To many having your leg tied to another person for two hours is something to avoid. However, for the event known as Roomies many people look past that, and go to have a fun time with friends. Roomies is an event run by the Saints and Angels in which you can meet new people, or perhaps begin the step towards a relationship.
Here’s how it works:
- Your roommate talks to someone else’s roommate.
- You go to the event “Roomies” and have a great time with the blind date that your roommates mutually set up for you.
“Roomies is an opportunity to make new friends, or for your friends to attempt to kindle a relationship,” said Angels president Hannah Kersey. “Whether or not you’re tied down in a relationship, you’re simply tied to another person’s ankle at Roomies.”
Many people feel that the event is Corban pushing the “Ring by spring” line which has become an inside joke for students.
“I mean the email they sent out had the ring by spring motto in it,” Freshmen Brian Abbey said. “It kind of made me double take trying to see if they were joking about it or if they were serious. It kind of seems that they’re forcing us to go on a blind date which makes some people not want to go.”
Instead, it should also been seen as an opportunity to meet new people. Some people have found their other half at roomies, however, such as Mike Miller whose experience there led to his wedding.
“We didn’t meet at roomies, but we certainly went together our freshmen year,” Miller said. “We started dating a week or two after that [Roomies]. That was 20 years ago this past February.”
“There are different games and activities for you and your date to participate in, keeping awkwardness to a minimum,” Hannah Kersey said. “There are also plenty of snacks and prizes to be won – including a costume contest! The theme of the night is Cartoons, so couples should dress up as their favorite cartoon characters – or cartoon couple.”
“Sometimes couples will do costumes that go together, like mickey and minnie, the roommates help work that part out too.” Angel Margaret Shoemaker said.
Tickets for Roomies are still on sale at the bookstore for $5 each. Roomies will be on Saturday night at 4-6 p.m. at the Salem First Church of the Nazarene 1550 Market St.