10 Things That Happen When You Actually Love Your Roommates

10 Things That Happen When You Actually Love Your Roommates

Your wardrobe quadruples and you never run out of K-Cups.

Before college, everyone will tell you that you'll hate your roommates by the end of your freshman year. Maybe that's true and maybe it isn't, but one thing is for sure: eventually, you'll have roommates who become your best friends - even if they're not the ones you start out with. Here's what happens when you finally do.

1. You text them first about EVERYTHING

Whether it's a new job, a funny story or your crazy family just got a little crazier, they will ALWAYS be the first to know.

2. Since you're all so cool, your room becomes the go-to hangout spot for all of your friends

It can get a little hectic at times, but it's all worth it when you realize that you've made a home away from home for more than just the residents of your dorm. Plus, you get to host the Christmas party!

3. When the room gets a little wild, none of you have an issue telling people to go home

One of you has homework, one of you is tired, one of you wants to call mom, and one of you just needs some alone time. And no one gets upset when you tell them to leave!

4. When a natural disaster is headed your way, you evacuate campus together

There's only one car in the dorm, so you take that one, but where do you go? Could you go to your roommate's grandparents' house in Georgia? Or your great aunt's house in the upstate? Or your crash with your boyfriend's friends in Tennessee? The possibilities are endless!

5. Your wardrobe quadruples and you never run out of K-Cups or tea bags

"Hey, that shirt looks really nice on you! I think I have one similar." "Oh, I forgot to tell you. This is yours." "Yikes, it looks better on you."

6. The day after you go home for Thanksgiving, you wake up to a text in the roomie group chat that says "Good morning! I love and miss you :("

You miss them so much too, it almost makes you wish you could be back at college. (Almost!)

7. At least one decides she wants to join your sorority

Your sorority is one of the best things that's ever happened to you, and your roommates can definitely see that. It's no surprise when you convince them to rush in the spring so that they can be not only your best friends but your sisters too!

8. They have an open invitation to all of your family functions

Your parents begin to expect at least one of them to come with you to everything, and you get heavily questioned if you show up alone.

9. You get invited home with them for Christmas

"Hey, want to crash at my house for a few nights? I want to show you around my town."

10. At the end of the day, no matter how annoyed you are with college life, going home to them is awesome

They respect you, they care about you, and they make your little dorm feel like a home away from home. They're your support system, and you don't know what you'd do without them.

Cover Image Credit: Luke Bagwell

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18 Things That Happen When You Get A Good Roommate

Not every roommate story is a bad one.

Whenever you hear about roommate stories, they're almost never good, and they usually scare you into never wanting a roommate. "Did you hear her roommate steals her clothes?" "Her roommate doesn't shower!" "Wow, her roommate doesn't talk at all, and doesn't do laundry." From what I hear, there are more bad stories than good. That is why I consider myself lucky, because my roommate is nothing like one of those bad stories. When life hands you a good roommate after talking to about 40 girls through Facebook, a few things happen.

1. You always have someone to talk to.

2. You know each other's schedules, and whenever you both have a break is an exciting time.

3. You'll never have to dance alone.

4. You always have someone to do something with, even if it's just walking down the hall.

5. You both look out for each other, because this is your first time without your parents.

6. You always have a shoulder to lean on when things get tough.

7. Borrowing each other's things is a daily thing.

8. You TRY to help with each other's homework and assignments.

9. They're encouraging when it comes to boys. (Unless they're a f*ckboy.)

10. They're your biggest support system and your personal cheerleader.

11. They never forget to wish you luck on a big exam.

12. They accept how gross you are in the morning and not so pleasant sometimes.

13. You both know each other's favorite and least favorite things.

14. Leaving each other notes saying goodbye before class if you don't see them is normal.

15. Saying goodbye for breaks is upsetting.

16. Not seeing them all day is upsetting.

17. You have more pictures together than any of your other friends.

18. You found a best friend for life.

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22 Signs The Girls You've Met In College Will Be Part Of Your Girl Gang For Life

To the lovely ladies I've met in college that I can never imagine my life without again


Let me just be the first to say, I honestly don't know how I survived the majority of my life without you guys.

Attending college out of state in a completely new area and not knowing a single soul, I was petrified of the idea of starting over. I had a great group of friends at home, and I wasn't ready to begin this new chapter of my life. Hearing my parents and family friends talk about the people they met in college only stressed me out even more because, what if I didn't meet "my people?"

Luckily, that's when you guys came along, and my life was changed forever.

1. You genuinely care about each other's happiness.

2. Talking 24/7 is absolutely necessary.  You basically have a 2nd boyfriend.

3. You know absolutely everything and more about each other...even the details that may be TMI.

4. Regardless of how dramatic it is, you can rely on one another for advice on absolutely anything.

5. You can't go more than 2 days without seeing one another...it's just not allowed. It feels like your 2nd boyfriend has mysteriously gone missing.

6. And when you go out together for a girls night, all hell breaks loose.

7. The best way to solve your problems is with each other, and a full glass of wine.

8. Somehow you lasted 18 years without them in your life, and you wonder every day how that was possible.

A friend like you is something I've always prayed to find, and I am so thankful I did.

9. You willingly shower each other with compliments like it is your job.

10. They give you that reality check every here and there when you are being more than overdramatic.

11. When something amazing happens, you immediately go to one another to celebrate.

12. They're always your support system no matter what.

13. They'll most likely be in your bridal party because they're the only people who will keep you mentally sane.

I wouldn't want anyone else beside me on my special day.

14. Staying mad at each other for long is just not even slightly possible.

15. You probably hate the same people, for the same reasons.

To the boy who screwed over your best friend, the girl who's secretly in love with your boyfriend, and the professor who gave you a bad grade, me and my best friend most likely talk about you!

16. No one will ever mistreat them, because they would have to go through you first.

17. You're right beside them when something intense is about to go down.

Neither of you will ever go through drama alone anymore, you've always got a go-to girl.

18. They're always loyal to you and your friendship, and fortunately, they're stuck with you forever.

19. Some of your best memories are with each other.

20. They always feel like sunshine when they're around.

The people who feel like the color yellow are the type of people you always want to keep in your life.

21. You will never allow a boy to make each other cry.

22. You remind them daily how much their friendship means to you.

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