Rent a Friend for £6.50 an hour

DiamondGeezer

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Scott Rosenbaum, 30, has a database of 218,000 men and women who members of his site Rent a Friend can hire "to hang out with, go to a movie or restaurant with", or be "someone to show you around an unfamiliar town".

The US-based site already has around 2,000 members, each paying up to £16 a month ($25) to access the site.

When they see a friend they like the look of, they can rent them for as little as £6.50 ($10) an hour.

Rosenbaum said he wanted to "go a step back" from dating sites and offer a service that was, in the words of his website "strictly platonic".

He told The Times: "No one was offering friendship."

The service is not just about getting people to meet up for a drink or a meal. It lists a host of diverse activities that members might like to hire friends for, including "teaching manners", "snowboarding", "family functions" and just "hanging out".

Similar services have proved successful in Japan, where there are now about 10 of them, where such agencies are often used to provide 'friends' at social gatherings.

Rent a Friend for £6.50 an hour - Telegraph

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perhaps we should start something on here we could make a fortune out of v14:proud:
 

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not so bad if you ask for an electrician or skilled worker and get them to come and help you as a mate.
 

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There should be plenty of people on here who'd like this service.

All those keyboard warriors would have real life pals for a change, and if paying extra, might even be allowed to rant off at them and tell them just wicked, intelligent and cool they really are. ;)
 

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There should be plenty of people on here who'd like this service.

All those keyboard warriors would have real life pals for a change, and if paying extra, might even be allowed to rant off at them and tell them just wicked, intelligent and cool they really are. ;)

do you think some people on here could handle that pressure m8 I mean if you cant press buttons or agree to whatever they say then it will be a short date will it not:proud:
 

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do you think some people on here could handle that pressure m8 I mean if you cant press buttons or agree to whatever they say then it will be a short date will it not:proud:

Hehe, yeah m8, you might be on to something there! :)
 
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