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Would You Ever Rent a Date?

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It’s the stuff of the Debra Messing movie “The Wedding Date.” An attractive, but unlucky-in-love single woman doesn’t want to go stag to her half-sister’s wedding in which her ex-fiancé is best man. So she does what any logical girl would do, she hires a male escort (played by the dashingly handsome Dermot Mulroney) to pretend to be her boyfriend for the big event. Of course, wackiness ensues.

Now it seems that the concept of renting a boyfriend is taking off around the globe. A recent ABC News report found that “searches for ‘rent-a-boyfriend’ have gone up 884 percent this year, presumably due to the unusual proximity of the Chinese Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day.”



The price tag for a full day on the town is $128. But more frugal females can opt for the $6.42 an hour rate. There are even special price tags for certain events. A regular movie will run a temporary suitor $8 and a horror movie boosts the cost to $16.


While renters shouldn’t hope to get lucky they can expect complimentary hugs and kisses on the forehead. But there’s no guarantee the guy will look like Dermot. What do you think: Would you ever rent a date?

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  • E3 2013/03/20 18:18:10
    No
    E3
    I wouldn't waste my time and money on some stranger.
  • KIMULIMULIPETER 2013/03/16 23:39:29
    No
    KIMULIMULIPETER
    WHICH IS THE BEST TIME FOR MAN TO GET MARRIAGE AT WHAT AGE?
  • Alacrity 2013/03/07 08:51:29
    Yes
    Alacrity
    One might have to on the spur of the moment.
  • Zakkary John Silva-Sampaio 2013/02/25 18:40:17
    No
    Zakkary John Silva-Sampaio
    dates cost too much as is.
    go with call girls, then you can skip the date part.
    besides isn't this whole rent-a-date bit just another form of hooking anyway?
  • La 2013/02/25 01:47:30
    No
    La
    If I needed a date for something, even when I was single I had plenty of male friends and I could get one to come along.
  • i don't care 2013/02/23 18:32:11
    Yes
    i don't care
    +2
    It's called an escort and sometimes that might be a better choice then an nagging wife or dirty drunk husband.
  • Alacrity i don't... 2013/03/07 08:53:26
    Alacrity
    Escort services are so pretty--and smart.
  • Lien 2013/02/23 17:10:54
    No
    Lien
    That is just wrong.
  • FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK 2013/02/23 14:39:56
    No
    FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK
    Maybe once for fun, to see how it feels .
  • Moodybloo70 2013/02/23 12:21:57
    Yes
    Moodybloo70
    Isn't that what all dates are ????
  • thefatguy 2013/02/23 04:30:09
    No
    thefatguy
    No, when I was unattached I didn't have a problem getting a date if I wanted one. No need to rent one.
  • DDogbreath 2013/02/23 00:18:03
    Yes
    DDogbreath
    Only if they "put out". I wouldn't pay them for the sex either, that would have to be free.
    I would be willing to pay them to go away afterwards, and never call me.
  • music4ever 2013/02/22 17:57:16
    No
    music4ever
    Never!
  • ♥Gabs1697♥ 2013/02/22 17:35:43
    Yes
    ♥Gabs1697♥
  • DavidK 2013/02/22 16:59:38 (edited)
    No
    DavidK
    Date no, hooker yes! Only a desparate liberal would rent a date.
  • Michael S. 2013/02/22 13:44:47
    No
    Michael S.
    I'd only do it if I had a seriously worthwhile ulterior motive, like looking casual and avoiding suspicion when I'm really tailing a mafia dinner party in preparation of a crazy heist. ;)
  • nicesteve 2013/02/22 13:32:40
    No
    nicesteve
    You're barking at the moon. A man already has enough of a financial burden
    with first dates, since men are traditionally required to bankroll every solitary
    dime for a first date as is. For a man to have to pay rental for a sutible female
    companion for a date on top of all of that is totally ludicrous. That's straying
    awfully close to prostitution and pandering, if it ain't already there.
  • TheBorg 2013/02/22 06:22:18
  • nightcrawler2005 2013/02/22 06:04:06
    No
    nightcrawler2005
    No chance whatsoever.

    That said I do understand why some women do it in China and certain other cultures. Their under a hell of a lot of pressure from their parents to get married. By going the rent a date routine they can get the parents off their backs.
  • Aingean 2013/02/22 04:25:24
    No
    Aingean
    Heck no. If I needed a date that badly ( if I wasn't married ) I have more then enough male friends that I could talk into going with me if a date was required. As it is I AM married so I have a date for the rest of my life...
  • Sam 2013/02/22 04:23:45
    Yes
    Sam
    I am desperate...no doubt....
  • ll 2013/02/22 03:46:17 (edited)
    No
    ll
    What?? "Yea id lik the blonde buff one for 3 days please...no I dont popcorn and soda with that..oh but maybe some protection?" WTF...?!?
  • Olde' Smoke 2013/02/22 03:45:47
    No
    Olde' Smoke
    I only rent prostitues
  • Lucy Krueger 2013/02/22 01:18:41
    Yes
    Lucy Krueger
    Maybe.Probably not to something like a wedding, with lot's of people I know.But If for some reason I have to pretend I have a girlfriend and my friends all know it's not real, why not?As long as I can choose the girl, though.
  • Meljahun 2013/02/21 21:57:19
    Yes
    Meljahun
    Hell yea! in this age of every body dressing down.Its the only way i could step out for the evening dressed to the nines with a attractive woman who will wear a dress and heals.
  • Just Jenn for Now 2013/02/21 19:00:59
    No
    Just Jenn for Now
    +1
    Why play with emotions like that anyway?

    I mean, isn't that the most awkward thing as it is? Renting someone to date, and if it's a proper date, you're going to probably hold hands with them and even get a peck on the cheek or full on smooch... then say "bye" at the end of it all.

    I can't believe someone would actually think of this. I'm starting to think sense of moral and integrity is diminishing in people these recent years.

    People are not objects.
  • Jensenmk 2013/02/21 17:29:21
    No
    Jensenmk
    Prostitution is illegal in most places.
  • Hakking 2013/02/21 16:48:46
  • TheBorg Hakking 2013/02/22 06:26:17
    TheBorg
    I believe a more accurate answer would be, "you don't know you dated whores or prostitutes." I highly doubt you gave nothing to every woman you ever dated and they were and still are virgins.
  • Hakking TheBorg 2013/02/22 13:57:03
  • Jim 2013/02/21 16:11:14
    No
    Jim
    The Phil Hendrie Show already lampooned the idea many years ago! Chris Norton, the show's stud, discussed how he priced his services based on how attractive or ugly his date would be. If he takes an unattractive chick to her prom, and his friends see him with her, there may be a surcharge for that, too.
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2013/02/21 14:13:59
    No
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    But when you come right down to it unless it is dutch treat you are.
  • Suni 2013/02/21 13:53:58
    No
    Suni
    no....no....no.....
  • Katiana2808 2013/02/21 13:01:39
    No
    Katiana2808
    No. The hell NO! This is an immature idea and is as if we were all considering love as a laughing stock. There is no price tag in love. Life is not about, your colour, race, religion, if you are skinny,fat,white,black, tall, short, skinny, rich or poor. And this:" renting a date" is completely stupid and immature. There are other means of loving each other. People who are on online dating networks are people who suffer from both psychological, social and emotional problem to go on sites like that. Really?! They only need to make friends. Or those people are just hackers and are involved in phishing, hacking and ask for money on websites. These are 419 crime rascals!
  • Icarus 2013/02/21 12:46:02
    No
    Icarus
    I think that would be sad and unsatisfying.
  • Resp 2013/02/21 07:05:00
    Yes
    Resp
    YES! It depends also if she has a killer bod.
  • Lefty-Lucy 2013/02/21 03:39:34
    No
    Lefty-Lucy
    Don't have to ;)
  • Masaca 2013/02/21 03:20:17
    No
    Masaca
    Nope
  • QC 2013/02/21 02:52:52
    Yes
    QC
    +1
    Only if it includes the works....
  • Taylor 2013/02/21 01:25:24
    No
    Taylor
    I feel that would be pointless.

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