From what I can tell, my neighbors (a pair of bachelors) have a system where one does most to all of the house/yard work to pay his rent.
It wouldn't surprise me if you found someone, but probably another dude.
Just stick to your guns on that point. No one knows oneself better than oneself.
I see what he is getting at, but ive seen more than a few soldiers completely emotionally destroyed by a unfaithful wife/gf at home, or a wife/GF at home who cleans out the bank account and etc etc.
Frankly ive seen that take more good soldiers out of the fight than legitimate combat actions.
50% of it is just having a cute girl to glance at when i get home, one that at least pretends to give a shit about me...even if pretending it would be nice.
After working with a buunch of crude, smelly, manly men all day seeing a cutsie chick is nice.
Actually, now that I think about it, hiring someone to do this without being a live-in might be a better solution. Pay her to come to your house a few times a week to clean dishes and do laundry and make dinner for you. It might be more expensive but to me, that gets rid of the awkwardness.
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I think a friendship typoe deal would develop as long as you dont put it to foreward or anything.
Well, the only thing you can really do is advertise for something like this in a local paper or school paper. If the rent is fairly cheap, you'll get a lot of takers. The challenge is....finding the right one. You could easily interview 100 people and not find a single person that would fit what you want.
2nd thing, you can't force a relationship, which it almost sounds like what you want in your roommate. Requiring an almost "date" night out is a bit much. Maybe having a meal ready and cleaning up could be part of the "lease agreement" but that would be about it.
Honestly, it almost sounds like you want a mom-type around who will cook for you can clean for you. Maybe a retired 50ish grandma type that has all the time in the world and no obligations like school and friends, etc... to get in the way.
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Also, if you think You are going to avoid all the emotional attachment associated with a girlfriend with this scenario I think you are being kind of naive. You are looking for someone to basically be a surrogate wife with out all the attachments. Someone who is into the things you are into and willing to spend time with you. Dude, that is like the straight up definition of a girlfriend.
Really if you think you can spend 6 months with someone who is into the same things you are and NOT form an emotional attachment then you are in for some hurtin. Lack of sex is moot.
Seriously, just keep eating wendy's for dinner and wait till you come back, then look for a GF.
Get a grip man! It's CHEESE!
Why don't you rent the room out for a reasonable price and use the money to hire someone to come in and clean / do washing once or twice a week.
As for meals. Keep it simple when you don't have the time. Throw some meat on the bbq and just have nuke some frozen vegetables.