You can rent a car.
You can rent a boat.
You can rent a house.
You can rent a friend.

Wait, what? Yeah.

Apparently the Internet now provides more services than just your typical eHarmony or Now for the friendless, you can rent-a-friend! is barely six months old, but it already has over 200,000 members and provides friend-ly services ranging from $10 to $150.

Not sure what to rent a friend for? gives you plenty of suggestions:

● People who travel to a new city can hire a local to show them around town.
● Someone might want to see a movie or go out to a restaurant but don’t have anyone to go with.
● Many Friends on have unique talents and skills. They can teach you a new language, tutor you share a new hobby, art, dance, and much more.
● People who travel often for business that are looking to find local Friends to go out to dinner with, go to the bar with, or watch a sports game with.
● People who have an extra ticket to a sporting event or concert and don’t want to go alone.
● Someone may want a workout partner for the gym. Renting a Friend to help motivate and spot you during your workout.
● Just looking for someone to give you personal advice. There are lots of people who just want to get real advice about a situation and it’s always great to get an outsiders point of view.

And if you just scroll down the home page, you’ll see that it’s really popular to hire Friends as Prom Dates and as Wingmen/Wingwomen.

So let me just get this straight. There’s 200,000 people out there who would pay another person to do regular stuff with them? Go figure.


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woah…!can you actually rent someone you happen to know for maybe a few minutes just to keep u company??? How pathetic =(

I feel kinda sad to those people that need to rent a friend.. Maybe they just need to meet new people… *_*

That’s pretty sad imo.
Why would you ‘rent’ a friend, that’s just crazy^^
People should get a social life^^

is that good?? i dun think so/_\
i just think that the picture is cute>3…kkkkk

Omy… This is just sadddddddd.

really strange - but i guess an okay solution for the shy person
since it can be really awkward sometimes, but they do have to pay for it
whatever - their money :]

OH MY GOD… this is the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard!!! >.<
their list of suggestions is stupid… -.- the best thing to do is improve your communication skills and make friends on your own!!!!!!


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