I have just now started to look around for a new place to live, checking out a bunch of different apartments for Mission Viejo. I have been looking at several of them today and I found a couple of really nice places, but I am not thinking that they are really practical because of the cost. At least it would not be too easy for me to rent a place like that if it were on my own. You can obviously get a two bedroom place, which requires a roommate. That costs less than twice as much, so if you split the rent you are paying three fifths as much as if you were renting a single bedroom place. If you had two roommates and a three bedroom place, then you are going to end up paying about two fifths as much. The problem is that you need more than just a roommate, you need a good roommate,
It is not any good to get a roommate that does not do the main thing that you need one to do. They have to be both willing and able to pay their part of the obligations. You want to be able to get one that is going to be easy to get along with as well. No one needs to have a roommate that is going to make them miserable. For example I would not be able to tolerate a smoker, ever since I gave that up I just can not stand the stuff. I do not even like to smell it on people and there is not any chance I would stand for anyone smoking in the place that I am living. That just would not be tolerable. I do not mind if you drink, but getting drunk and being a boorish fool is different.