359 Best Questions to ask Potential Roommates (to Find Out)

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Questions to ask Potential Roommates about Work and Education

  1. Do you work on the weekends too?
  2. What do you do for a living?
  3. What organizations are you planning on joining?
  4. What’s your daily schedule like?
  5. How would you prioritize the following: Work, rest, play, clean?
  6. Do you have any other monetary commitments to worry about other than rent?
  7. Are there any clubs/organizations that you would potentially want us to try together, as roommates?
  8. What extracurriculars were you a part of in high school? Sports? Clubs?
  9. What time do you begin your work?
  10. Are you working from home?
  11. What’s your career plan? 
  12. What was your high school experience like?
  13. What is your occupation?
  14. What does your class schedule look like?
  15. What are your study habits like?
  16. Are there any specific campus buildings you would like your dorm to be close to?
  17. What are your plans for the next six months to a year?
  18. What is your major?
  19. What are you most excited about for life at college?
  20. What future career do you see yourself having?
  21. What’s Your Net Monthly Income?
  22. Do you have emergency savings to help you pay the bills?
  23. What is your work history?
  24. Would you prefer to study in the room or in a separate space?
  25. Are you playing any sports at school?
Questions to ask Potential Roommates about Work and Education

Questions to ask Potential Roommates about House Habits

  1. Do you do the dishes after a meal?
  2. How would you feel about having a chore chart?
  3. Are there any chores that you love to do?
  4. Do you mind a little clutter?
  5. Do you need to set loud alarms to get out of bed?
  6. How often do you do your laundry?
  7. What are your cleaning habits and routines?
  8. Do you wash the dishes immediately after a meal or leave them for later?
  9. Do you need total darkness?
  10. What are some chores that you hate to do?
  11. How often do you cook?
  12. How long do you plan to stay?
  13. Are you 100% against dishes left in the sink?
  14. Do you drink or smoke?
  15. Are you an organized person?
  16. How neat or messy are you?
  17. What time do you wake up?
  18. What time do you go to bed?
  19. What’s your worst habit?
  20. What food do you plan on keeping in the room?
  21. How often do you take out the trash?
  22. What do you need to sleep? 
  23. What is your typical routine?
  24. If we have a TV in the room, do you prefer to sleep with it on or off?
  25. If cleaning is not your thing, would you be willing to pitch in for a cleaning service?
Questions to ask Potential Roommates about House Habits

Questions to ask Potential Roommates Interests and Hobbies

  1. What’s your favorite food?
  2. What do you do when you’re stressed?
  3. What are your hobbies?
  4. What items will you be bringing with you for the shared living spaces?
  5. What’s your favorite cuisine to eat?
  6. What do you like to do after work? On the weekends?
  7. What’s your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc.?
  8. If you could meet someone from history, who would you want to meet and why?
  9. Would you consider making dinner with your roommates on occasions?
  10. What do you like to do for fun?
  11. What kind of food and snacks do you like to eat?
  12. How often do you travel?
  13. Would you like to go out and do activities with your roommates or not?
  14. What’s your favorite meal to cook?
  15. Are there any items you would want to share, such as a TV or mini fridge?
  16. What do you think about shopping for groceries together or sharing storage space?
  17. Do you enjoy hosting?
  18. What shows  do you like to watch?
  19. Do you have pets?
  20. Do you plan on going home for holidays?
  21. How would you describe yourself socially?
  22. Is socializing a priority for you at college?
  23. What’s your idyllic apartment vibe/aesthetic?
  24. What’s your favorite way to relax?
  25. Do you plan on exercising and/or going to the gym?
Questions to ask Potential Roommates Interests and Hobbies

Questions to ask Potential Roommates about Friends, Family, and Relationships

  1. Are you in a romantic relationship?
  2. Do you usually invite friends over or stay out late? 
  3. What’s your dating life like?
  4. Do you have any beliefs that may come into conflict with others in the apartment?
  5. Would you like to hang out with your roommates?
  6. How often will you have visitors coming over?
  7. Do you expect to have overnight visitors?
  8. What are your friends like?
  9. How often do you have friends over? 
  10. Do you think you are going to feel homesick?
  11. What’s your relationship like with your mother and father?
  12. Are you in any romantic relationships?
  13. Will they stay in our apartment overnight?
  14. Do you have any experience with roommates?
  15. Will you have visitors frequently?
  16. What’s the kindest thing a previous roommate has done for you?
  17. What Were Some of Your Living Challenges with Past Roommates?
  18. How important is it to know your neighbors?
  19. Do you have older friends who already go to this college?
  20. What is your privacy policy regarding guests?
  21. Are you religious?
  22. Would you want to set a guest curfew?
  23. Are you planning on being in a long distance relationship while at school?
  24. Are you still friends with your old roommates?
  25. Have you ever had to ask a roommate to cover rent for you?
Questions to ask Potential Roommates about Friends, Family, and Relationships

Fun Questions to ask Potential Roommates

  1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how modest are you?
  2. How do you feel about pets?
  3. What is the best means of approach to make a request?
  4. Are you introverted or extroverted?
  5. Where are you from?
  6. Do you want to coordinate room decor?
  7. If you were willing to go to prison for 15 years for a single crime, what would that crime be?
  8. Do you have a car or reliable transportation?
  9. What was your hometown like?
  10. Who did you vote for?
  11. Do you plan on going home on weekends?
  12. Anything else I should know about you?
  13. How do you feel about sharing?
  14. If you could name one place that would sum up the vibe of your home, what would it be?
  15. Do you think we’d get along?
  16. What are the most and least stressful days of the week?
  17. What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday night?
  18. What colors were you planning on incorporating into your side of the room?
  19. Do you think we’d get along well?
  20. What’s your ideal indoor temperature?
  21. Do you believe in past lives? If so, who were you in your last lifetime?
  22. What would your former landlord and/or roommate say about you?
  23. Are you into video games?
  24. Are you looking to be close friends with your roommate, or do you prefer to keep your lives separate?
  25. Would you describe yourself as being independent?
Fun Questions to ask Potential Roommates

Deep Questions to ask Potential Roommates

  1. What Are You Willing to Pay for the Best Room?
  2. Is this your first time living with a roommate?
  3. What are your deal breakers? Pet peeves?
  4. What do you do when you’re stressed, sad, or grieving?
  5. Do you mind if I drink or smoke?
  6. What are your views on COVID-19 precautions?
  7. What’s Your Credit Score?
  8. Have you ever been arrested? 
  9. Do you have food restrictions or any allergies?
  10. Do you lean more conservative or liberal?
  11. Are you on a special diet?
  12. Have you ever lived with a roommate before? 
  13. How do you get around?
  14. How much is your current rent? 
  15. What does “alone time” look like for you?
  16. What’s your confrontation style?
  17. Do you have any references?
  18. What Furniture and Decorations Do You Plan to Bring?
  19. Have you ever struggled to pay rent on time?
  20. Do you smoke marijuana?
  21. Are you OK splitting utilities evenly?
  22. Can you put part of the deposit down?
  23. How do you decompress after a long day? 
  24. What’s the max you can spend on rent?
  25. How will you pay for rent?

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Questions to ask Potential Roommates about House Habits

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