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    Some people I know from sixth form are thinking of getting a flat together, and asked me if I want to do it with them, so we don't end up living with, and sharing everything with, complete strangers.

    But I'm not sure if it's s good idea, it could make it harder to meet new people, whereas if i move in with strangers I'll meet a lot of new people instantly. And i'll still be able to visit my current friends whenever I want too.

    I'm really worried about it because i'm quite quiet and shy, so meeting people could really be difficult for me, but living with strangers could also be dificult as it might take me a while to get comfortable.

    Looking on this forum a lot of people sem to have problems with flatmates, but then again, you don't go on forums asking for advice if everything's ok! So i assume a lot of people are fine with them.

    So, if you had the choice, would you live with people you already know and get on with, or take the risk and go for new people too?

    Sorry about the longish post.
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    Id room with friends if I could.
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    Room with new people, there's always the chance to move in with your friends in your second/third years. Halls in your first year is a blast
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    defo live with new people. it'll force you out of your comfort zone, if you live with friends you would be less motivated to get out there and make your own friends. especially cuz you are shy, you'd be tempted to stick to your group of friends and it would be harder for you to meet new people and develop your own confidence in making friends... which is one of the best things about the uni experience; gaining confidence.
    and remember, you can always live with them in 2nd year if you dont get on with flatmates in 1st year.

    everyones scared that they'll get a flat full of idiots, but it's all experience and you may regret not throwing yourself into the experience completely if you live with people you already know. you'll never get the chance again to live in halls with people who also dont know each other, so you should definitely go for it!
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    Not recommended. Meeting new people might be difficult, and all of a sudden ur "stuck" with ur mates.

    Go live on ur own. If it sucks, you've always got your mates to go to anyway. You'll always have them.
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    I live with a mate and two other people (who we didn't know at the start of uni) and it's ok! I've had no problem making other friends, and also its been nice to have my friend around! I would personally live with friends over complete strangers.
 
 
 
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