Apartmate.ca Lets People Talk to Prospective Housemates Over Beer

By: Meghan Young - Jan 22, 2015
References: apartmate & blogto
Apartmate.ca is a roommate finder service that bridges the gap between online interactions and in-person socialization. Getting the perfect roommate is like being on the dating scene, but unlike the latter, many roommate finder services don't encourage meeting up face-to-face to see if they really are a good fit.

This roommate finder service does encourage meeting in person by setting up pub nights that loosely mimic speed dating events. BlogTO writes, "[I]nstead of spending ages answering ads and meeting prospective roommates, you can chat face-to-face about who washes and who dries, or where to hang your collection of vintage horror-movie posters."

Ensuring a better match and a healthier living situation, the roommate finder service may even help people find prospective friends rather than just housemates.