To those in their mid to late 20s approaching 30, why are you living alone?

If your in your mid to late 20s or even in their 30s, do you live alone? Why? How do you like living alone? Do you get lonely sometimes? Or do you enjoy it? Do you wish you had someone to live with? Where do you see yourself in the next few years? 

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Jan 16, 2022 - 2:19pm
2rigged2fail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I am at the moment and its driving me crazy. the quietness is weirding me out. but I do have a lodger coming shortly. and hopefully another one soon after. 

Jan 17, 2022 - 5:33pm
2rigged2fail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

yeah I forgot to say I bought a house, one friend moving in shortly, the other guy is a friend from a diff friend group, should fill the other spare room. they are quiet guys but will be good to have people around. 

edit: I'd quite like to get a girl in one of the rooms as they definitely add a feminine touch. plus they actually clean the skids off the toilet bowl.

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Jan 19, 2022 - 12:05pm
PeRmAnEnTiNtErN, what's your opinion? Comment below:

In my city in the US.  Out of about 20 of closer friends, only 3 live on their own.  

Jan 16, 2022 - 2:24pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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Jan 16, 2022 - 4:08pm
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Asking the real questions. Depending on the space, it might not be all that bad if it's a studio or 1 bedroom, don't have to deal with random roommates or even your friends. Living with roommates is always a negotiation and you'll inevitably get on each other's nerves. Imo the best is within the context of a relationship since you could be seeing things eye to eye on a lot of issues, but the girl I'm seeing has her own place too actually, some of my friends are in similar situations in that they don't split a lease/mortgage but have 2 places.

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Jan 16, 2022 - 4:45pm
PrivateTechquity 🚀GME🚀, what's your opinion? Comment below:

After living through college with roommates I realized having your own space is awesome. If it feels empty just get a pet. 

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Jan 19, 2022 - 5:10pm
craig.owen, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agreed, I went to boarding school from aged 12 and have flatmates in uni, always looked forward to just living alone. After uni i stopped having flatmates all together and have been living alone since.

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Jan 17, 2022 - 7:12am
CompBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Except for a few years while dating someone, I have lived alone for nearly 15 years. It is amazing. I would never, ever want roommates again. Obviously it comes down to personal preference, but it is so nice to have the ability to escape from everything and not have to deal with another human if I don't choose. Think of all the little compromises you have to make when you have roommates. Are they using the bathroom? Did they make a mess? Are they taking the good spot on the couch? Using the TV? Eating your food? Making noise when you're trying to sleep or preventing you from making noise when they are trying to sleep? Do they have annoying habits?

I don't see material upside in having roommates other than the financial savings. If i want to see my friends, I go see my friends, or they can come to my place. And very importantly, as you get older women will start to judge you depending on your living situation. Even if your perfect girl is one that can 'hang with the boys,' you'll want alone time with her that goes beyond closing the bedroom door.

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Jan 17, 2022 - 7:45am
CompBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Move in with her, of course, if you feel the relationship has reached that point. I'm not suggesting you live separately from your partner, I'm talking about roommates. Relationships are a very different thing.

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Jan 17, 2022 - 5:56pm
Xhamster02, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm 5'4" and Hispanic. Live alone, never had a gf or any hook ups. I don't exist in the dating market at my height and color. So I've given up on the women and got a cat. Will most likely live alone going forward. Tbh I like living alone, the peace and quiet is relaxing, I can go or do whatever I want constantly, don't have to share decisions on where to eat, travel, etc. Part that sucks is not being able to share experiences with someone I love and get no action/affection ever. I work out, run, keep my weight in check, drive a bimmer but nothing works. Overall living alone is my only option but waking up to peace and quiet and then halo infinite for the whole day works. It's sad but I cant change what women like so it is what it is.

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Jan 19, 2022 - 7:36am
DF - MBRMassive, what's your opinion? Comment below:

no then the response would have been:

"You're absolutely right that purely due to your race and height you can't get laid. According to "x" study by the CCP, they found that 112% of the time....let me get back to you with a link, but the point is, fuck donald trump". 

Jan 18, 2022 - 11:51am
QualsBitch, what's your opinion? Comment below:

***You don't exist in the upper echelons of the dating market.

Set your sights lower. You're right, no average height+ white girl in financial services will look at you, unless you're worth mid-8 figs+. But they're not the entire pool, or even close. You're going to have to flex a bit (/lot) on looks and or status.

Jan 18, 2022 - 2:47pm
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Ever considered moving to Miami?

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Jan 19, 2022 - 7:14am
dutchduke, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Jesus was around your height so don't even sweat it my friend.  Agree with other posters, try Houston or Miami.  Louisiana  also has shorter people in general due to the Italian and French heritage.  You seem to have a lot going for you.  

Jan 19, 2022 - 9:08pm
GramReaper, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agreed with others on this thread, time to put yourself out there. There's no doubt someone out there for you and your cat, when you're ready. 👊🏻

Jan 18, 2022 - 1:43pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah I've lived alone for 7 years now, it has been pretty sweet. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jan 18, 2022 - 1:49pm
MonkeyNoise, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Cant imagine living with roomates by late 20s, especially early 30s - unless you live in a place culturally where it's normal (NYC, SF). At a certain point it definitely is weird, and becomes VERY annoying in dating life if you pull tail frequently.

It's key having friends that you can see when you want but have that time off when you get home. Other than that sharing a space with friends gets old pretty fast

Jan 18, 2022 - 6:59pm
Fintech is Fun, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I grew up as an only child and have had a 1br/studio since senior year of college. Before that I did a 3br with 6 guys (2 per room) and it was an exhausting few years. When I want to see friends now I go see them. I have people over for dinner parties or pregames when I feel like it. When people show up unannounced my doorman stops them. If I want absolute mayhem, I can simply step outside (midtown Manhattan) and when I want tranquility I just go home. I think it comes down to the people you live with, but I have no interest in having less "exciting" friends, even if it means we can't live together. A tough-love compromise.

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Jan 19, 2022 - 3:50am
Kevin25, what's your opinion? Comment below:

so I can:

1) bring girls

2) have privacy and decide what I do and when (if I wanna stay up all night, I can; if I wanna sleep during the day, I can; etc.).

I am actually considering moving together with my girlfriend, but she snores, and I am a light sleeper, so I'm not sure. And probably won't be able to bring other girls then as well.

Jan 19, 2022 - 11:12am
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If snoring is a huge issue now, do you expect to be married and live together separately?

Also if the reason she snores is a weight issue... get her to the gym lol

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Jan 19, 2022 - 1:18pm
jarstar1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I can watch TV whenever I want (which is actually a pretty big deal for me, I watch a lot of movies and often very spur of the moment), not having to be social when I'm off of work, don't have to worry about noise/music (either from other people or my own concern about bother a roommate), I get to hang my art on the walls, etc.

Jan 19, 2022 - 2:04pm
CarsnWatches, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Mid/late twenties here and living alone is the best. Sometimes I think about all the money I could save with a roommate, but that is the only pro I see. I lived with roommates all through college and for a year after. Then had a girlfriend move in for 3 years. Now being single in a new city I wouldn't have it any other way.

Jan 19, 2022 - 5:31pm
GramReaper, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you can afford it, I'd highly recommend living alone (or with a romantic partner). Otherwise, you have to make sure the other person is clean, respectful, responsible, etc. If you're craving interaction outside of work, meet up with friends, join a gym/club, get a pet, or pick up a hobby.

Jan 21, 2022 - 12:20am
houseplant, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Never going back. Ended up very good friends with my last set of roommates two years ago but Im considering two bedrooms if/when I shack up with someone. Sleep is important and scare at times, I don't want that messed with. Obviously I'm introverted, if I get lonely I can see friends/get dinner/go out (aka I feel good about my social support system) but the the freedom to do whatever I want is great.

Jan 25, 2022 - 1:51pm
Pizz, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Are you in your late 20's if I may ask? What if you eventually want to settle down? 

Apr 15, 2022 - 4:06pm
Nitrogenesis, what's your opinion? Comment below:

24 now and about to move in to my own place in a few weeks. Have lived with roommates and after college for 3 years. It's nice having people constantly around but honestly in a way different place in life then my roommates. Have known each other for years but they are still living the frat days and it is kind of exhausting to be around. On top of that a clean person and our house always gets trashed. 

Been starting to wonder if it is going to be extremely lonely/if I am isolating myself from my friends by choosing to go and live on my own. To counter that though I am always fine with driving whatever distance to see friends or do things so it should not be that much of an issue. Really looking forward to having my own space where I can call my own and be able to setup the layout the way I want. 

Apr 19, 2022 - 3:52pm
Nitrogenesis, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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