With high school and college just ending for a lot of people, there will be a lot of people looking to move out in the coming weeks and months. But the choice to move out alone, with friends, a stranger or to just stay at home can be very hard. Each choice has some pros and cons, but here are three great benefits of living with a roommate.
1. Meet New People
One great benefit of moving in with someone new is that you will likely make a new, close friend and as a result, meet some of their friends and family as well too. Having a roommate basically forces you to be somewhat social and step out of your box a little bit, which is always a good thing. In addition to friendships, this can help you to network and have potential access to new and exciting connections. While this all sounds great, you obviously still want to make sure you know a bit about the person and meet them a few times before you agree to move in with them.
2. Saving Rent Money
In today’s day and age, it is totally normal for people to stay at home longer and that is simply because rent has skyrocketed in most places. It can be extremely expensive to live alone nowadays and by living with a roommate (or a few), it can cut your rent costs down by a ton and thus allow you to save more. You could also potentially save money if you and the roomies decide to split costs on other things around the house such as food, toiletries and more.
3. Not Being Alone
For a lot of people, living alone can be a huge and somewhat negative transition from a home where your parents and siblings may live. While some people do like their alone time, being at home all by yourself each and every day can be daunting, boring and depending on where you live, could even make you feel unsafe. Loneliness can often lead to depression and humans are inherently social beings, so you should at least consider and think about the option of roommates before rushing into living by yourself.