The pros and cons of having a roommate all depends on your life situation. While some people love living with other people, others prefer to have their own space. Let’s break down the benefits of having or not having a roommate:
- Saving Money – For a lot of people having a roommate isn’t necessarily a choice due to their financial situation. If you can’t afford to live on your own, living with a roommate can save you a lot of money in rent. This often goes for people who are in college or in their 20’s who may not have the funds to live by themselves.
- Not Being Alone – Some people prefer living alone and others need to be around people. If you’re more of a people person who likes coming home and having company, having roommates is definitely a benefit.
- New Friends – Sometimes your new roommate turns out to be one of your best friends. Yes, when you click with your roommate it’s the best! A built-in-friend at home is hard to beat.
- Unhealthy Living Situation – Sometimes you can get stuck with someone you just don’t like living with. It happens to all of us. Your new roommate seemed nice in the beginning and then somewhere along the way you realize there’s tension in the air. Not having a roommate definitely cuts back on any unwanted drama.
- Your Space the Way You Like It – If you like having your own space and don’t really like compromising about your living space, then living by yourself is ideal. You can decorate your apartment to your hearts delight just the way you like it.
- Alone Time – Some of us just need ample alone time or quiet time. When you’re living with roommates it’s hard to get that without feeling like you’re excluding yourself from everyone else. When you live by yourself you have all the time in the world to live on your terms and do what you like.