(Closed) Anyone ever had a roommate they didn't interact with much?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My Fiance had a roommate like this. My Fiance was about 25 at the time and his roommate was a divorced man in his late 40’s. They sometimes talked and watched TV together, but for the most part they had completely separate lives. Made their own meals, spent time in their own areas, etc. They had a civil relationship and liked each other, but weren’t BFFs by any means.

My Fiance liked it a lot more than he did living with his former friend who turned out to be a psycho (I know, cliche story, but true…) He says he was completely fine with it and enjoyed the privacy.

Post # 4
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

@pokie45:  I never have, but to be honest, I would rather live with someone that I was lukewarm about, then live with someone I hate. Those roommates I have had in the past and believe me, I would take the ones I didn’t get close to any day. There is nothing worse than a shitty roommate!

Post # 5
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh yeah. Lived with my (at the time) best friend and her best friend, who was a guy. It was a bit weird, especially since she left after the lease was up and we all thought we’d resign. The guy and I didn’t want to move back home so we brought in my brother as our roommate for 6 months. We didn’t hate each other or anything, but he’s very much a social pariah and would hole himself up in his room all day unless he was at work.

Post # 6
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve been in that situation. I’m not overly social, so it was totally fine with me. After all the roommate horror stories I’ve heard, I think no roommate interaction is better than negative interaction.

Post # 7
4049 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I hardly ever interacted with my first roommate in the dorm at university. I was a freshman and she was a junior. She was really socially awkward… she didn’t have many friends besides her older sister. She never seemed to do anything fun – she hardly did anything besides church and class.

While I didn’t need to be friends with her, it would have been nice if things had been less silent between us. After the first couple months, I think we barely said more than a few sentences to each other. When I look back on it, I don’t know how we managed to live in such a tiny room together without interacting at all. No good morning, no hello, nothing.

Not a good year!

Post # 8
986 posts
Busy bee

@Mrs. Doily: +1! I would much rather live mostly separate lives than live with ANY of my past roommates. Every situation was friend gone bad and it just sucks.

Post # 9
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

I have completely not ineteracted with past roommates. I currnetly live with friends and it’s worked out well, but I didn’t mind living with almost strangers, so long as they didn’t eat my food!

Post # 10
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I had my house I had a few roommates and the hardest part for them was the fact that when I was at home I didn’t want to interact. I worked around people and went out frequently so when I was at home it was quiet time for me.

Post # 11
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think the best roommates are the antisocial ones ;-). I think it’s living with best friends or close friends that causes a lot of issues.

Post # 12
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My first roommate at my first dorm treated me that way. IT was horrible. Couldn’t figure out why she didn’t want to hang out with me or get to know me, or even talk to me at all. Honestly, I think it was her personality and her culture; she was asian, and attended the school (which was a HUGE university) with, like, 60 kids from her high school. 

it really pissed me off for the first few months but after a while, I realized it wasn’t worth getting upset over anymore. It’s not like she was mean to me, she just didn’t really care to get to know me. She wasn’t disrespectful, didn’t touch my stuff, wasn’t loud, etc… so it could’ve been worse, I guess. 

Post # 13
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yup — right after graduation, I moved into a 3br apartment with two girls that I didn’t know from Craigslist.  We rarely saw each other or even interacted, and I was either at work, at the gym, or with my boyfriend (now DH) most of the time anyway. I actually really liked it.  After living in a sorority house with 60 girls for four years, having people who didn’t want to talk to me all the time was really nice.


Post # 16
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes, it was awesome.  We didn’t share a bathroom or anything but the kitchen, so it was like having my own apartment.  It’s so tiresome to have to talk to someone you don’t LOVE every day.  

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