So I am looking for a place to live in the San Antonio area. Long story short I am getting the boot out of my current place because his little brother is moving in. I looked at efficiencies, but they cost 2/3 of a 2 bedroom, to me it would be smarter to just get a 2 bedroom and live with a roommate. The problem is that I have a small dog (130 LB Great Dane). The point is I need a roommate to save money.
So I am seeing a lot of roommate match places online, such as roommates.com. Do these actually work? I am hesitant to sign up and go through the whole process for nothing and knew I could turn to G|A for advice. How do I know these losers will pay the bills, they are not just going to let me put everything in their name. I also donít want to have to room with a complete psycho, or a thief that jacks all my sh1t. I am pretty new to the area, and the friends I do have, already have places to live with no open spots. I do not plan to be at home much (I will be home every night, just no trips), this place will more of be a storage shelf for my belongings & dog.
Why this is softer side:
I am a male, how does rooming with a female that is not my gf work out? I am pretty easy going, but guy roommates tend to be really dirty, and bring nasty hoes back to the place. Also the sexual thing comes into play. What rules can I lay out so her BF is not over every night F-ing her brains out. What are some other problems with having a roommate of the opposite sex, or just female roommates in general?