Never would have thought this kind of website existed!

@LeaPea2417 (15469)
Toccoa, Georgia
November 11, 2017 11:50am CST
"Rent A Friend" that is the website that I learned about earlier this week by chance. I was watching videos on YouTube and in the side bar where other videos sit, I saw a video about renting a friend. It made me curious and I watched it. A woman was telling about her experiences with the site. Then I searched it and found the site. People can rent a friend for an event. If you are alone and traveling to a big city and need someone to show you around, you can rent a friend for a day. If you need someone to go to a party or special event because you are alone and nobody you know can go, but you want to go with someone, you can rent a friend for an afternoon or evening. The people who have profiles on the site charge a fee. It is a strictly platonic site. It is not dating service or escort service. People who have profiles on the site, pay a yearly fee to be on the site. But, they can earn it back and more if they are active. I would have never thought a site like this existed, if I hadn't come across a video on YouTube about it. I also would never use a site like that. The person you got to together with could be crazy or a mugger etc. Would you use a site like this?
Rent a friend to go to an event or party with you, teach you a new skill or hobby, help you meet new people, show you around town, or just someone for companionship.
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24 responses
• Lakewood, Colorado
11 Nov
I have heard of this..didnt know it still existed
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
It amazed me it existed at all.
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@marlina (62594)
• Canada
12 Nov
@TiarasOceanView, Dangerous site.
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@MALUSE (33041)
• Denmark
11 Nov
I'm undecided. It could also be a good thing. I've read about private people in New York who show tourists around. This seems to be a good experience.
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
Yes, some may benefit from it.
@TheHorse (53061)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Nov
But there's a difference between a "tour guide" and a "friend."
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@MALUSE (33041)
• Denmark
13 Nov
@TheHorse You can't seriously believe that renting someone for one event means that you become friends. Maybe friends in the sense many myLot members use the term. There is one member here who can squeeze the term three times into a comment of two and a half lines to newbies he doesn't know at all.
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@Scrapper88 (1233)
• United States
11 Nov
I have heard about this website around a year ago. I will not use it.
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
Me either.
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@Corbin5 (82221)
• United States
11 Nov
I think one would be taking a chance in renting a friend. No matter how carefully those "friends" are screened, a bad one could sneak in.
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
I totally agree!
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@DianneN (59974)
• United States
12 Nov
I'm full in the friend department, thank you very much. lol I'd rather stay home than have to rent a friend, especially with the nuts out there.
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@TheHorse (53061)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Nov
That's pretty much how I feel. And when I go to conferences (or whatever) in NYC or Atlanta, I have no problem meeting nice people on my own.
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@DianneN (59974)
• United States
13 Nov
@TheHorse Agreed!
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Nov
@DianneN I totally agree!
@Courtlynn (51377)
• United States
11 Nov
Definitely sounds like an escort site.. lol. I would never "rent a friend". Stupid idea / site.
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
I agree.
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@Courtlynn (51377)
• United States
11 Nov
@LeaPea2417 wonder what kind of people come up with things like that
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Nov
@Courtlynn I have wondered the same thing.
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@JudyEv (101179)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Nov
I'm sure there are a lot of safeguards put in place but it would be a bit of a risk. I'd seriously consider it though if I had a need for it.
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
Some may benefit from it.
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@Madshadi (5015)
• Brussels, Belgium
11 Nov
Does it have a review button? If so I would pick a friend with highest positive feedback
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
I do think it has a review section.
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@amadeo (48246)
• United States
11 Nov
I would not rent a friend.If I want a friend.Mike is right here.LOL
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
Yes, I agree, my husband is right here too.
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@RasmaSandra (13424)
• Riga, Latvia
11 Nov
I still wouldn't trust a site like this and besides I would rather find a real friend rather than a rented one.
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
Yes, I would want a real friend too.
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@Kandae11 (27294)
11 Nov
Sounds like an escort service to me.
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
Yes, it seems that way to me too.
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@Happy2BeMe (70110)
• Canada
11 Nov
I have heard about it before. I would never use it but i can see how it would wotk for some people especially if they are visitng a new place and don't know anybody.
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@sjvg1976 (14716)
• Delhi, India
12 Nov
I would use the site but unfortunately it does not exist here. What's wrong in it when you may get a company of someone when you are alone. I like the idea.
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Nov
I guess if used right, a true friend can be made.
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@db20747 (725)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
11 Nov
Yes, especially when a good friend cancels out of 100 dollar tickets at the last minute. I also need someone to show me around philly. Thanks for reminding me of this site.
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
Your welcome.
@Susan2015 (18755)
• United States
11 Nov
I don't think it would be a safe thing to do at all.
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@LeaPea2417 (15469)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Nov
I agree.
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@kepweng (6444)
21 Nov
God but i wondered if these website business is still running operating??
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@angkol (39)
12 Nov
i don't know that, i can't believe it.
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@YrNemo (8765)
12 Nov
Sounds an escort service to me, platonic or not. Someone out there perhaps would need this organization I guess.
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@antonbunot (9506)
• Calgary, Alberta
16 Nov
Just like what I read about a new occupation - - Professional cuddler.
@TheHorse (53061)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Nov
No, but it sounds funny.