The Pros And Cons Of Living With Your Best Friend

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Updated on 4 Sep, 2018 at 1:41 pm


When we take that first awkward step into adulthood and find our own place to live, who better to do it with than your best friend. She has known you pretty much your entire life. You share clothes, gossip, and to some extent, even each other’s parents! You have shared heart breaks over drinking, discussed your latest crushes, and even been each other’s wing-women. But before you do take the big step of moving in with one another, take a look at our list of what makes for the best and worst of having your roommate also be your best friend.


You already know that before a morning cup of coffee, the “Silence is Golden” rule is strictly applicable. You know what the other likes and detests when it comes to food.

Don’t have anything exciting to wear for your new date on Saturday? Don’t fear, your best friend/roommate is here. Closet Gods, we thank you for our bestie!

You don’t have to be worried about living with some stranger, who you probably suspect escaped from an asylum somewhere and is probably wanted for murder.

You are each other’s support system. Got bad grades in college? Have a new crush? Had a huge culinary disaster in the kitchen? You best friend is there for support.


Since your support system is already in place, and you both are super comfortable around one another, it may make you feel less eager to meet new people and make new friends.

And the inevitable arguments. It could be on something as small as leaving hair in the bathroom drain to just being a plain old slob.

Since the both of you now live together, there is just no way that either of you can take a break from one another, especially if you’re not living in your hometown.


But don’t just take our advice. Go out, get a flat and ask your best friend to move in with you. There might be pitfalls along the way, but when push comes to shove, you will always have each other’s backs and won’t let the other one down. So get off your chair, call your best friend and make the plans for moving in together.