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Updated July 2, 2024

About: is the largest online platonic friendship website in the world. is currently available throughout the world. is NOT a dating website and NOT an escort website. There is no physical contact allowed between any members and friends on the website. is for platonic companionship only.

Our Start: was started in October 2009 in Stewartsville New Jersey by Scott Rosenbaum. The idea came from the increasing popularity of "rent a friend" companies in Japan. Scott noticed that the "rent a friend" companies in Japan were catering mainly to single parent families. "Family structure is a very big part of their society, and the companies were offering "fill in or stand in" family members. If there was a divorce, death, or situation in which a parent was not available, one could hire someone to pretend to be that family member. If a child had a school activity in which the parents needed to attend, it was common for a single parent to hire a spouse to fill in for the school event." - Scott Rosenbaum

New Ownership: In August 2023, the ownership of our company assets underwent a significant transition, with new proprietors acquiring them. Our company's potential is best encapsulated by our CEO, Andrew, who has been involved in the operations over the last two years working on the new platform. His words provide a keen insight into our forward-thinking strategy: "The attraction and potential of our site are undeniable. As we strive to position ourselves competitively against job portals, we aim to be the go-to international & local connection to create enjoyable experiences for our members. Our goal is to connect our members to our friends through an array of both in-person and virtual opportunities.

  • People who travel to a new city can hire a local to show them around town. It's always good to know someone from the area who can give you first hand information about where to go and what to avoid.
  • Someone might want to see a movie or go out to a restaurant but don't have anyone to go with. They could "Rent a Friend" to go along with them.
  • 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. It's also a great way to meet people of different cultures and religions.
  • 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. It's always great to have Friends in different cities.
  • People who have an extra ticket to a sporting event or concert and don't want to go alone. They can "Rent a Friend" to go along them.
  • Someone may want a workout partner for the gym. Renting a Friend to help motivate and spot you during your workout. It can also be a lot cheaper than hiring a personal trainer.
  • 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.

How the Site Works: Anyone can apply to be a friend on It's 100% free, and the friend get's to keep 100% of the money they earn. The members can contact the friends directly to arrange times, prices, and activities.

All of the profiles on are public except for the friend's contract information. Anyone can view the friend's photos, details, and read their profiles, but in order to contact the friend you must become a member. . The friends charge an hourly rate, and almost all of them are willing to negotiate or even waive their fee depending on the activity that the member wants to do.

Partners: We are looking to partner with new unique companies, ideas, and programmers. contact us.