There are tons of roommate horror stories. Let’s take a moment to honor the roommates worth loving!
When I first realized that I would be having a college roommate, I was a bit nervous. Of course, rooming with a new person has its own set of challenges that I expected. I wasn’t afraid of having a roommate until I had spent hours trolling the web reading horror stories from young adults across the globe.
Roommates can turn out to be your best friends, your comrades! They can struggle through all-nighters with you and watch your back at parties and clubs. There are tons of cool, high-quality roommates and I firmly believe that you’re just as likely to encounter a good one as a bad one. They may not be Avengers, but when you’re in a pinch a world-class roommate is just as good.
Case in point, here are some superhero stories from real life RENTCafe Blog readers:
Ali was the best roommate everrr. When I decided to go to Peace Corps for two years she not only let me out of my portion of the rent two months early, she also offered to take care of my dog while I was gone. She sent me care packages in the mail, photos, and made sure that she stayed on top of my dogs vaccinations and medications. I graduated six years ago and Ali is still one of my best friends. - Venice C.
My fraternity brothers are my family. After my car wreck they all took turns making sure that I got to class and to work. I never had to ask. - Adam C.
Mereneke is a bit crazy and that’s why I like her. My boyfriend cheated on me and she suggested that we key his car and slash his tires! We didn’t but we ended up going out to the clubs every weekend for two months until I met someone hotter and better off than my ex. She would fix my hair and let me borrow her dresses and shoes. She’s like a big sister! - Amber H.
My best roommate was Ciera. I’m quiet and a bit shy and she just let me be. She’d always offer to do things with me but never pressured me into going to parties with her. She’d get concerned when I was alone too much and watch a movie with me or go with me to the park while I read and she jogged. She bought me a book I mentioned wanting to read. She just did nice things and never tried to change me. - Pearlie H.
I transferred to KSU as a sophomore so I missed orientation and stuff. Carl was my roommate then. When he realized that I was new and I didn’t know anybody he invited me out with him and his friends. They are now my friends, too and we all still hang. He’s a good wingman. - Devereux B.
Have a story to share? Tell us about your positive roommate experiences!