A matchmaking event for roommates is happening in Vancouver this week

Nov 24 2018, 1:54 am

If you’ve had bad experiences living with roommates in the past — there’s a new option coming to Vancouver that could help you find the perfect match.

Speed Roomies is a service that matches roommates. Think of it as a speed-dating event –but instead of trying to find a love interest, you’re trying to meet roommate who is compatible with you.

“The event essentially involves matching people that are looking for a room in Vancouver with people that have a spare room in their house/ apartment,” Greg Wheeler, the founder of Speed Roomies.

When attendees arrive, they will be given a purple or blue sticker by an event hosts.

Purple indicates that you are a ‘Room Seeker’ (looking for a room). Blue indicates you are a ‘Room Haver’ (you have a room available).

Prior to the event, both room havers and seekers can fill out their preferences in a potential match. These include:

  • Pet friendly
  • 420 friendly
  • LGBT
  • Parties
  • Smokers

Room seekers can also request a ‘Group-up’ sticker, which indicates they are looking for a group of roommates.

The point of the event is to meet people.

“Everyone is in the same boat so don’t feel shy. Look at each other’s stickers and if it’s something you are interested in go and talk to them. We advise you to talk to as many people as you can,” says Speed Roomies on its website.

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 27, at 7:30 pm at 12 Kings Pub in Vancouver. The event is open to those living in all Vancouver neighbourhoods –including North and West Vancouver. Tickets are available online.

Speed Roomies Vancouver 

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Where: 12 Kings Pub — 395 Kingsway, Vancouver
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Available online, $10

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