Try Googling, "Should I date my roommate?" You'll be inundated with a ton of articles with one clear piece of advice: No!

However, if you're searching that particular query, odds are you're already in too deep. You're thinking about dating them and trying to figure out the best way to do so without making your other roommates' lives painfully awkward.

Who better to ask about this tricky situation than a psychologist and a relationship expert?

So, why shouldn't I date my roommate?

"It's never recommended to date someone you already have a preexisting relationship with, such as a roommate or colleague," said Wyatt Fisher, Psy.D., licensed psychologist and relationship coach. "If one part of the relationship turns sour, they both turn sour."

You've probably heard the classic saying, "Don't get your money where you get your honey." It's sound advice, and yet, when we spend a lot of time with someone we find attractive, it can be hard to deny romantic feelings.

"We often date people based on proximity," noted Cassandra LeClair, Ph.D., a communications professor and