Ok, here's the deal: I lived with a boyfriend for the past year. The relationship didn't work out, so now I am looking for a place on my own. The problem is that I really can't afford to live on my own in the area that I want to live in. I just figured I'd keep looking and my friend suggested I get a roommate. I am very anti-roommate just because I like my own space, my own stuff, and freedom to do whatever I want. I am 26 and feel like I'm past the whole roommate thing. I always thought I'd be married by now and I feel like looking for a roommate is kind of a step back in life when I already feel behind. I reluctantly signed up for roommates.com and I've gotten a few e-mails but nothing promising. So, I'm kind of down and out about what to do. Should I keep looking for something I can afford? Should I continue the roommate search even though I'd prefer not to have one? Have you used roommates.com or known anyone that has? Any words of encouragement or advice is welcome! Thanks!