Remember the days when you would spend hours talking to your roommate late at night or simply grab your roommate at a moment’s notice to run out for a quick bite to eat? Well, maybe those days are not gone forever. Today, roommates for older adults are not so uncommon.
Across the nation, Baby Boomers are remembering the days of their youth and choosing to live them yet again, with a roommate by their side. These “Boommates” are not only saving money but also easing the burden of home maintenance – not to mention, forming lasting friendships along the way.
Nancy Schuna, a single 54 year-old woman in search of a roommate, says, “It’s a give and take. It’s helping each other and it’s caring for each other.” Whether divorced, widowed, or single, roommates like Schuna can find greater comfort in knowing they have someone who will always be there during their times of need, whatever those may be.
Roommates are a simple solution for combatting loneliness. Having a friend or two to live with will surely help maintain a better quality of life. While some may choose to live with friends they have known for years, others have moved in with compatible roommates they just met. Regardless, Boommates provide the everyday company many adults seek.
Two women living in San Francisco, Gloria Flores and Linda Clark, have formed a strong relationship since they moved into an apartment together. Gloria is very fond of her roommate and does not worry as often since she always has a friend by her side. “I could call her and she would bring me what I needed,” Gloria says of Linda, “I like knowing she’s around. We cooperate with each other.” Together, these women cook and eat meals, work on the bills, do the laundry, and even watch their favorite television shows.
Clearly, these roommates have it figured out: shared responsibility means less stress for all. Living with a friend not only releases the burden of home maintenance but also puts the mind at ease. After all, life is truly worth living when you’ve got someone to live it with!
Recently, several individuals have registered with Stitch in search of compatible roommates. Here at Stitch, we have successfully linked these roommates and continue to link partners and companions each day. Whether you are looking for a roommate, a golf buddy, or even just a friend to talk to, Stitch can make your wishes come true (through a secure, private system, of course). This is just a taste of the beauty of Stitch.
What are you looking for? A date, a travel partner, maybe just a friend? Sign up with us at Stitch, and we will help link you to other adults over 50 years old in your neighborhood who have the same interests as you. And the rest is up to you! To register for free (no more than 20 seconds, we promise), click here.
No one should have to go through life alone, and we have made it our mission to make sure of it!