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hippieglitter
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Ok so next year me and my best mate are going to have to advertise for and interview people to be our new housemates. We were discussing what each of us would look for ina housemate and we began to wonder if some people might find some of our things a bit unfair and unnaceptable. For example we want people we are gonna get on with, so nobody too different from us. We want people who are not gonna sit in their rooms all night as we are both quite sociable people and we live atm with two sociable people and we like to cook, eat and watch tv etc. together so we don't want people who are not gonna socialise and never come out with us. Do you think it would be unnaceptable to turn someone down if we thought they weren't gonna socialise with the rest of the house, would it be ok to turn someone down if we didn't like their attitude and thought they might cause problems in the house? We love our house and want people who are gonna love our house and enjoy living with us.
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Yes its ok - dont put anything like that in your ad tho - base it on ur interviw

make it clear u like to have fun - that might put off people who want a quiet house.
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the advice id give is try to not imagine that everything will be perfect...

in life (in general) i regularly 'build things up' into perfect, fun 'dreams' almost.

yet then reality hits, and it makes all the bad times seem worse.

this has whats happened with my current housemates. I thought i knew them well, but obviously not..theyve become devoid of fun, and just lock themselves away in their rooms all day..which leaves me bored and lonely.

but enough of me whinging!

id say its going to be very hard..as the people who are often sociable, are the ones who arnt afraid of speaking their minds (and causing arguments) and often the ones who never offend anyone are the boring ones!

but no, i dont think its unacceptable to reject someone on the grounds of them not going out and socialising..its a big part of uni life, and you may as well live with someone who enjoys going to the same bars/clubs as you do.
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Just look for someone who is respectful, friendly and outgoing.

It would be reasonable to turn someone away if you don't think they're as sociable as you'd like.
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A lot of people are looking for a afforable place to live in, not socialise.
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Last year there were three of us in a flat after someone had dropped out, we were just put with someone else and he was just so different from us, we didn't get along at all and it was quite awkward for the whole year! So yeah, theres no problem finding someone who you want to get along with

Make sure you try and get a reference too and judge them on more than their personality. You don't want someone whos not going to pay the rent on time!
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Tidy, quiet, up for no strings welcome sex.

That's fair.
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