Jul 24, 2010
Bucko's Bucks - Is there a price to avoid loneliness?
While some may think it sad that people are willing to pay for the most basic human companionship, Rosenbaum views it as an underserved niche and a promising business opportunity. He thinks of his venture as the antidote to dating and sex sites. ""It's about platonic friendship. There's a complete void in that market."
As for the hourly rates, the RentAFriends settle the terms on their own with paid members -- fees generally range from $10 to $150 an hour -- and they keep the cash for services rendered. It's an odd way to make money, but for some RentAFriends it's enjoyable work.
So, while I find it sad that we are resorting to finding and paying for friends, is there anywhere but America that such a service can take off?
Chess Anyone :o)
Rent-a-Friend Here :o)