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EVEsdropping: Pros and Cons of Having Roommates

EVEsdropping: Pros and Cons of Having a Roommate
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Roommates: We’ve all been there, done that. Is it worth it? We’re going over the pros and cons—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Plus, we’re talking about the new season of Dancing With the Stars, Uber’s president stepping down, Erin Condren’s Seasonal Surprise Box, The Mindy Project, and overcoming our fears of public speaking.

Real Talk: Pros and Cons of Having a Roommate


  • Save $$$$.
  • Also can share Netflix/Hulu logins.
  • Don’t have to live alone.
  • Period syncing. Taylor & I used to have “period dates” where we’d go out, order a big meal, and then come home and eat ice cream while watching a chick flick. (Elise)
  • On that note: built-in girl’s nights!
  • You can borrow things: clothes/food/etc (with permission)


  • Someone’s in your space.
  • Sexual situations (aka noises).
  • Also just loudness/party noises.
  • You have to wear pants. We didn’t, but you should.
  • Confrontation.
  • Living styles: a messy person + a clean person = arguing.

Roommate Horror Stories

  • Christine: My roommate broke into my LOCKED bedroom while I was out of the country and letting her friends who I had never met have sex in my bed. Same roommate who had never touched a dishwasher or a washing machine before she moved out of her parents house and literally just threw dishes haphazardly into the dishwasher and washed every single outfit individually.
  • Also Christine: My sister’s psycho roommate who was obsessed w/ her and slept in her bed, used her computer, and showered in her shower while she wasn’t home
  • Elise: Freshman year of college, my roommate left her drunk friend with me and headed back to a party. Her friend threw up the entire night. I had to hold her hair, clean up her throw-up, and stop her from calling her ex.
  • I had a THING about people letting me know before they just busted people up into our room. So a few times, a roommate I had tension with would bring a dude over for SeXiEtYmEs and not give me a heads up. I’m not deaf, so I could hear that there was a dude in our room. I would make up an excuse to walk into the Living Room/kitchen anyway, sans-pants, fake embarrassment and an apology, and then go back to my room.

Tips for Making it Werk

  • Moral of the Story: it’s nice to give your roommate a heads up
  • Always be up front and talk it out. You may still not get your way, but ya know.
  • Don’t write passive-aggressive sticky notes.
  • Don’t eat each other’s food. If you do, always replace.

What’s Going on in the News?

  • Dancing With the Stars starts this week!!!!!!!! Nick Viall’s awkwardness continues!
  • Uber President quit bc sexual harassment. Yay.

What We’re Loving This Week

  • Elise: The Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box. It’s only $35 each quarter, and the value of the Spring 2017 box was $97.50. Sign up here:
  • Meleah: Mindy Lahiri is a White Man. And it’s amazing.

Boss/Adulting Moments

  • Meleah: Elise’s presentation was so good. I won’t top that either. I… uh… worked Sunday night?

Hit us up on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag “JustEvesdropping” and tell us your roommate horror stories. And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and review us on iTunes!

Roommates: We've all been there, done that. Is it worth it? We're going over the pros and cons of having a roommate—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Last modified on July 11th, 2018

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