Dating the roommate
When you first start talking with your roommate, if you’re honest, you can compromise on things and set schedules if you find that there are certain things that you do differently.
For example, if you need absolute quiet when you study, you can set up times when your roommate will be out, like if she has practice or a club meeting.
See how you get along so you’ll be fully prepared when it comes time to move in with each other.
Plus it will help make you feel like you are not moving in with a complete stranger.
It can be very nerve-wracking to contact your new roommate for the first time, so here are a few tips to help you combat the nerves and make a good first impression.
The first thing most people will do when they find out the name of their roommate is stalk them on social media sites.
While this does sometimes happen; it doesn’t hurt to branch out and meet new people and just be friendly with your roommate.
You can text back and forth for a while and when it feels like it won’t be super weird, have a phone chat. The call can even just be about which roommate is bringing what- you shouldn’t be spilling life secrets or anything.
If you live nearby each other, try and meet up and hang out a few times.
While it’s perfectly okay to follow each other and share some fun pictures, avoid sending your roommate-to-be tons of Snapchats or start liking everything they post.
I can assure you this will look like you’re trying too hard, or worse, it will just come off creepy.