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Responding To Roommate Matches

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Do I have to respond to every roommate response?

Responding To Roommate Matches

You can access the best online roommate search in the world, but it won't do you any good if you come across as uninterested or vague. After all, your search for a roommate has to involve contact with potential matches, and that means you're going to have to keep your eyes peeled to whatever email address you left. Whether you need a roommate urgently or not doesn't matter. People, like you, are very busy and when you don't respond to a phone call or email, that potential roommate will soon move on believing that you've already found someone, or no longer need a roommate.

Sure, it's going to take a little bit of work on your part, but do you really want to miss out on the perfect roommate who might just be sitting there waiting to hear from you? Responding to every potential roommate doesn't mean you have to see and interview all of them. All a response requires is a confirmation as to whether you got their email or phone message, and whether or not you'd be interested in meeting with them. That's all! Unless you happen to get a response that's particularly creepy (sometimes you have to use your common sense), treat every prospective roommate with respect and fairness. It's not necessary to tell the person why you don't want to proceed to the interview stage (if that's the case), just tell them you don't need a roommate anymore. The important thing is to let them know so that they don't waste time waiting for you, when they could be searching elsewhere.

   

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