Whether you're starting college, heading to a new city, or you just got kicked out of your apartment by your now ex-girlfriend, many of you will be moving in with new roommates this fall. Let’s face facts: Men hate talking about things, especially stuff that will feel like nagging, or, even worse, emotional. The problem is that if you don’t talk to your roommate about potential pitfalls before you move in, you might find yourself breaking your lease and sacrificing your security deposit to get yourself out of a situation that could have easily been avoided.
There are a few vital things that all new roommates should discuss before the U-Haul is unpacked and the ceremonial first pizza and six-pack are consumed. From your sins of choice to your bad habits, it's good to get some things out in the open before they become unexpected surprises at inopportune moments. Wouldn’t you rather find out about your boy’s cat allergy before you visit the Humane Society? Wouldn’t you prefer to know about your roommate’s coke habit before you walk in on him snorting a line off of a hooker’s G-String? As they say, "forewarned is forearmed," especially when it comes to hookers and cat allergies.
We know you hate sitting down and having “talks,” but it will be worth it if it saves you a fist fight down the road. Here are 10 Things To Discuss with Your Roommate Before You Move In.