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What do you look for when looking for a roommate? The Times entertains us today with a story about the special problems faced by roommate seekers in Williamsburg. In Williamsburg, the Times article would have us believe, most roommate-seeking ads on Craiglist are met with a flood of replies from people touting their hipster cred.

That approach doesn't seem to have much success. Of the five people looking for roommates, four of them expressed more interest in finding a responsible person who would pay their share of the rent on time than someone with artistic inclinations. The fifth seeker was explicitly looking for a "creative type".

Would you customize your answer to a roommate wanted ad based on the neighborhood?

Roommate wanted sign by us via Flickr (we are not the Joe in the ad!).