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Mix and match: Find your next roommate — or apartment — at this boozy mixer.

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This matchmaking event aims to land you a partner who’s willing to commit — to signing a lease.

Roommates Wanted NYC, a bimonthly party that brings together roommate-less leaseholders and apartment-less hopefuls, is throwing its next shindig on Dec. 18 at Soda Bar in Prospect Heights.

“It’s a housing mixer,” said founder Jeff Orlick. “It’s an efficient and safe way to meet your next housing solution.”

The mixers, which began in April of last year, usually attract a crowd of 30 or 40 renters, eager to get down to business.

“People are very directed when they get there,” said Orlick. “Things can happen very fast.”

Orlick and Farrell provide all participants with different colored tags — green for those looking for an apartment and red for those who are looking for roommates — and let the mingling commence, as patrons enjoy the Soda Bar’s happy-hour specials.

“It’s pretty amazing actually,” said Orlick. “When we started, we didn’t know if it would work, but since the first event you could hear the crowd and the bustle; it was an electric feeling. The $3 beers help too.”

Soda Bar [629 Vanderbilt Ave. between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place in Prospect Heights, (718) 230-8393], Dec. 18, 5 pm-7 pm. $5 suggested donation. For info, visit www.roommateswantednyc.com.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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