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There's no shortage of roommate rules on the web, but it doesn't have to be so complicated. The basics of Roommate Etiquette 101 will make you the best roomie ever.

Attention drama queens and drama kings! Life with your roommate doesn’t have to feel like a never-ending soap opera. With a bit of patience and strategy, you can use smart problem-solving skills to avoid the drama and maintain a peaceful existence in your apartment.

the little issues that pop up from time to time are nowhere near as frustrating as having to share a tiny bathroom with multiple people. If you've had to do this, you're familiar with waiting for someone to get out of the bathroom so you can shower before work, or bumping elbows as you brush your teeth. And let's not forget the clutter! Fortunately, you and your roommates can get along and share the bathroom by using these tips:

It’ll start out innocently enough. Two cash-strapped young adults decide to co-sign a lease together in an effort to save money on rent and utilities. Then something begins to happen. You see each other every day and after a while, the mutual attraction can no longer be denied. They started as your roommate, but it has quickly become much more than that. In the beginning, it’s nice to have someone to come home to after a long day. No expensive cab or train rides can keep you from seeing one another. Playing house is fun for a while - cooking for each other, binging on Netflix while cuddled on the sofa. It's the best time ever. But problems start to arise when you’re forced to be in the presence of your roommate/significant other 24/7. There’s no escape. Arguments about laundry and dirty dishes become commonplace - issues that typically only arise in long-term relationships. The union accelerates at an unnatural speed, which means that the chances of it ending well are slim to none. So, given all this, is dating your roommate worth it - even if it means saving big bucks every month?

You and your roommate might not have much in common, but you both need to eat. So if you happen to be hungry in the same place at the same time, why not coordinate and plan meals together? Here are some tips to make meal planning with your roommate a success.

As October was National LGBTQ History Month, we’re going to take a look at how LGBTQ people can navigate finding housing and roommates as well as look at how heterosexual individuals can be great allies. I’ve had people say to…