For example, if you wanted to plan a surprise for them it would be difficult.
How could you hide something from them when you see them constantly?
Take the relationship outside the house by taking in-house activities elsewhere.
For example, you can take a video game tennis match to the local tennis courts.
Gradually build a relationship with him by using your roommate status to your advantage. If other people are in the house, try to get their approval before making advances towards your roommate.Though gaining their approval is not necessary, their support will make any future relationship much easier (and less costly, in the event that one chooses to move out over discomfort).Make subtle comments, like “I love it when Mike plays the guitar on the couch. When they question if you like him, shrug and ask them what they would think if you chose to date him.Dating is difficult enough, but having your roommate as the object of your affection could bring additional complications.
In fact, New York Magazine strongly suggests avoiding dating your roommate precisely because the breakup can leave one of the parties homeless.Make movie nights at the theater instead of at home.