The BFF and I are usually OK in our rooms, but Roomie isn’t. We split utilities but BFF feels this is less energy-efficient and going to cost more.
So she’ll turn up the air at night to the point where it’s freezing in the morning! Roomie refuses to get a fan and sleeps with her lights on (which I think adds to the heat problem).
It’s only June, we’re nowhere near the worst of the summer weather. I’ve never felt more like my own father in my life but: Does your roommate think that you are made of money?
You cannot protect your adult son from all the pain and prejudice in the world.
But you can work hard to reduce the level of biphobia in the world, starting with yourself and radiating outwards to your friends, your family, and everyone else you come into contact with. The AC is a problem: I recently moved in with my best friend and another girl (Roomie).
Chatea gratis con chicos, liga, busca a tu media naranja o solo pasa unos momentos divertidos conociendo buena gente. Atiende el privado del robot irc ATENT explicando el motivo de tu contacto y te responderemos/atenderemos lo antes posible!
Aun que recuerda las normas básicas de la red para el bien estar de todos!
On the other hand, I really want him to be happy in a heterosexual relationship.
I know that the choice is his and his alone to make and I’m being supportive but societal judgment/gay-bashing/targeting IS real and I fear for his safety.
It’s certainly a sentiment worth challenging, but it’s likely to be a waste of your time and energy to get into a discussion about body politics with a near-stranger online.
If this had come from a friend or an acquaintance or even from a first date IRL, that might be an ideal springboard for you to challenge the notion that “curvy” is somehow the opposite of “beautiful,” but as it is, I think you should go with your first impulse and move on to someone else.
Luckily, you and the BFF outnumber the roommate; I suggest you do a little research and provide evidence for just how cost-ineffective and unreasonable a setting of 50 degrees is.
(I recommend starting here and here.) If nothing else, you can show her your next energy bill—it’s going to be a big one. Teachable moment in online dating: I’ve exchanged a few messages with this guy on Ok Cupid, and it seemed promising. It was a nice few sentences about shared professional interests, but at the end he tacked on, “Why do you describe yourself as curvy in your profile? My first impulse was to stop responding altogether, but I now think this is a teachable moment.
You certainly can send that message if you like—the script you suggested is perfectly polite—but you’re under no obligation to correct the views of every misguided guy on Ok Cupid.