Matchmaking Service Finds Roommates, Not Weirdos

With all the crazies out there advertising rooms for rent, how's a renter to find the roommate of his dreams? Wouldn't it be great if you could approach it like dating, where you get to spend at least one night chatting in a bar before you jump into a long-term relationship?

Well, New Zealand company Speedrenting thinks so. Built on the same model as "speed-dating," the innovative service strives to bring potential renters (NeedaRooms, in the parlance of the site) together with those who have a space to let (GottaRooms).