Dating your male roommate
I have now been living with my roommate for nine months, and slowly we have grown closer as friends.
For not solely altruistic reasons, he threw himself into easing her transition—like helping her find a cheap bed store. We got to know each other by doing projects—we hung lights together, bought plants.
And there’s this lovely rationalization that says, ‘Go as fast as you can, because if you’re not suited for one another, you might as well find out sooner rather than later.’ ” When he returned from a summer trip to Europe, things weren’t the same.
The connection wasn’t there—and what’s more, the place that he and Justine had once so enthusiastically cared for together had gotten messy, which depressed him.
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But he had a girlfriend at the time, so I thought I was safe…except about three weeks later they broke up.