Frequently Asked Questions


Basic Questions about How to Find a Roommate with R4B

What does Roommates4Boomers cost?  Top

Roommates4Boomers is a member services with a monthly membership fee. It costs $29.99 per month to join for a minimum of 2 months. However, we do not request that you join until you want to contact a potential match. We estimate that it may take a few months to build subscriptions and we are adding women every day!

How does Roommates4Boomers work?  Top

Roommates4Boomers provides a safe, secure anonymous way to find and communicate with people of your choice. After you have chosen a username, you set up a profile describing yourself or your house and the type of person and/or house you are looking for. You can view other people’s profiles by searching the site and they can view your profile. When you find someone or a place that interests you, you can send a message via the site to their username. The message is sent to their email address from your username and your real name and email address are never shown. When you are ready to meet someone directly, you provide them with your real email address and go from there.

Why use Roommates4Boomers?  Top

Roommates4Boomers is the only national website for connecting women over 50 with other women to house share. No other service is targeted at supporting the growing group of boomers that want to house share.

Do you keep my account information private?  Top

Yes. We will never give your details to other members or use you details for any other purpose. Please review our Privacy Policy for complete details.

I was disconnected during sign in. What do I do?  Top

Easy. Just click on the Forgotten Password link, complete the simple form and we’ll email you a reminder of your user name and a link that allows you to reset your password. If you are still having problems, please Contact Us and we will do our best to get back to you in 48 hours

I found a problem with the site. What should I do?  Top

We are anxious to clear up any problem you might encounter and improve the website in anyway. Please Contact Us and tell us what your problem was or any suggestions you might have.

I forgot my user name and/or password. What do I do?  Top

Click on the Forgotten Password link, complete the simple form and we’ll email you a reminder of your user name and a link that allows you to reset your password. If you are still having problems, please Contact Us and we will do our best to get back to you in 48 hours.

How do I log in?  Top

Go to the log in button in the upper right hand corner on the Home Page. That is where you log in.

How long will my profile remain active?  Top

You can deactivate your profile at any time but your subscription will remain in effect until the subscription period is over.

Why are pictures important?  Top

It is always helpful to have an image of a person or a place when searching for roommates or find a house you would like to share.

Credit History and Criminal Background check.  Top

Roommates4Boomers does not provide a credit history or criminal background check. We have suggestions on our Resource Page of services that are available with doing these background checks. It is also useful to Google someone’s name to see if any additional information is available on the Internet.

Examples of Personalizing your Profile  Top

Here are three examples of what you may add to personalize your profile:
(1) Seeking a like-minded roommate. Very liberal in my political views but very conservative with my finances. I love to cook and exercise. I would like to find a place by October 1st but could wait another month if needed.
(2) I would like to be very close to public transportation as I do not own a car. However, I am willing to share expenses of a shared car. If possible, I need an internet connection or WiFi in the house.
(3) NPR aficionado who loves to cook. Need a private room but am willing to share a bathroom. Would like a queesn size or larger bed. I a bit of a night owl but am very quiet.