The 1/3 rule and roommates

The 1/3 rule and roommates

After having looked at apartment listings close to work (within 3-5 miles or closer to save on gas as I currently have a 17 mile commute) I've come to realize my options are either 1) shell out nearly half my income in rent, or 2) rent a room/find a roommate in the area. I'm leaning more towards option 2 for economy's sake but am hesitant since I've been financially burned by roommates before. Does anyone have any good "roommate finding" tips?
what is THIS?

what is THIS?

Lilliputian Sanctuary

Lilliputian Sanctuary

im new

im new

New house – New garden

New house – New garden

It is planting substitution for the pot.

It is planting substitution for the pot.

Newbies

Newbies