First time ever having a roommate, and I'm just going at random and posting on craigslist. I've had friends who have had good experiences finding a roommate there, so I thought I'd try. Just want to know what sorts of questions I could ask. I'm meeting a potential roommate tomorrow at a bar. We've already talked a little bit about ourselves. We both work the same hours and are the same age. Tomorrow, I'm just going to see how well we get along, and try and get a feel for the guy. I'm staying in a relatively expensive area and charging quite a bit (also am asking for a sizable safety deposit), so I'm hoping that will weed out any dead beats. Should I try and lock them in for a year if we're both interested, or would that be too much of a commitment so soon. Any other advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!