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Moonlighting as a Craigslist Assistant

Not long after my broker settled me into an apartment, she invited me to coffee to talk. I assumed this was normal, sort of a “how is it going so far in that ridiculously overpriced small studio that I rented to you?” type of conversation. However, when I asked my …

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How OkCupid Helped Me Find My Dream Roommate

I’m completely out of practice when it comes to finding a roommate. After years of roommate bliss, I found myself unexpectedly thrust back into the tedious roommate search process. Uninspired, I could not motivate myself to write what had been an annual Craigslist tradition: a post that generated lots of …

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I Want to Work in Venture Capital

My friend forwarded me a roommate advertisement for an apartment with two guy roommates. She had gone to college with both of them. I hesitated. I could not possibly live with guys, maybe one, but two? Not a chance, but, out of curiosity, I decided to keep an open-mind, and …

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Seeking A Model Roommate

I will always remember my first apartment search.  While I was convinced I was mature, in actuality, I was incredibly naive.  Stubbornly, I insisted upon managing the process myself – with little to no help from family and friends. The first advertisement I read that seemed promising, I jumped on it. …

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Stood Up By My Almost Roommate

Searching for a roommate is a lot like dating. And when it’s in NYC, it somehow accelerates as fast as the taxis racing down Broadway. While I have almost once been stood up for a date (he was 20 minutes late to a concert we were seeing. I almost walked …

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Finding Mr. Right

Several years after living with my significant other, I found myself unexpectedly searching for a new place to live on my own. Thankfully, my best friend and his fiance offered me their couch for as long as I needed. But, realistically, I needed to get settled some place on my …