In the quest to find ourselves a new house mate, some friends brought around a mate of theirs who is looking for somewhere to live. He has had to turn the room down because his furniture won’t fit in the room. My house mate commented as soon as he’d left that he’d make a better date for me than flat mate. He was pretty nice, I have to say and cute too.

Her comments got me thinking, a mate from school just got married to a girl he started sharing a place with as housemates at uni but more developed and then they were in love. Would you let something more develop if you were sharing a house with someone or would you keep it platonic because of the proximity?