Much like if someone were absent-mindedly walking into the path of an on-rushing bus, if I found out a friend were considering dating a roommate, I would sprint, dive and pull him or her out of harm’s way. Here’s why: Sometimes it’s clear you’re both on the same page. Normally, were this person not your roommate, I’d say, go ahead, put yourself out there. If you’d gone on a first or second date with someone (even someone you’d known previously), would you then want to live with him or her? like, right away share a home, after your first date? Yet, if you date your roommate, that’s exactly what will happen.
Take the relationship outside the house by taking in-house activities elsewhere.after all, most dates don’t turn into long-term relationships. Maybe you think it’ll work in your situation, or maybe I’m way off-base, but my advice is just stay away – after all, I don’t want to have to tell you I told you so.Dating is difficult enough, but having your roommate as the object of your affection could bring additional complications.After all, living with someone who’s not your Significant Other is far different than living with your Significant Other – even if they’re the same person.Do you think they’ll appreciate the two of you adjusting to dating life?