Originally Posted by indesertum
nobody's saying you need roommates, but good roommates can really help. all i'm saying
a good roommate is like having a good wife. all through college and post grad I had this roommate who was the illegitimate son of a rich taipan (he had this ridiculous allowance from both sides of the family who used money as a way of showing affection) and we lived in some awesome assed apartments, split the bill on a cleaning lady/cook/ect. He always had a hot girlfriend and her friends around so in undergrad it was always easy to have fun/go out/get laid almost daily.
We're still great friends up to this day.
that can work, especially in expensive assed cities like San Francisco, or NYC. but still if you can afford a smaller place by yourself + a dog + regular dog walker and its still the same expenditures... then I personally would live by myself and the dog as a friend. I remember having a ton of fun in college, but damn some days you want to sit in your underwear and just chill out in front of the TV eating pizza.