I like my roommate, but we are very different. Can this work?

Sometimes this scenario works the best. If you have similar schedules & neat-ness (or lack thereof) habits but have different friends and interests, you may have found the best combination! Roommates who are also close friends and have who have the same interests can spend too much time together and burn-out. One can become jealous of the others additional friends or significant other. The fact that you like each other, but have different interests can mean that you respect each other enough to discuss any problems that might arise, and share meals or outings occasionally. But, you will not become so dependent upon one another that if there is a problem in the room that harms the friendship.