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Hello CC-ers! I'm currently a first-year at college and need to start looking for off-campus housing for my second year.
I found this lovely Victorian house that's just at the edge of campus, close enough to my classes, right in the middle of the park, located near all the shops and the downtown ... it's perfect. And the rent is roughly a third of any other options I've seen.
However, the live-in landlord is in his middle forties. He is an alum of the college which I am attending. I'm seventeen (will be eighteen by next year) and female and look and act at least mature enough that a lady going on eighty asked if I was a very young-looking thirty. So I'm not too worried there.
I don't party excessively, drink, or smoke. I'm quiet and respectful of others. To this end, I feel I could get along with the man, so I sent him a request to meet to get to know each other better.
Do you think this is unwise? Parents, how would you feel about this situation? My parents are the ones who need the most convincing, as they are paying for everything. I feel like I would in fact prefer an older roommate so I could rely on them to have regular hours and not go wild with the partying, which I got out of my system back in high school. How should I go about talking about this with my parents?