So I’m finally moved in. I loaded my car with the last load of clothes and boxes yesterday afternoon and drove the 80 miles to my new apartment. New Roommate helped me unload my car. Then, as I unpacked and set up my room, we talked. Later in the evening I told him I really wanted to watch Glee, and he only mildly made fun of me. This is a good thing. When it got late, we said goodnight and went to our respective rooms.
But that’s not the point, really. The point is that I don’t know how to live with a guy as a roommate.
When C and I were together, things were always comfortable. I basically moved in with him the summer before I started grad school and things were seem less. But now, since New Roommate and I aren’t dating, I don’t really know how to act.
Are there rules to living with a guy?
Are tops and bottoms to clothing required at all times? In New York my roommates (two girls) and I would walk around without pants or even just a towel. It wasn’t a big deal. I’m guessing that’s not the case in this situation?
What is the TV schedule? Do we split it 50/50? Because I won’t be a happy person without my Glee, Grey’s, Private Practice, and ANTM. I do have a TV in my room, but I don’t want to be the roommate that spends all her waking/non-working hours curled up in bed watching TV.
What if he is cooking dinner, and offers me half? It’s not like he’s really cooking me dinner, right?
Also, he brought an exercise bike from home and said I could use it at any time… but the he put it in his room. So do I assume I can go in there anytime and use it (most likely when he’s at work)?
These are just some questions that have come up in the past 24 hours. I’m sure I’ll have tons more after living here for a while.
But I can already tell that living with a guy is going to be a major adventure.