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  • Ben Keenan, from Seattle, took to TikTok to share his light-hearted proposition
  • The content creator said rent, bills and food ‘were not created for single people’ 
  • And other social media users were quick to flood to the comments to agree 
  • READ MORE: I make $600 a month renting one side of my bed to strangers 

A man has revealed that he wants to find a ‘platonic soulmate‘ with whom he can share a bedroom and split the bills.

Ben Keenan, from Seattle, took to TikTok to share his light-hearted proposition in the face of rising living costs.

He said that rent, bills and food ‘were not created for single people,’ adding: ‘I cannot afford to picky.’

And other social media users were quick to flood to the comments to agree with his sentiment.

Ben Keenan, from Seattle, took to TikTok to share his light-hearted proposition in the face of rising living costs

Ben Keenan, from Seattle, took to TikTok to share his light-hearted proposition in the face of rising living costs

He said that rent, bills and food 'were not created for single people,' adding: 'I cannot afford to picky'

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He said that rent, bills and food ‘were not created for single people,’ adding: ‘I cannot afford to picky’

In the clip, which has so far been viewed more than 714,000 times, Ben speaks directly to camera to dish on his current situation.

‘At this point, I’m not even dating for love. I’m looking to date somebody so we can sleep platonically next to each other and I can have the rent I pay for a one-bedroom apartment.

‘Because let’s be so f***ing for real about these bills right now.’

He continues: ‘Why am I paying $2,000 for 500 square feet to sleep alone when I could be paying $1,000 or 500 square feet to sleep next to somebody when it feels the exact same as me sleeping next to nobody.

‘Do I really need to be in love with you at this point because I am getting to my big age – and at this big age I cannot afford to picky with whom I’m sleeping next to and having my bills with.’

Elaborating further still, Ben adds: ‘My groceries are $200 a week – let’s talk about that fact that it could be $100 a week because I am throwing out half my food because nothing is created for single people.

‘Rent is not created for single people, bills are not created for single people, food is not created for single people.’

The content creator, who has more than 137,000 followers on the video-sharing platform, concludes: ‘Okay so somebody come here and kiss me directly on the mouth and we can start sharing these bills because I honestly don’t know if I can for much longer. 

And viewers were quick to flood to the comments to echo Bens sentiments as one wrote: 'Somebody stitched this and said "so an inflationship?"'

And viewers were quick to flood to the comments to echo Bens sentiments as one wrote: ‘Somebody stitched this and said “so an inflationship?”‘

‘I need my platonic soulmate who is going to be sleeping right there for the next hundred years at this point.’

And viewers were quick to flood to the comments to echo Ben’s sentiments as one wrote: ‘Somebody stitched this and said “so an inflationship?”‘

Another added: ‘The most fiscally irresponsible choice I’ve ever made is being single lol.’

Someone else joked: ‘I want a codependent person but just for finances.’ 

And a fourth said: ‘Adult platonic life partners is the move. Truly.’

The average rent in Seattle is $2,267 with the average floor space for an apartment in the city being 688 square feet, according to RentCafe.

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