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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:57 AM

Now you can rent girlfriends/boyfriends on FB to improve your image

Twenty-four-year-old Sophia is smart, pretty and has hopes and dreams of getting to grad school.

And for $5 she will be your girlfriend.

"It's not a big deal really," she says, at the end of what has been an altogether very peculiar week.

"It's just easy to do... I just tick 'in a relationship'."

Sophia is one of many women - and a few men - who have essentially brought the age-old industry of escorting to the world of social networking.

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Now, instead of hiring someone to grasp your arm and go out to a party or dinner - it's all about looking good online.

"It's mostly guys trying to make someone else jealous," Sophia explains. "Or to make their profile look like they've got girls all over them."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21446368

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Reply Now you can rent girlfriends/boyfriends on FB to improve your image (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #1
L0oniX Feb 2013 #2
RZM Feb 2013 #3
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #4
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #5
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #6
hfojvt Feb 2013 #8
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #7
marions ghost Feb 2013 #9

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:01 AM

1. Dibs on Charlie's Angels

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:04 AM

2. There are tons of ****** who will friend you for free. n/t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:11 AM

3. I just watched 'Can't Buy Me Love' the other day. Pretty much the same thing

 

Only without the internet.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:13 AM

4. And there are men to also purchase, right? Right?

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:14 AM

5. Yeah, I think bush is out there pimping himself, and maybe cheyney

That would make someone jealous

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:14 AM

6. They probably have a Valentine's Day Special

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:19 AM

8. Why would there be?

You can't even give the damned things away, so who would actually spend money on one?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:18 AM

7. $5? Talk about underselling yourself...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:26 AM

9. sad & weird

seems like it would decrease potential friends. And attract people you are not attracted to & then can't scrape off.

Sophia ("Wisdom") doesn't seem very wise.



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