<p>Hey guys! I have been a long time observer here on CC but never created an account until one.</p>

<p>I had a question about roommates.</p>

<p>Should I get a random assigned roommate and risk them being crazy or meet someone on the internet?</p>

<p>I think the latter one takes out all the fun but also having someone you can become best friends with is nice.</p>

<p>Brutal honest northwestern freshman here: DO NOT pick roomies online or on fbook. Most of them the time they work out badly here. I have a friend who hated her roomie off fbook so badly that she is switching dorms this quArter.</p>

<p>I got a random roomie. We aren't friends, we never hang out, we don't even talk to each other, but we live together quite well. Living together is the only thing you should be concerned about. And the NU roomie survey will ask you about sleeping, noise habits, etc.</p>

<p>^Texan has it right. I did not like my Freshman roommate- he was tolerable, but not a good roommate at all. </p>

<p>But in my dorm I met my best friend, and lived with him the next year, and then again senior year (we were both planning to be abroad at varying times junior year). You don't need to be best friends with your roommate, and in fact, oftentimes you will find you don't like your friends anymore if you have to live with them.</p>

<p>Whether you go random or find your roomie online, there is an equal chance of disaster. You may end up loving or hating them either way. So, I would advise everyone to go random. Don't waste your time searching for the perfect roommate --you can better tell how a person is in the first minute of talking to them than stalking their profile incessantly. Online profiles can tell you absolutely nothing of their true character. Anyways, you are bound to run into a few roommate "issues" your freshman year.. wouldn't it be much less awkward to have a disagreement with someone you aren't best friends with and don't care much about?</p>

<p>Go random -- at least then, if you hate your roommate, you won't feel personally responsible for having "chosen" him/her...</p>

<p>Who knows :P I think I may pick someone from my school...</p>