Fox News was talking about this today,
Lonely in Las Vegas: Web site lets strangers rent a friend
There are 108,000 friends for rent on RentAFriend, site founder Scott Rosenbaum says. It costs nothing to list yourself for hire.
It costs $24.95 a month, however, to shop for friends. There are currently 1,200 paying members, Rosenbaum says. The site is 5 months old.
The tough part about having friends is being a friend. Maybe that’s why so many people don’t have friends.
Resourceful college students in trouble have found a use for the service:
And three college kids, independently, have used RentAFriend to hire fake parents. Adults they paid to come to school, furrow their brows and nod meaningfully while school administrators explained their children had been caught drinking on campus.
But that aside, if you are that lonely, new to an area, and need a friend for a few hours, would you rent a friend?
Pat Patterson says
I can see the possibilites for underage drinkers. No more standing in 7-11 parking lots asking complete strangers to get them a six-pack. A little cost ineffective but a lot loss nerve racking.