Why you SHOULD live with your best friend in college


Jenna Wiley, Editor-in-Chief

We’ve all heard the horror stories of two best friends becoming mortal enemies after deciding to live with each other in college. Most people will strongly recommend you to NOT live together and that it will just ruin a great friendship but I honestly disagree. I’m a senior in college and I’m on my third year of living with my childhood best friends (twins) and if anything, it has made our friendship stronger. There are 10 pros I have compiled for you if you are thinking of making the jump.

There is a sense of familiarity

When you move into a new city it’s a nerve-wracking thing! Having your best friend to come home to at the end of an extra tough day can make everything seem better. Also, not to mention that you can truly be yourself around them unlike if you were stuck with a stranger in a dorm.

Decorating is a lot easier

At least in my situation, me and my best friends have almost the exact some home decor style. This makes decorating common areas so much easier and less expensive. You can all pitch in for some fairy lights or some cute posters and everyone benefits.

You can cry at TV shows freely

Everyone loves a good cry from a movie or TV show. Imagine being caught sobbing on the couch by someone you don’t know that well, embarrassing! And if you’re best friends, you are bound to have some shows you both like so you have a shoulder to cry on.

Holding each other accountable

It’s easier to hold someone accountable if you know them better. If it’s wanting to skip class or not putting the dishes away, you won’t be scared to speak up and hold each other accountable.

You’ll always have someone for a midnight snack

Whether it’s a trip Cook-Out, McDonald’s, or a midnight ice cream run, you are both always ready to grab food together even if its the 5th time that week. No matter what time it is, every trip in the car is a concert, and getting food is just another excuse to scream One Direction together.

You’ll always have someone to vent to

Having someone just down the hall from you that you can go see when you’re feeling anxious or sad is truly a lifesaver. And if it’s your best friend you don’t have to hold anything back. You can always rely on them to tell you how it is, not just what you want to hear either.

Double your wardrobe

To be fair, this only works if you are around the same size clothes and shoes that you are to your best friend but when you are the same size, magic happens. Don’t have shoes that go with that outfit? Go down the hall. Need some cute earring? Walk 10 feet.

Sharing food

Okay, so maybe not everything. But only having to buy one carton of eggs or one gallon of milk really adds up. Not to mention grocery shopping doesn’t feel like a chore when you get to bring your best friend along.

Not as homesick

Living with a long-term best friend is essentially living with a family member. Yes, of course you are going to miss your family and friends from back home but having your best friend with you is like having a piece of home with you, no matter where you are.

Going home at the end of the day is a good thing

Going home is never a dreaded thing. You know you are going to be met with love and someone who will let you tell them about your day. Living with your best friend is great, and I dread the day I have to live in the real world without mine