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Bringing Home A Date When You Have A Roommate

Sep 9, 2008
Living with someone can definitely make renting more affordable but it can make dating quite awkward from time to time. It can be difficult to bring someone home to get more comfortable or intimate with them if you know that your roommate might be parked on the couch eating potato chips when you get there. How do you bring home a date when you have a roommate? It can be a little awkward but it doesn't need to be if you plan ahead.

Roommates and Dates

If you have had a great date with someone and you would like to bring them home, if you lived alone you would just bring them home with you and not think twice about it. How about if you have a roommate? The fact of the matter is that you should still be able to bring them home, you pay rent there, so why do you feel strange about it? The feeling of uneasiness is not at all abnormal, but you dont have to continue feeling this way.

If your roommate is a friend you may find that it is more comfortable, but even if they are not a friend you need to have a little talk with them about bringing home dates. Make some agreements about things that are and are not acceptable. For instance, you may need to make a deal that you aren't going to spend the evening in the shower with your date if you only have one bathroom and that you won't allow your date to wander around the house naked! These things seem obvious, but when you have lived with a few people you may now realize that is anything but obvious! When you have these agreements you'll find that you are much more comfortable bringing home a date when you want to!

You should also mention to your date that you have a roommate. You don't want your date to be surprised when you open the door and there sits your roommate, so let them know that you live with someone but they are comfortable with you bringing people home. You may find out that your date doesn't have a roommate and you can go back to their place without any of the uncomfortable roommate issues to deal with!

Roommates and dates can mesh together well, as long as you communicate well with both parties. If you don't communicate it can lead to many uncomfortable interactions not only between you and your date and you and your roommate, but between your date and roommate as well. Just prepare ahead of time by talking and you'll find that you can have a good time in your home!
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Rodrigo Rehn is a Relationships Expert, Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance dating services.
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