Best Roommate finder; does all the work for you 23 June 2017 Reviewer: Jaqueline Pullen from Houston, Texas
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I signed up for Roommiematch.com after looking at several other roommate finder website, signing up for a few and having little luck. Roommiematch.com has you answer specific questions with multiple choice answers to match you with others sharing similar interests and lifestyles.
Instead of having to log into a website, download an app or deal with the search, Roomiematch.com does all the work for you. They match you with other people looking for similar roommate qualities as you. It's not a perfect system but once they have someone that matches you, they send you their profile. The emails start immediately but if you are really interested in contacting the person you need to pay an annual fee of $19.95; which is a steal if you've looked at any of the other online roommate services.
The matches are provided using a percentage to help you gauge how similar you are to the roommate options they send you. I went ahead and deleted anyone who didn't match me at least by 90% and then would read the profiles to see how they answered the questions. Some questions are fill in the blank and those answers really helped narrow it down.
Once you have decided to contact the person, Roomiematch.com has your introduction email already typed; all you have to do is copy their pre-typed introduction and forward the email to the person you want to contact. We found our roommate in the first week but continued to search after meeting him to make sure it was a good choice. I didn't use the pre-typed introduction to reach our roommate, so maybe that is the key to getting someone to write back but either way I am happy with our new roommate.
I would definitely use this service again and the annual fee is well worth it. The other services charged anywhere from $8/week to $35/month.
In summary, I would recommend Roomie Match to a friend.