Find a Roommate for Your Tandem Apt. Online

Finding a roommate through an online service to share your Tandem apartment in Davis can be a hairy process. You want to find someone with whom you’re compatible, but not close. Sorting through all the possibilities is enough to leave anyone with sweaty palms. But there are some steps you can take to minimize the anxiety and maximize your chances of enjoying a year of fun compatibility.

  • Be patient. Perhaps even more so than finding the right apartment, a search for the right roommate requires time and patience. You don’t want to room with just anyone, and picking someone who’s compatible from a pool of strangers can be a tall order. Fortunately, the Web makes this order more realistic to fill, with so many success stories. Remember to exercise at least the same patience in looking for the right apartment as in finding the right roommate.
  • Compare services. Visit the websites of online roommate-matching services and check out the number of listings in your area –- not just overall. Compare the sites’ features, look-and-feel, and find out about free trials and cancellation policies. These services typically let you sign up and use the service for free short of being able to read e-mails you receive from matches. So, use the time when you’re not being charged to decide whether the service is for you. If you have a friend, co-worker, or other acquaintance who had a good experience with a particular roommate-matching website, talk to that person and take all recommendations into consideration.

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