My current roommate is getting married soon and as a result I am back to the painful task of finding a new roommate or a new place to live. With the disconnection that I have been experiencing added with the fact that pretty much everyone I know is already married, finding a roommate seems to be a nearly impossible task. As I have been looking around online for apartments, I decided to check out the roommate-finder websites as well. As I set up a basic profile to be able to search through the list of other individuals looking for roommates, I quickly realized that most guys looking for roommates explicitly list that they are only interested in straight men for roommates. So what do I do? I am gay. I am not pursuing any form of a gay relationship. I recognize that most guys wouldn’t even know I was gay unless I tell them. Do I lie or simply omit the very minor detail that I am gay?
At this point I am tempted to find a small place for my self, pay the ridiculous $1100+ for a one bedroom and attempt to live alone for the first time. I know living alone is not the healthiest option for me. At the same time, I know in the inevitable future I will be living on my own so perhaps now is the time to tackle this and learn to adapt.