So a personality test, aimed at determining values, beliefs, characteristics and, ultimately, compatibility, is the first order of business for new members.
You can then peruse profiles of members who have been “pre-screened.” This approach leads to more suitable choices than one in which anyone can say whatever they want about themselves. open-to-all dating website, Ok Cupid relies on self-commentary and social interaction from those in its community.
Bonus: The agents at Triplemint are a delight to deal with.
Roomi, whose ads currently dominate your subway commute, allows users to check out profiles of prospective new, well, roomies, which include photos of not just the apartment, but the roommates themselves.
The heavily used and well organized forums are there for the viewing without even signing up.
Video and audio chat capabilities are also available.
You are probably also keenly aware that a bad roommate can tear your life to pieces.
A good roommate, on the other hand, can change your life for the better—providing a live-in friend with whom to share meals and throw parties.It also offers a high level of search customization; the Mutual Match function, for example, allows you to find people who are looking for someone like you.While viewing member profiles is free, a subscription is needed to contact someone (member conversations happen via email, chat and instant messaging). Harmony believes that a detailed member profile will result in a better match, one with more long-term potential.Once you’ve done that, Diggz uses an algorithm to show you 10 potential roommate matches, enabling you to “like” those with whom you feel you’d get along.UK-based Spare Room is slightly less convenient than other options in that users must enter a specific zip code to search an area they’re interested in, and bios are more focused on the apartment itself than the people who live there.In fact, the company announced earlier this year that it had acquired Symbi, which had a similar compatibility-focused ethos described by its founders as "for the roommate world." Diggz requires you to sign in using either Facebook or your email address, and then asks you to create a profile.