Should I Date Someone in the Building?

Convenience is king when you're hooking up with someone in the building. Just ask my sister. She met and married her upstairs neighbor. Their Dupont Circle apartments in Washington, D.C. had facing balconies. The rest, as they say, is history.

But before you take the leap, take some time to weigh the pros and cons of dating in your apartment building.
PROS
  • Shared taste in apartments
  • No cab fare needed to get home
  • Easy to retrieve something you've forgotten during a sleepover
  • Easiest commute, ever
  • Can double your entertaining space
  • Can try out living together before making the move

CONS
  • Can double your overall aggravation if the relationship gets rocky
  • Easy for ex to find you, bug you
  • Neighbors assume you're still together...
  • ...or, neighbors choose sides
  • Potential to run into your ex on a regular basis
  • Potential to see your ex with his/her new squeeze

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