The website SpareRoom.com talked to 6,000 people to find out what the "perfect roommate" looks like. And most of the top things we look for apply whether you're living with friends, strangers, or even your significant other. Here are the top ten qualities people want in a roommate:
1. You're respectful.
2. You're responsible.
3. You're honest.
4. You keep the place clean.
5. You're friendly.
6. You're quiet.
7. You don't smoke. (People who DO smoke also made the list at #18. Probably because smokers want to live with other smokers who won't complain about it.)
8. You're in a certain age range.
9. You have similar interests and hobbies.
10. You love animals.
Also, 25% said they'd ideally like to be roommates with a wine drinker . . . 40% of people in their 20s want a roommate who likes to party . . . while 82% of people over 50 said partying is a deal breaker.