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Improve your love life with the dating tips in these videos.
You Will Need
- Communication skills
- A cell phone or a computer with internet access
- Your roommate's schedule
- A thank-you gift (optional)
Make a plan
Talk about the issue before it becomes an issue. Have a frank discussion about what to do when one of you needs the room to yourself to entertain a guest.
If you can give your roommate fair warning, or you're out and they're nowhere to be found, use text, e-mail, and social media to send the message you need a little privacy.
Put something outside
If you're already in the room and your roommate is out, put something outside the door or on the doorknob that signals you need a few minutes with your "lab partner" to study some "anatomy."
Decide on code word
If you're both home and you want your roommate to clear out, use a predetermined code word. Just make sure it's not something that comes up regularly in conversation.
Get to know their schedule so you don't have to sexile them. When they're at an early morning class or at a late-night study group, you can get down and they'll be none the wiser.
Sexile is tit for tat. When they need the room, remember to be patient. Maybe you can even use the time to do some actual studying!