10 Types of Roommates Everyone Has in Their Twenties

Roommates – can’t live with them, can’t live without them. That’s what they say, right? I wish I could tell you some horrendously funny story about a terrible roommate of mine but sadly, I don’t, but I’d love to hear yours! Through some of my roommate experiences and picking my friends brains, I have come down to ten different types of roommates that everyone has in their early twenties.

10 Types of Roommates Everyone Has in Their Twenties

The Slob

Your apartment has been hit by a deadly tornado and no matter where you go, you’re picking up debris and personal items. Forget asking your roommate to wash the dishes, you know better than that, it’ll be done quicker if you just do it for yourself. The things you dint around your apartment make you want to gag, no wonder why you haven’t brought your boyfriend of 6-months back to your apartment yet.

The Partier

They are drunk 24/7 – during the week and on the weekends. Don’t you have to study for? Maybe its time for you to chill out, drink some water, and go to bed. You would consider them the life of the party when it’s acceptable to drink, so how can you hate them too much (even if they are super obnoxious and leave chip crumbs everywhere)?

The Sex Enthusiast

There’s a constant stream of people in and out of your apartment at odd hours of the night and then you finally realize what’s going on. You think they could keep it in their pants long enough so that you don’t have to go to bed with your headphones in, but nope. You start to make this game of theirs into your own drinking game and quickly you become the drinker of the household.

The Cry Baby

What are we going to cry about today? Running of of chips or the bug I just stepped on and killed? Seeing people cry already makes you cringe enough and now you’re living with your adult sized baby that you constantly have to tip toe around because you do not want to trigger any tears. Make sure to keep extra boxes of tissues around.

The Swiper

Swiper no swiping! Whether it’s your clothes, your food, or even your cleaning supplies, the swiper has no limitations. They feel the need to take any and all of your things whenever they so do desire, without asking. You think it’s a good idea to start setting human traps to catch them before they start swiping, but then you remember you could get in trouble for adult-napping.

What is your problem?

The Academic

Study, study, study, let’s all get A’s. Everything in their lives revolve around academics. They insist that there academics are their future and if they don’t get good grades now, they fail at life. They love being involved on campus, they love volunteering, and pretty much anything else that builds their resume. On the weekends you try to pour vodka down their throat to loosen them up but you always fail since you’re not an academic.

The Neat Freak

The best present you could ever buy them is a variety of cleaning supplies. If their magazines have been moved a quarter of an inch, you bet that they will notice. Don’t even think about leaving your dishes in the sink for too long because you are guaranteeing your lovely roommate a panic attack Don’t ever allow the neat freak and the slob in the same room because sh*t will go down.

The Clinger

They want to do everything you do, wear everything you wear, and have everything you have. They basically just love you and your life so much that they can’t get enough and want to spend every waking second with you. Sometimes you might want to shake them off and be like, YO BACK OFF! But you can’t because they would be heartbroken and probably cry and don’t like cry babies.

The Noisemaker

They are loud and they are ruthless about it. They do not care about what huge test you’re drudging for or what your sleep schedule is – they love being noisy. 1AM rolled around and they’re banging pots and pants in the kitchen. You’re studying for a big test? Don’t worry, they’ll be blaring their music all afternoon no matter how many times you tell them to quiet down. Forget asking them to take their shoes off at the door, they want to stomp around in the kitchen until you simply can’t take it anymore. Time to invest in some ear plugs.

What are some of your worst roommate experiences?
XO, Rach

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  1. November 23, 2015 / 7:12 PM

    Uh oh, I think I was guilty of a few of these back in college–specifically the slob, haha. Luckily my other roommates were close friends of mine and didn't mind giving me crap until I cleaned. 😀

  2. November 23, 2015 / 8:14 PM

    I'm pretty sure I've had most of those roomies lol and I think I've been a few of those myself, lol

  3. November 23, 2015 / 9:00 PM

    That's always so good! I'm guilty of a couple as well, but I would consider myself more of a little of each instead of one specific roommate!

    XO, R

  4. November 23, 2015 / 9:01 PM

    I've been a little of each type, but nothing too damaging to my roommates!

    XO, R

  5. November 24, 2015 / 9:38 AM

    Yes! Can't we all!!!?

    XO, R

  6. November 24, 2015 / 9:38 AM

    It's a lot sometimes!

    Xo, R

  7. November 26, 2015 / 3:56 PM

    This brought back some memories! Not every moment with my roommates was the best but at the end of the day I love (most) of them and wouldnt trade those moments.

  8. November 27, 2015 / 1:44 PM

    It's definitely a learning experience, for sure!

    XO, R

  9. Kadie
    February 10, 2016 / 2:36 PM

    Leah Souris.

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