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And, there was simply no way of knowing how many rooms will be what you're looking for.At events like these, you can't rely on the convenience of rejection that technology enables.We swapped numbers, but neither of us followed up with a text.In a way, this doesn't feel dissimilar to speed dating: You're free to ghost on anyone you're not seriously interested in, despite what you had said to them in person.I quietly thought to myself: "Look, I'm pretty sure he just flashed a friendly smile at you — why not go for it? That's because I'm not trying to get my flirt on with strangers at your regular speed dating mixer.The reason I'm engaging in this "chit chat, get a number, rinse, repeat" song and dance on a Tuesday night was not to to "cuff a winter boo", as Cardi B has so succinctly put it.On my name tag were all the vitals: My name, how much I could afford, and my ideal location."The people looking for a room will be wearing a blue sticker, while people with rooms to spare will have a white sticker on," a staffer instructed me."Your job is to circle the room and talk to people displaying white stickers."The color coding proved immediately that there was a numbers problem: There were at least ten blue label bearers outnumbering each person with a white label, which means that people who were desperate to find a place to live — like myself — were lining up to chat with people with a room to let.
My search for the perfect living situation ended up being a lot less dramatic than a quest for love.Since responding to digital ads has been so fruitless, meeting people that I may potentially live with IRL — and going on the charm offensive when the right apartment and roommate comes along — has better odds, right?