Being your own boss is great! But it’s not always best to work alone. Traditional office mates are challenging at times, for sure. But on the best of days: they’re like distant family who’ll organize food and a balloon on special occasions as an excuse to break from the heavy work load. At the least: they’re warm bodies, in a room, working (and thus, in some way, keeping you working too). If you’re looking for a warm body, or an office mate who’ll sing you "Happy Birthday" when it comes... let’s co-work.