I’d like to ask you all, what experiences do you have with a roommate of the opposite gender and what do you think are the pros and cons?
Now I have not been in a roommate situation for over 18 years since before I was married. Back then I owned a 3 BR, 2 Bath house and rented out a private room and bath which paid for 3/4 my mortgage.
So I advertised the room and was surprised so many women showed interest. I asked them why they would want a man for a roommate and often they would say they grew up with lots of brothers or they just felt more comfortable around men. Some actually said flat out they kept having problems with other women getting to personal or wanting to share clothes and such.
I turned down several, not because I was sexist, but because I knew I would have trouble not becoming emotionally attached and would have trouble asking for rent or potentially asking them to leave.
I ended up posting ads specifically requesting men yet I still had women wanting the room.
So what is your experience?