Shows About Roommates Adventures
The Big Bang Theory isn’t the only TV show that revolves around the daily lives and adventures of roommates. There are other shows such as Friends and Odd Couple that take similar story patterns. One thing that can be seen in all these shows is how staying with a person who you are not related to or involved in a romantic relationship with can be quite entertaining at different points.
Evidence even highlights that the sort of experience gotten from living with roommates may actually increase people’s skills when it comes to dealings with romantic partners. In a recently published article, Allie Voupe recorded how a delay in the age of having first marriage, the increase in housing cost as well as students loan debt have made several young adults resort to living with someone they do not have a romantic relationship with.
- Evidence even highlights that the sort of experience gotten from living with roommates may actually increase people’s skills when it comes to dealings with romantic partners
A study reveals that about one-quarter of those young adults falling within the age range of 18 years to 34 years are currently living with one roommate, which is nearly a 25% increase since 2005.
A sociologist, Jonathan Vespa who works at Census Bureau also found that although young adults consider finishing school valuable, and also know the value of having economic security before considering settling down, they are, however, finding getting that done more difficult than it was before.
A study shows that people who are living with roommates are likely to have a firmer financial footing as compared to young adults still living with parents. Although just one out of three of them still have a yearly income that is higher than $30,000.
Results Of Studies
Studies have also revealed that having to share bathroom and kitchen by two people can help prepare the individuals for a successful love life later. A while before the time of great recession, Cohabitation Nation interviewed two different categories of young adults.
One category comprised of people who lived with romantic partners in the middle class who also possessed college degrees and the other consisted of those who were in the service class and people in telemarketing retail, restaurant work and also the blue-collar job.
- Studies have also revealed that having to share bathroom and kitchen by two people can help prepare the individuals for a successful love life later.
They placed adverts for couples that had been living in the same place together for a minimum of three months. It was to their surprise that living together, particularly among those in the service class, did not automatically translate to living alone together. Specifically, 14 out of the total 30 couples in the service class category interviewed did move in together but had parents of the other partner, a sibling or even another roommate living with them. That was as compared to only a few middle-class couples.
Chances are high that considering the changes in the economy after the time when the review was conducted, the statistics of those living together would have increased.
Impact of Roommate Experience
For the college educated, most of them lived only with people they were romantically involved with. However, a lot of them said they had a sort of roommate experience maybe during and also immediately after college.
The evidence gotten showed that since they had once lived with friends, that made them become specific about things such as who gets to clean the floors or handle the dishes. It found that men falling in the middle class had a lower likelihood of reaching a compromise when it came to house chores. Also, they worked with equitable sharing when it came to some specific financial obligations and there were other skills they could have gotten by living with someone.
Whatever your roommate experience may be, either the pleasant or the not-so -pleasant ones, one thing to note is that there will surely be lessons you can learn from doing that.
Choosing to live with someone you are totally not related with has a way of forcing you to get better at handling difficult conversations, reaching compromises in dicey situations and also getting better at sharing space. These skills you pick up such as compromise, communication, expectations that are clearly defined as well as being able to retreat to a corner when the need arises can contribute to a successful friendship and also a romantic relationship.