Dating your roommate
And yet, the experts say that if that's really what your heart wants, it's not impossible to make it work.
"Just like dating any friend’s ex, yes, you can date someone your roommate previously dated if you follow certain parameters," Laurel House, celebrity dating and relationship coach and host of podcast, tells Elite Daily.
There's a reason people say it's "off limits." It’s just about respect, not to mention it can get really complicated.
But here's the thing: Sometimes, the heart doesn't make sense and it just wants what it wants.
Like, for instance, what if you fall for your roommate’s ex?
Is someone your roommate dated definitely off limits?
Leckie says that if you think it's worth it, you should "Do whatever you need to do.
You've bonded over the cleaning rota and stared adoringly at each other while dividing up the council tax. ‘Never have sex with someone you live with,’ a friend warned, as I pondered the loveliness of my new housemate’s swirly green eyes. Nobody wants to wake up in a hungover, post-coital haze to find their previous night’s mistake clipping nose hair in the communal bathroom.
“It would be more acceptable if it was a very casual dating situation feel about your potential love interest is really even strong enough to make them worth pursuing.
“You don’t want to make your roommate feel awkward or uncomfortable in their own home.
You would likely also want to limit the PDA unless of course your roommate is again, 100 percent unaffected by it,” says Leckie.
If you know your feelings aren't strong, or that it’s just lust without the potential of going the distance, the risk-reward ratio may convince you to give this relationship a pass before it even gets started.
However, if you think it has a real chance of going somewhere serious, then it’s time to take some action — it’s time to talk to your roommate about what you're feeling.