarian, you must try to find a roommate that is a vegetarian too as of course, nobody wants to smell meat cooking the whole day if they are veg themselves.
You must create a list of at least five non-negotiable attributes and look for a roommate according to that. Trust me, you can make your search experience a lot easier by doing this.
Make Use of Social Media
Social media is the biggest medium that can help you find the right roommate in no time. People who are looking for rooms are often seen putting ads on the Facebook marketplace.
You can also post in your college/university groups on Facebook about the type of roommate you are looking for.
Always make sure, when posting an ad, you must post pictures of your apartment as well, and describe the facilities that are reachable from your location. This will attract more people to your ad and you will get messages in no time.