Do your friends tell you that you are a good listener? That you are a really good and reliable friend? Do you have friends that call you to be their "date for the night" when they are trying to impress a business associate, or go to a school reunion or just want to see the newest movie out? Do you have friends that say, if ever they decided to do a "road trip" you would be the first person they call?
Though you have been doing this for free for your good friends, have you ever thought of doing this for other people . . . for money? If you are known as a social butterfly and a good friend all rolled into one you should definitely thing of RENTING OUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP!
Believe it or not there are website services that rent out friends. It's all the rage in Japan, and now it's moved to the United States (or it's trying too).
Listen to the radio interview about these types of Friendship Services.
That you are a geek (like me) and love, love Star Trek and have always dreamed of attending one of the conventions. This year, the big Star Trek Convention is in your town and you desperately want to go, but none of your friends share your enthusiasm for Science Fiction in the slightest. Do you sit at home for another year wishing you could go . . . or do you RENT A FRIEND (who happens to also be a Star Trek fanatic and would be totally excited about this opportunity) offer to pay their ticket, and totally enjoy yourself at the convention? See how renting out friendships helps?
Let's pretend again:
You are a bride and your dream wedding is coming true. You've planned this wedding since you were a little girl and everything has to be perfect. You have been working so hard on this wedding and everything is coming along, except. You have 8 bridesmaids and your groom has 2 friends and no brothesr or male cousins. The pictures are going to be ruined! You need 6 other good-looking guys to balance the wedding party out! I have the solution! Rent 6 rent-a-friends for your groom's side of the party!
Let's pretend one last time:
You are putting on the party of the year. You are expected 200 guests and you know that many of your guests are stick-in-the-mud wall-flowers. They simply will not get on the dance floor first! It happens every party. The DJ is spinning hot tunes. The dance floor is beautiful. The lights are shining like Broadway. And everyone refuses to be the first on the dance floor. Hey! Why don't you rent some friends that like to dance and don't have a problem with getting the party started?
Are you starting to see the genius of Rent Out Friend services?
By renting yourself out to others that need warm buddies in key areas of their lives -- you get to go to posh weddings (and eat for free); gain entrance to events you've always wanted to go to; and meet people you would never meet otherwise. The possibilities and experiences are endless.
More ideas for Rent-a-Friends
- To be a practice buddy/practice dates/learn social customs
- Someone to drive you to and from doctor's appointments
- To join you for special interest events that your other buddies don't enjoy
- To impress someone (like your boss)
- Shopping companion
- Prom date
- Work-out Partner/Gym Friend
- Escort people to events
- Show visitors/tourists around town
- Discuss mutual hobbies and concerns
- Wait in line for their friend when they have to be someplace else
- Be a fake boyfriend or girlfriend at weddings and family reunions
- Be a fake relative (uncle, aunt, cousin, step-father) to have a cheering section at your child's play
- Go to a restaurant and/or event (but not alone)
- Road trips/Long distance trips/cruises
- To be party- fillers (people who attend a party and get the dancing started)
Rent a Friend Services
RentAFriend.com has Friends from around the world available for hire. Rent a Friend to attend a social event, wedding, or party with you. Hire someone to introduce you to new people, or someone to go to a movie or a restaurant with. Hire a Friend to show you around a new town, teach you a new skill/hobby, or just someone for companionship.
A network of people that, just like you, love to travel – and because of that are aware that the best part of it is to be able to experience the local culture on a spontaneous and genuine way.
It's usually free to register and become a FRIEND. Friends can charge anywhere from $10 - $50 an hour + expenses. Some friends offer their services for free if there are offered a particular event that they want to go to. Just remember is is completely, strictly platonic you guys!
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