Okay, okay. I'm not suggesting that you just take someone in off the streets.
I am suggesting to all you upcoming college freshman (or those going to college soon!) to consider getting a random roommate! I know it's not the favored approach, but I never regretted my decision to go "rando" and this sound clip from NPR says that it actually might make you a more successful person!
A short snippet of the conversation:
"It can take a rando roommate, someone you have nothing in common with, to teach you that you're interested in these things. One thing he and others have found is that if you have a roommate who's smarter than you and has better study habits, they can slightly improve your GPA - slightly improve your study habits. If you have a roommate who comes from a lower socioeconomic place than you do, living with them will make you more supportive of sort of redistributive policies - of ways of reducing the wealth gap."
You could also drag each other DOWN but chances of that are slimmer, so suite up and prepare yourself for a random friend: you never know what you'll end up into! (Somehow, I've started slacklining.....totally blaming Elizabeth for that one...)