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Should veganism be a prerequisite to allowing someone to rent a room?<br><br><br><br>
what if the rent money he would bring in would allow you to actually pay some bills this month?<br><br><br><br>
oy this is a dilemma
 

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That's something only you can decide, but my guess is, if it's already burdening you, you should be restrictive.<br><br><br><br>
Otherwise, you're likely to set yourself and your prospective room-mate for a lot of contention and discomfort.
 

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I agree with meatless. You can work something out. Maybe even if he won't go for the "no meat/dairy/eggs at home" rule, you could arrange a cooking schedule so all his dishes and cooking smells are out of the kitchen when you're cooking. Or, perhaps the "only in trace amounts/as part of a pre-prepared food" rule would be easier to follow.<br><br><br><br>
I hate it when I have guests over and they show up eating a hamburger. Geez, eat that in your car and then come in. Then there was the other one who showed up with a whole platter of shrimp. He thought he was being nice by bringing it for all ten of us to eat. Nope, definitely excluded the host there.
 

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I think it's up to you. But if you do allow someone to rent your room who isn't vegan, then you need to respect that & not hold it against them.<br><br><br><br>
If you do only let vegans rent, then you need to make sure it's on the table & agreed upon BEFORE they move in that their friends/girlfriends/boyfriends aren't to cook or bring meat into the apartment, it shouldn't be assumed.
 

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if you want it to be a factor, then make it a factor. no big deal.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Tough decision, I can imagine. I suggest that you remind yourself what it was like before living with a non-veg roommate. That might help with your decision. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Good luck.
 

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I wouldn't do it because I know I definately can't deal with meat eating inside the house. But when money's tight you do what you have to.
 

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It's really up to you. For me I don't mind because I am just used to it, plus the people I have lived with so far have no idea how to cook anyway so they eat mac and cheese or frozen dinners or eat out. It is far better than coming home to find a ham defrosting on the kitchen counter, as often happened when I lived with my parents.<br><br><br><br>
Have you tried using EcoRoommates website to find vegetarians? It doesn't get as many hits as other roomie search websites, but worth a shot.
 

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Personally, after my last experience with a roommate who claimed to be vegetarian, but then told me two days after moving in, "But I really love pork chops," I wouldn't let anyone live with me who wasn't at least ovo-lacto, and I would make sure that the person understood that Veg does not mean chicken or fish. I would get it in writing.<br><br><br><br>
The "I won't eat meat in the house," promise sure didn't work for me. I found beef enchilada and McDonalds burger in the trash, shrimp in the fridge, and pieces of ham in the sink drain. When I reminded her of her promise, she said, "It isn't like I'm murdering a cow in your kitchen." I learned to hate her. I would prefer not to have that kind of soul sucking in my life again.
 

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my first and only roommate was an omni. she'd use my pots and pans and leave them unwashed in the sink, it was so gross. she ended up leaving after one of her one night stand boys kept calling and knocking on our door at 2am, leaving me to take care of it and all of the rent on less than a month's notice.<br><br>
IMO unless it's absolutely necessary don't get a roommate. mind you I've only had one so I don't have much experience.
 

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I've also heard a lot of stories on here about people using the veggie pots and pans even though they had their own, or leaving animal fat soaked casserole dishes out. I wouldn't even want to use the same sponges as I use for that, I clean my cat dishes with my other stuff. At least cat food isn't soaked in beef/pork fat.
 

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You need the cash. They need a place. They'll find a place with or without you so might as well take their money because I think the more restrictions you place on a potential roomie the less likely you are to find one.<br><br><br><br>
Honestly, I think you would have an easier time finding a vegan roommate than an omni who would willingly eat vegan, or agree to some PITA food schedule. Or whatever. So I think it's either you find yourself a vegan or you just take who you can get.
 

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Depends on the person. For you, I'd say it's a requirement.</div>
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I agree. I can't imagine you getting on well with someone who wanted to eat meat in your house, or really even with someone who wanted to eat dairy products or eggs.
 
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