I am considering renting a small house with a female friend of mine. She has a boyfriend, and I have no feelings for her, as she is nearly 10 years older than me. It will be just me and her, and we will have separate bedrooms.
I’m 26 years old, and moving out of my parents house for the first time since college. The rent is cheap, and the location is great. I’d much rather have my own place to myself, but can’t afford that just yet, so I think having a roommate is a great solution.
Now, while I am technically still Catholic, I do not practice my faith, so I am completely unconcerned with any explicit moral issues with this situation. Please don’t judge me, as this is where I am on my spiritual journey and I am doing what I feel is best and right for me.
However, my parents are serious Catholics, and other family members are Christian. Family is very important to me, and I do not want to damage my relationship with my parents.
I’m curious about what Catholics think about this. If in general Catholics are fine with opposite sex roommates, or is this seriously frowned upon??