Find Your Ideal Roommate
How to Choose a Roommate
Do you really want to leave it up to someone you never met to pair you with a person you’ll share a one room space with for months, maybe years? Didn’t think so…and neither did the makers of all the roommate finder sites like roomsurf.com; easyroommate.com; roomsync.com; RoommateConnect.com—a Facebook site; or Facebook’s individual college groups.
Most sites have you create a profile that looks to answer some personality, and behavioral traits important to determining compatibility.
A Roommate Quiz
If you were to create a quiz for a potential roommate it would at least include these 8 questions.
- Do you smoke?
- What time do you usually wake up?
- What time do you usually go to sleep?
- Where do you do most of your studying?
- How much do you party?
- How often do you have friends over?
- Are you a slob, neat, or somewhere in between?
- What are you hoping for in a roommate?
A Roadmate Quiz
If your own answer to question #8 from above was that you’re hoping to make a friend, too AND a road trip buddy, you’ll also want to know…
- How much have you traveled?
- What do you like to do most when you travel?
- How’s your sense of direction?
- Are you a big spender, or do you like a deal?
- What are your interests?
- Do you like to try new foods?
- Are you a risk taker?
- What languages do you speak?
As a student studying English in the US you’ll have the opportunity to choose a college roommate. Sharing a dorm room with someone can be a great experience if you choose wisely. You’ll likely be spending more time with your roommate than anyone else at school. They could be a positive influence on your study habits, and, with luck, might become a close friend and travel companion.