We have all heard it before: "Never room with your best friend in college, because it'll ruin your friendship forever." Yet, I am rooming with my best friend and we still love each other. We still consider each other sisters. Now, I will agree that rooming with a friend is not for everyone. Everyone's friendship is different, but do not be afraid to room with your best friend. Here is why:
1. It's a sleepover 24/7.
Remember when your mom said you couldn't have friends over on a school night? Well those days are gone, because you get to spend the night with your friend every single night. My best friend and I constantly watch movies and even do each other's nails and gossip (yes, this actually happens!) just like how we did in high school.
2. You always have someone to hang out with.
Starting college means meeting new people which can be scary to some. Rooming with your best friend can take away the anxiety of it all. You already have someone you know, so it is easier to go places and meet people. You'll always be comfortable in a room with your best friend. Let's be honest. Plus you always have a study buddy.
3. Late night Taco Bell runs.
Okay, so I know I am not the only one who does this. Sometimes if you're up studying late, you forget to eat dinner. This has happened to me on more than one occasion. Yet, not everyone is down for a Taco Bell run at 1 A.M. You know your best friend will always be there for you though. My roommate and I make Taco Bell runs together during those late night study sessions even if one of us is already in bed. That is what best friends do.
4. They know everything about you.
They know you like your poptarts toasted in the morning or that waking up is the absolute worst. They know that you don't like that one person in your class and know you'll rant about that person for 20 minutes. Plus, they know all of your secrets. Your best friend has seen you at the best and worst times of your life. They know all of your quirks and can put up with them already.
5. They love you know matter what.
Whether it is the way you leave crumbs all over the floor (I am so guilty!) or how you forget to take your laundry out of the dryer, there are things that will annoy your roommate. But at the end of the day, your best friend is willing to put all of that aside and just enjoy spending time with you. Your best friend will never see you as the annoying roommate because they have seen you through it all. They love you no matter what you do. Friendship conquers all!