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Create the Perfect Roommate Finder Profile

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Create the Perfect Roommate Finder Profile

Never used a roommate finder site before? They are quick, convenient and confidential but like most things, the information you get back is only as good as what you put in. The key to using a roommate finder service is the profile. Use these quick tips to create a great profile:

  1. Be specific about what you need and desire. If you are allergic to cats then don't compromise; it will only end in frustration for everyone involved. Be sure to emphasize the really important issues. Most roommate finder sites like allow you to include personal notes, explanations and more in your profile.
  2. First impressions matter. If you are searching for a quiet, calm roommate that will allow you to study in peace and quiet then don't send the wrong message by posting your last party photos on you profile. Yes, they may be great pictures but it might send the wrong message. Instead, consider the type of roommate you are searching for and then make sure your own profile fits that example.
  3. Use photographs. The old adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words" is true when communicating online. What is cozy to you may be cramped to someone else and your favorite pet might look like a raging beast to others. Save time by adding clear pictures to your profile.



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