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So, I'm sure we can all agree that sleeping with a housemate is (for the most part) a bad idea. 

It's messy, it's awkward, and it's more hassle than it's worth. 

But, that's not stopping us. 

A new study conducted by Web Blinds, which looked at the reasons why housemates split up, found that over 20 per cent of people admitted to having a sexual encounter with a house mate. 

They surveyed almost 3000 UK adults who had previously lived in shared accommodation and found that one in five had gotten frisky with a living partner at one stage or another. 

What's more, over half of those admitted that either themselves or their house mate had been in a relationship with someone else when the encounter took place.

According to Marie Claire, less than 25 per cent of these 'housemate-with-benefits' relationships led to an actual romance, and were actually noted as the second most popular reason a house share didn't work out.  

Unrequited love was another big one with one in ten participants admitting they had fallen for a house mate who didn't feel the same way. 

Check out top ten reason why housemates split below. 

1. My ex-housemate(s) were unhygienic /messy 

2. I had a sexual encounter with an ex-housemate that made living together awkward 

3. I argued/fell out with my ex-housemate(s)

4. My ex-housemate(s) were bad with money and didn’t keep up to date with rent/bills

5. My ex-housemate(s) were too loud/noisy 

6. I didn’t like my ex-housemate(s) friends/partner 

7. I began to develop unreciprocated romantic feelings for a housemate 

8. My ex-housemate(s) invaded my privacy too often 

9. My ex-housemate(s) stole from me 

10.My ex-housemate(s) got a pet I couldn’t live with 



Living with strangers is tricky.

And unless you're exceptionally fortunate, you will, at some point, find yourself sharing a fridge, a bathroom and a remote control with people you don't know from Adam.

Friends and New Girl would have you believe that this period in your life is something to celebrate, but that's not always the case.

While firm friendships have, indeed, been forged while bitching about a landlord, there's no denying that shacking up with strangers isn't for the fainthearted.

And here are just ten signs you're officially done with the people you live with.

1. The sound of their key in the lock gives you the same sense of dread as the Sunday Night Blues.

Deciding that you'd rather sit in your room (with very, very spotty Wi-Fi access) instead of asking about their day is a sign you need to heave-ho.

"Jesus Christ, it's them. I'm going to have to go to bed at 5pm."

2. Their name flashing up on your phone immediately sparks butterflies (and not in a good way).

Assuming you've done wrong by your flatmate every time they text you is enough to send anyone over the edge.

"It's her! It's probably about the electricity bill! Or the internet bill! Someone get me a gin."

3. Their food touching your food in the fridge makes you irrationally angry.

When the way they store their food begins to impact on your mental wellbeing, you may want to start scouting out new places to live.

"His manky bolognaise is practically molesting my Tupperware. I literally can't live like this."

4. You no longer feel you can have a normal conversation with them.

The sound of their voice in the hall makes you want to abseil out the top window than bump into them.

"If I don't move a muscle, she'll never know I'm up here."

5. Hearing that they're planning a weekend away from the house is your new Christmas morning.

From the moment they drop the news, you begin planning how you'll spend those blissful 48 hours of freedom.

"And what time will you be back, precisely? You know, just curious."

6. You find any opportunity to spend time anywhere other than the place you pay rent.

When staying late at work becomes preferable to a night on your own sofa, you need to start asking yourself some questions.

"I know the office cleaner better than my own roommate, and I'm OK with that."

7. You begin to think they're robbing from you, and the feeling is mutual.

When a level of mistrust develops between you and another person under the same roof, it's only a matter of time before someone bails.

"She thinks I robbed her conditioner, but I KNOW she robbed my dry shampoo."

8. You have to gird yourself before turning the lock in your front door.

You allow yourself a fleeting fantasy where you might find a note from them on the hall table telling you that they've moved out.

"Please don't be home. Please don't be home. Please don't be home."

9. You manage to prepare and cook your dinner in record time these days, just so you can avoid conversation.

Frantically dashing between your bedroom and the kitchen is the only way you move around your house anymore.

"Pretty sure this chicken isn't cooked, but I heard the garden gate swing open."

10. You broach the topic of moving back home a bit too often.

Chats with your mam on the phone have you longing for the days you could live a life devoid of heated exchanges about loud sex, unpaid bills and shampoo theft.

"Have you been missing me because I was thinking…."




Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss have taken their BFF status to a whole new level by moving in together!

Victoria’s Secret model  Karlie has moved into Taylor’s lavish Beverly Hills home and the pair are said to have been completely inseparable ever since!

After all of Taylor’s heartbreak – of which 1D star Harry Styles has a little to answer for –  she really wants her bestie nearby for moral support.

The singer was also not keen on living by herself in her massive mansion and asked Karlie to move in and keep her company. Of course, the model jumped at the chance!

Taylor wasted no time in sharing her fondness for her new housemate with her fans, posting a birthday message for the model on her Instagram account saying, ‘Happy 22nd birthday to @karliekloss, who is made out of 100% sunshine.’

Aw, sweet!



It’s often difficult to find that ideal living situation and even harder to find that ideal housemate. But when you do, the two of you just know that you are both going to be housemates forever:

Know each other delivery orders
You know each other’s orders off by heart. More importantly, you know when you desperately need to hear that phrase “fancy a Chinese?” Because it is literally what you’ve been thinking about all day.

Her family is your family
And vice versa. Whenever you’re on the phone to your mum, she always asks about your housemate and your housemate’s mum always thinks to send up some extra treats for you to have as well.

You have a routine
If she has a fella around, you know it’s a good idea to spend the rest of the evening in your room. But you don’t mind, because you know she would probably do the same for you.

Know too much
You both know way too much about each other. Seriously – way too much.

Best nights in/out
Whether it’s staying in or going out altogether, you two always have the best nights.