Online Dating Inspired Roommate Matching Service, The Room Ring, Launches

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manhattan based startup company, The Room Ring (TRR), is announcing the launch of their online service catered to individuals who are in need of a room, have a room available, or are looking for a roommate. Co-founders, Lia Wayman and Josie Hubschman, are extremely excited to launch the service after observing a strong demonstrated need for accurate, safe, and convenient roommate compatibility resource among young urbanites. Says Wayman, There is no denying the need for this type of service. We have experienced what it is like to move and fill our apartments without The Room Ring and its not fun. Josie and I knew that there had to be an easier way to navigate this process. The Room Ring is here to eliminate roommate - - searching through countless, unordered websites. Using the same systematic approach to match-making that popular online dating platforms use to optimize love connections in cities, The Room Ring is designed to match like-minded individuals together by using filters such as: budget, location, smoking, pets, and other living preferences and essentials. The company not only matches users together based on fundamental living criteria, but also take roommate harmony a step further by utilizing users social networks and facilitating communication between potential roommates. Through Facebook authentication, a Room Ring user is able to view the mutual friends of the people they match with and has the option of reaching out to a potential match through the chat functionality. is a free service launching in New York City & San Francisco. As rent in major US cities continues to skyrocket, more and more Americans are living with roommates: In 2002, 25.4% of adults in the US were living with roommates. In 2012, that number - - rose to a staggering 32% according to Statista. To directly address ballooning rents and demand-driven housing markets, The Room Ring is launching in the two most expensive housing markets in the U.S. In - - July 2015, the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was $3,500 the highest in the country and ever reported, according to Zumper National Rent - - Report. New York City is a close second with an average monthly rent for a one-bedroom at $3,100. Its no wonder that the percentage of Bay Area and Big Apple residents rooming with someone whos not a spouse or significant other is higher than the national average. Many millennial professionals have a propensity to rent rather than buy, and are attracted to urban areas given the career opportunities and amenities. The trend is real and the struggle to find an enjoyable living environment is a reality. The Room Ring is committed to not only helping millennials save money in these expensive cities, but also finding them the ideal living environment in a fun, easy, and transparent way. ABOUT THE ROOM RING The Room Ring was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in New York City. The Room Rings mission is to make the arduous, complicated, and stressful undertaking of finding compatible roommates an easier and more trusted experience. The Room Ring is the service to use if you are in need of a room, have a room to list, or are looking for a roommate. The Room Ring finds roommates, not strangers. For more information visit Check out TRR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.