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?
Happy Shamrock Day

Happy Shamrock Day

Mystery

Mystery

Help me help my friend.

Help me help my friend.

A little bit of pretty

A little bit of pretty

Lenten Rose (Hellebore)

Lenten Rose (Hellebore)

Plant id help!

Plant id help!