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How to Live With the Opposite Sex

Living with someone of the opposite sex and of no romantic interest? Let the good times roll! If you’ve ever been curious about the habits, thoughts, and lifestyle of your opposite sex- you’re about to find out. Obviously not every man or woman is alike but there are a few subtleties and living habits most of us share. Here is what to expect and how to live with the opposite sex.

Weird objects in the bathroom
You will find funny looking gadgets in the bathroom. You may even feel inclined to play with them! Don’t assume you know the purpose of each item- you’ve been warned! The massive cone shaped device with small prong protruding is actually not a medieval torture device, it’s a blow-out brush (that means she uses it for her hair). The weird buzzing tool that sits on a charger is to get rid of his nose hairs. The opposite sex is exposed to whole new world of bath and beauty products, it’s kind of intriguing.

Different health foods
Quinoa? Creatine? Your opposite sex roommate will have different concoctions they call health foods. You’ll still bond over pizza but it doesn’t hurt to ask her what a power bowl with acai and quinoa is. Or learning why he takes amino acids and creatine. The health pantry in your apartment will certainly be diverse.

Built in party
A guy and girl living together in a platonic situation makes having a little party easier and convenient. Both of you inviting a handful of friends makes for a perfect mix. He in charge of the dudes, she the dudettes. Double the hosts, double the fun.

Insight on the opposite sex
For those nights you make it to sitting down with a glass of Pinot and a Corona you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the each other struggles and successes. Both men and woman face societal, family, and work pressure but experience it differently. When you live with the opposite sex you gain insight to very contrasting perspective.

It may not always feel like the best scenes from the “New Girl” but living with the opposite sex provides a wide range of learning experiences and may cover all the emotions on the spectrum. You may gain the coolest wingman or a best pal, in any regard keep in mind the differences in bathroom etiquette, respect boundaries, and learn from each other.