What are You Looking For???
What you want to look for when choosing a roomate
Be clear from the beginning.
Do you know in advance that you hate it when someone hits the snooze button fifteen times every morning?
Respect your roommate's stuff.
This may seem simple, but it's probably one of the biggest reasons why roommates experience conflict.
Be open to new things.
Your roommate may be from someplace you've never heard of. They may have a religion or lifestyle that is completely different from your own.
If nothing else, follow the Golden Rule.
Treat your roommate like you'd like to be treated.
Create some roommie rituals
Back when I was a freshman, my roommate, who had a car, invited me along to get Chinese take-out with her late one night.