In actuality, i haven't had a housemate since early June, since Monique had been sleeping with her boyfriend at his place. I don't need the money, though it wasn't much. I let her set the price. IOW, this is no big deal and i guess as a 29 year-old i should be living by myself or, heaven forbid, a significant other. Still, i wouldn't hesitate to have another housemate like Monique.
The only living difference between sans and avec housemate is that now i'll lounge around without my shirt on...so if you're squeamish or otherwise not needing to see a half-naked me, you might not want to drop by unannounced.