Long story. There was a falling out between some of our friends and I was desperate for someone to live with. Both me and my girlfriend couldn't afford an apartment by ourselves because at that time I had just been fired from my tech support job and she didn't have any kind of employment. He and his boyfriend were looking for a place to live as well, and after the falling out, Vella also was out of luck for the place that she'd signed with. We figured that with him and his boy in one room, me and my girl in another room, and Vella all by herself, we could find a three-bedroom for cheap and we got this place for $275/mo. This appealed to my inner cheapskate.
But right now, the only benefit of living with him is that he pays some of the rent. I'm moving in a month anyhow. >>