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well a roomate of mine has decided to bail out on us and we now have a room for rent,it'll be in the newspaper this sunday and was just wondering what you guys think i should ask in the interview,ive never done this before so any help would be cool...

and this is pretty serious so if you guys could keep the jokes to a min. that would be greatly appreciated(sp?)
 

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Depends what you're looking for. I posted an ad last year, they wouldn't let us say if we wanted a male or female, but if you prefer one or the other, try it. Smoker/non smoker. Younger/older/student etc. Just talk to them, see what they're like.
 

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lease agreement, lease agreement, lease agreement!! yeah, you can ask questions until your are blue in the face.. they can usually give you the BS answer you are looking for...
 

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Ask him/her what he/she does (ie student, working, etc).

Ash him/her how long he/she plans to stay there.

Ask him/her why he/she is looking for a place - what happened at the last place?

Trust your instincts.

In my last year of university, I managed and maintained a rental home (in return I got free rent). Roommates came and went like flies. It was very stressful. Ended up with a bunch of junkies in the house, one of whom was extremely violent. It was just plain dangerous - and there I was trying to finish my degree. I ended up moving out after four months for my own safety and well-being.

Be very selective. Better to have no roommate than someone who is going to be a nightmare.

Personally, I'd try to get a female as opposed to a male. Women are usually less violent and destructive. Plus, they have breasts :lol: . I know you said minimize the number of jokes, but I had to say that. We can have a little bit of fun with it.

Good luck.
 

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A female roommate might not be a bad idea, not for sexual reasons, but it can sometimes help to have a lady around... ever notice how they are assumed to be more responsible???

I don't rent, but I can tell youthat High is dead on about your instincts... trust them, if something doesn't seem right about someon ewho otherwise appears fine, don't do it, people lie all the time.. it's sad but true. Other than that, what questions to ask totaly depend on you.

Would you rather have someone who is into the same stuf as you (meaning they might be around to chat all the time) or possibly someone with different tastes in hobbies? I prefer the latter, I like having something in common but I also like learning about stuff I might normally not look into. Just go with what you want out of a roommate, and unless you (or the other roommie) are opposed to having a female living in the house don't rule that out.
 

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girls are a good idea if at all possible... Guys act more mature when girls are around... I wish you luck finding one that is willing to live with a bunch of guys though.
 

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its not with a bunch of guys its me and my wife and a friend of mine in the other room,its a huge house,but yea we are all a little wild at times so its gonna be a little wierd with a girl if we get a little roudy at times lol
 

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caliescort99 said:
its not with a bunch of guys its me and my wife and a friend of mine in the other room,its a huge house,but yea we are all a little wild at times so its gonna be a little wierd with a girl if we get a little roudy at times lol
oh, well that changes thigns a little then...
 

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I dunno what to recommend u ask... and u said no jokes... so I won't recommend asking the girl if she's interested in new experiences with you and the wife / friend (depending on whether the friend is male/female).
 
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