I need to leave my parent's house, I'm too old to still live at home, getting sick of it and it's a toxic place I can no longer tolerate. I am looking for a cheapish room to rent that isn't an outdated shithole, nor has vermin etc. I'm a cleaner so I know the types of people that live in crappy "old" places, or any place really...people are nasty). Of the online listings I replied to so far: - one was a too good to be true fake scam listing - another listing I inquired about viewing the place and then he/she stopped responding - one I got no response at all - I agreed to meet with one landlord at a public place (don't know why she wanted to do that instead of just showing me the property straight away). I had trouble figuring out which location it was cause there are hundreds of Tim Hortons around so I asked for an address, and then she's like "Sorry I went home" WTF.. refused to help I'm getting sick of these games and BS. I need to get out asap. I know I should continue searching but I don't know what I should do or how to respond to the ads to get selected (there are hundreds of views per ad so lots of competition) And I'm worried I'll get rejected by them b/c I earn a pittance each month (mostly grossing less than $1200 per month and it fluctuates). My worst month I know of was $600 in a month, thanks to my petty, passive aggressive, favouritist boss who likes me the least b/c I'm not social and don't share my personal life etc. so I get 'punished' with the least work/hours. It's a shitty cleaning company with little work available for employees b/c he's mostly working for himself with his own specialized jobs. And no I can't just "get a new job". It's extremely difficult/impossible for someone like me with bad social skills who's most likely somewhere on the spectrum too. I can't afford an apartment and have to settle for a room which would still eat up most of my income so I'm afraid every landlord will say no b/c I'm a low earner. Are online ads the only way to find rooms to rent? I don't know how else to find them and so far I'm having difficulty just scheduling a viewing of the properties! I need help please!