Reminds me of an experience I had on the other end of an apartment sharing breakup. I lived with my ex-boyfriend, and was shocked to learn that just a month after our breakup he had already invited his new girlfriend to move into the apartment I use to share with him. Even worse, 3 months after that they eloped on the rooftop of the building!! I guess the ghosts of relationships past don't haunt everyone!
Things Fall Apart: Living Alone in a Space After a Breakup
|5/20/13 3:00 PM|
I went through a series of Craigslist sublets after a breakup about 2 years ago, and the best advice I ever got was the opposite of what you might think - which was to try NOT to stand out too much. I had been meeting dozens of people, found a few apartments I totally loved, and continued not to be selected as a subletter (and I'd say I'm a very normal, employed, likable mid-twenties female). A friend of mine who had gone through a similar experience advised me that really what people are looking for is someone who is not too intrusive, whose energy doesn't dominate when sharing a space, but is friendly and normal. I took her advice, and instead of trying to be particularly charming/funny/interesting when I met people, I toned it down. I gave a fairly straightforward picture of my life and habits, without rambling on, and I asked responsible questions about bills and the landlord. And what do you know, the second I took her advice, pretty much every place I saw for a few days ended up getting offered to me. Kind of like dating, the less hard you seem to be trying, the more other people will feel comfortable with you, no?
How To Stand Out At Dreaded Roomate Open Houses? Good Questions
|9/12/12 12:10 PM|
Chaos Cooking is another great one that's just started expanding in NY area and beyond. 've been to a number of their events since they first started a few years back and made quite a few new acquaintances and friends. They do potluck style dinners and bring together a really fun crowd of 20s/30s creative types. I http://www.chaoscooking.com/about
Have Dinner, Make New Friends
|7/11/12 12:19 PM|
http://www.etsy.com/shop/aeonia is my favorite! really incredible prints and other work. I have three of her posters hanging in my apartment.
Our Favorite Etsy Stores â€” And Tell Us Yours! Roundup | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
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