The Grindr dating app is now being used not only for love, but to find a place to live.
The app, which is marketed towards the LGBT community, allows users to find people based on distance and location.
Daniel from Tallaght told Henry McKean for The Pat Kenny Show they can't afford anything.
"I think rooms in Dublin are extortion," he said.
"There's people that are working full-time and are on premium wages... making as much as they can.
"When it comes to it, they can't afford it".
'It's very discomforting'
Daniel is currently living with his husband in his parent's house.
"It completely depletes your privacy," he said.
"You can't find anything of your own because you're on someone else's terms.
"It's very discomforting, in a way, even though they're my family and they love me.
"When you're married, you want to have your own thing - but we can't, because we can't afford it".
Daniel said the help is all coming from the gay community, not landlords.
"We're reaching out - the best place now honestly... is Grindr," he said.
"It's the gay community helping people, honestly. We're helping each other, that's all we can do".
'People who understand'
Journalist Ethan Moser moved here from the United States four years ago.
"I moved in with my boyfriend of the time back in 2019 into a little granny flat out the back of somebody's house," he said.
"We've moved around probably once a year since then - whether that's due to up-ticks in rent prices, or just landlords who aren't very friendly.
"Now we are currently living with his family, because we left our old apartment... they wanted to up our prices after our last contract ended".
He said while this is a crisis for everyone, the community wants to figure this out together.
"We, as a community, I think want to help each other figure that crisis out - if that's going in together on a room or an apartment.
"Sometimes it's easier to do it with two [or] three people, than it is to do it by yourself.
"It's nice to be able to get people who understand what you're going through to help out".
'You're absolutely screwed'
Ethan said rent is just one of the 'extortionary' things in the capital.
"Everything in Dublin is ridiculously expensive and the wages that people are getting paid aren't high enough to cover those expenses," he said.
"People are sitting on rooms, and sitting on houses, that aren't accessible to the average Dubliner.
"50, 60 people looking for one room - so when that room goes, if you're not the top candidate, then you're absolutely screwed".
He said they are considering emigration, where they could afford more.
"We're thinking about me moving home and my husband emigrating - just because it's too expensive here.
"Say we were paying €1,500 a month for a one-bedroom apartment here in Dublin; I could get a three or four bedroom house for that a month back where I'm from in the US," he added.
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