With casual sex on the rise and the help of on-demand online dating, the question, “Can guys and girls be just friends? Dave Matthews answers this question on point: “A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other.
They want to see their potential partner as someone who can hold down a home on their own. As a woman in her 30s, I cannot wholeheartedly advocate living with a “boy.” I live with a man. Having cohabitated with a long-term boyfriend, my best friend, relative strangers, my twin sister, and my very favorite roommate of all—myself—nothing shocked me more than the cold realization that my deeply introverted, wildly proud loner self found my current situation, that of living with a platonic male friend, to be the preferred scenario.Having a roommate could mean less spontaneous intimacy or unnecessary drama.It’s natural for someone new entering the picture to consider if they want to deal.“According to Him & Her” will address Rule 263: “In this economy it’s nothing wrong with a grown ass man or woman having a roommate” in Friday’s episode.
While having a roommate may not be a deal breaker for some, there are a few factors to consider. it’s practically the norm for mid-career level adults to have a roommate, if not two or three.
I say it's not, since it is not a good witness and goes against what we all profess about couples not living together before marriage. What if a single young guy and girl who attend their campus ministry meetings want to move in together "just as roommates"? "Well, the two of you shouldn't do that, because it looks bad, but if you can find about 3 or 4 other guys or girls it's OK." Huh?
Christians who believe it's OK to have opposite-sex roommates or housemates (we'll leave cohabiting for another time) have made two very significant mistakes in their thinking.
My male friend has a girlfriend, but the rest of the young men and the woman are all single.
I say that unmarried men and women should not live together, whether they are dating, cohabitating or just roommates.
I seem to be the only one in my Bible study with this opinion.