I am a senior in college right now and will be done with my master's next year. So I've been interviewing for jobs lately and also thinking about my life in the real world! I've always had a roommate and it's been great. I've loved having someone around. But I just always thought that when I got a real job, I would live by myself. I am more than likely moving to a city that none of my friends are going to (hopefully, Chicago!). And also I mean-more than anything, it was just symbolic of my new independence. The more I talk to people-new hires-the more I realize that a lot of them have roommates! And it came as such a shock to me. They range in age from 22 years old to 25 and they are still living with other people. Granted, I understand they're not millionaires or anything but I would think that they are making enough money (as accountants). So my question is-is this pretty common? As a young professional and a recent college graduate, do you have a roommate?