Friendships — so difficult to maintain, so many variables and personalities. Well, thanks to a new service called RentAFriend, you can skip all the “getting to know you” stuff, and get straight to the hanging out. RentAFriend puts a transactional twist on platonic relationships by charging users to hang out with its “friends.” How it works: Users can put in their zip codes and find profiles of potential “friends” that live nearby. Profiles include the stuff that each particular “friend” is interested in doing, along with basic stats on them.
And then users arrange a “friend” hang-out. It’s more than a little weird. Keep reading »