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Which do you prefer:
Living with friends
Living with partner
Living with randoms
Living on your own
No idea why some of you numpties go for these 'social flatshares'. It's better that everyone has their own space and it's all kept distant.
Living with friends is a terrible idea, as is living with family members after a certain age.
Living alone's not good, even if you work long hours. You need a bit of noise around the house, and the security other people can bring.
I find this interesting, because me and my housemate have fallen out - seemingly beyond repair. I told her yesterday to cheer the fuck up or find somewhere else to live. Just sick of her stoney, sullen miserable face all of the time. Taking her problems out on everyone else. She's got it in for another of the girls that lives in our house, and has pretty much bullied her so much that the other girl never even comes out of her room any more because she's scared to. I let her into a few home truths (lol), which she didn't like, and the end result was what I've said above. Feel bad about it, but it's not fair that she makes other people feel extremely uncomfortable in their own home.
I'd love to have you philosophy though, and I'm not being sarcastic, I genuinely mean it. I'd love to be able to live in a shared house and not really give a fuck what the other tenants think of me and just do my own thing. I mean, it's not that we walk round hand in hand all the time, and I do spend most of my time in my room, but it's be nice to be able to have a conversation now and again.
Course, houseshares always work better if everyone's cordial and chip in with chores, etc. You have to care what others think, else people piss eachother off.
What i meant was that it's better longterm if it's kept professional, if you're not all good mates who hang around with eachother all the time/share mutual friends, etc.
It's like when you work at a place and you get dead pally with everyone, you knock about with them all the time, often getting pissed, your work slacks and eventually you tire of people. If you keep it a bit professional, that doesn't happen.
like a big cold David Icke lizard man
Then living by yourself
Then living with randoms
Don't favour living with friends personally...
prefer living alone
never lived with a partner
living with randoms really goes either way, i've had really good experiences and really bad ones
If you'd rather live on your own it rather suggests the relationship's not going anywhere.
Bit surprised some of you think living with friends is a bad idea: you have a pretty good idea what they're like, and you know you're going to get on with them.
Dunno why anyone would wish to live with a bunch of randoms if the other options are available. I suppose it might seem a good idea if you were some sort of socially inept introvert, but even then there's a good chance they might turn out to be weird and/or annoying.
Don't have a partner, so that's out the window straight off.
Lived with friends at uni and, while it was fun, I find that it brings out the cracks in your friendship, no matter how chummy you are. Having a laugh is one thing, but when the bins need taking out, someone hasn't paid the rent and there are no clean plates in the kitchen, things become strained.
If that's going to happen, I'd much rather it's with random people I don't really know (I found my housemates through spare room) than with my best mate.
There'd always be a worry I suppose that you might find that you and your mates are completely incompatable when it comes to living with each other. But that can happen whoever you share with. I actually live with a mate and obviously I find some things he does annoying, just as he finds some things I do irritating. Generally it's fine though.
sure you have more responsibilities but you don't have to worry about others dicking you over
No rent or bills to pay, sky +, fast internet, regular cleaner, CATS, I actually like my parents company.
Then I remember I live in an awesome city with someone I love and we have an entire flat to ourselves. This is much better.
I get a bit 'stabby' in social situations
So with that drunken thought in mind, I'm going with living alone for now.
I think living with a partner is best. But i also had a fantastic time living with 4-5 of my good girl mates... Then again with a good bunch of guy mates, on two separate occasions.
As long as they're proper mates that you can argue with and make up again, then it's all okay. Ive had some terrible living with 'friends' experiences too.
The worst for me is living with randoms. You never know who you are going to get. That's from bad personal experience though.
Apart from the odd weekend, the longest was only a week really when others were away. Loved it. Living with randoms worked out very well for me though, initially in University my hallmates all became good friends. Then when I moved back to Uni I lived with complete randoms and got on very well, I am now engaged to one of them. It worked socially, but the mess and noise and having to share toilets and showers etc really started to piss me off. Living alone I could cook and eat what and when I wanted, wash up and tidy up to my heart's content, do what I wanted. I think in the long term it could get pretty depressing though. I live with my partner and our baby now, I think that wins.
I spend plenty of time with your mum but I don't want to want to live with her.
I definetly think, if you're ina good relationship then living with your partner is best. My boyfriend is also my best friend and although we have little squabbles and annoy each other we rarely have big arguments and we generally get on well and want to do the same things when we are together.
One of the most important things to remember when you live with your bf/gf is to BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER. A little while back we found we were snapping at each other and becoming to quick to be arsey and rude to each other, so we stepped back and said wait a sec, I love you, you're my favourite and I'm on your team so let's always remember that and calm down and treat each other better and be much more careful about how we speak to each other.
I've never really lived with friends and I have some friends I love but I would never want to live with because I know it wouldn't work, however I think if you've given it alot of thought and you know they are the kind of friend you're on the same wavelength with and en joy spending lots of time together but also give each other space/see other friends it could be really fun and it's an experience I'm a bit sad I missed out on.
Living on your own in a flat or small house would be nice, less so in a bedsit. You can do your own thing, have friends over when ever you want etc but I think it's easy to get lonely if you're short of money/don't go out much. I like the idea of living on my own apart from being a bit scared of being murdered. Also now that I am so used to living and spending time with someone almost 24/7 I don't think I could cope, it would take some getting used to and I think I would get very lonely.
Living with randoms, in my experience, is awful. But sometimes you get lucky, I know people who have had awesome experiences and made good friends out of living with randoms. I think most of those 'randoms' were friends of friends though so there was less chance of living with a psycho in the first place.
eating excellent food, high fiving at excellent ideas 'burritos for dinner? *HIGH FIVE!* pub? *HIGH FIVE* and we laugh EVERY DAY.
Living with someone just because you happen to be pals rather than because you'd actually work together in a house/flat isn't necessarily the route to domestic bliss, but probably the most fun I ever had cohabiting was moving in with people who I kinda knew and liked but hadn't exchanged friendship bracelets with (yet).
If the girlfriend didn't have CSI fucking Miami on the Sky recording thing all the time, living with her would be better. It's a very significant black mark against her name.
AND this fucking thread has just reminded me I haven't renewed my TV licence yet. Fuck's sake, no Kindle Fire HD preorder for me now :(
well, i assume it is, I've never actually watched it, but i did watch a number of CSI episodes a number of years back which passed a number of times