Rental Roommate Nightmares: Free Rooms Ain't Free, a Guy off His Meds and More

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More Rental Roommate Nightmares coming your way via our friends at Craigslist. Today we have we have potential roommates who warn you not to take free rooms then turn around and offer you a free room; a man who will exchange rent for running "errands"; and a woman who just wants you for sex. Just another day on Craigslist.

Dallas, Texas:
$200 LADIES, DONT TRUST NE1 WITH FREE RENT.PLS READ THIS (VALLEY RANCH)

ATTENTION LADIES................WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS FREE RENT THAT MEANS SEX ONLY...TAKE IT FROM A GUY POINT OF VIEW, I MEAN REALLY!!!! BE SAFE OUT THERE.....HI LADIES, IM LOOKING FOR A FEMALE ROOMATE, I HAVE A ONE BEDROOM APT IN VALLY RANCH. THIS ROOMATE WOULD SLEEP IN THE LIVING ROOM ON AN AIR MATTRESS OR COUCH. THIS IS PERFECT IF U DONT HAVE ALOT TO PAY FOR RENT. UST SO U KNOW UP FRONT I HAVE A G/F ...MY G/F IS THE ONE THAT SUGGESTED THIS( I KNOW CRAZY HUH )

Our Take:
I think this guy is using the old pickup artist's technique of saying he isn't after sex when he really is. His reverse psychology creates comfort and trust. Watch out for this tricky, tricky dude.


Brooklyn, N.Y.:
$1 Free Room Till June ( Females only )
If you are okay to share a large room with a male, in his 20's, hardworking, and definitely not single, so not looking for sex or girlfriend. Prefer someone btw 18yr to 29. Catch is, you run errands of me, once in a while, and am sure keeping a single room clean shouldn't be a problem.

Rent free, send a pic,


Our Take: Okay, this is one of those guys that the previous ad warned you about. You get a free room but you have to run errands for him. You know, deliver small packages or envelopes filled with a strange white powder. Nothing funny. You just have to run errands for the man who is paying your rent. Remember, be sure to send a picture.


Queens, N.Y.:
Are you a single male looking for a room?
Need a room, well I need a sex partner. You can stay here for free if you are a disease free responsible man. The room is furnished, all included. I don't want a boyfriend, only someone that can satisfy me. If that's you come by after 4pm mon-fri.117-20 204th street. Ask for Blossia Delilly

Our Take:
I feel so used. This woman just wants me to be her boy-toy. Somehow I think the weight of your new roommate might be somewhere around the 300-400lbs range. I'm sure you'll often hear the request in the middle of the night, "Come to Mama!"


Portland, Ore.
$375 You want to be MY roommate... (NE Portland)
Though, I'd probably end up marking my own food because it can get expensive. I will treat you like nothing less than a human-being--I understand that ups/downs, boyfriends/girlfriends, dirty dishes, sex, stinky poop, LIFE happens. I expect you to treat me the same and tell me if something¡¦s bothering you. Im not down for passive-aggressive people. Though, I used to be pretty PA when I was younger, it still might slip out¡XI hope you can call me out in a nice way

No evictions, no felonys.


Our Take: You always, always, always got to remember to take your meds. It's very, very important. If you don't take your meds then you end up writing long rambling roommate wanted requests on Craigslist and everyone will think you are a complete lunatic.


For more to keep you up at night, read other Craigslist Rental Roommate Nightmare editions. Or look for an apartment (with or without roommates) in our rental listings.
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