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Succour may have finally come for single ladies who are most times lonely and desiring the company a male companion without necessarily having any string attached. Now, a single lady, desiring male company can now have that desire satisfied, thanks to Rent A Gent for just $200 per hour.

Rent A Gent is a site that sets you up with a professional platonic date, without any funny business but just a dependable (and dependably attractive) companion for a few hours.

According to the Rent A Gent creative director, Jon, “We provide a service that’s not on the market. It’s something different and classy. These are more GQ-type guys.”

The site also claims that unlike the escort options you may be thinking of, the Rent A Gent service is about “empowering women”, as it prioritizes meaningful conversation.

Rent A Gent is, however, not the only startup of its kind either. ManServants is a similar service that lets people rent men to wait on them hand and foot, and it costs $125 an hour.

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The company, founded three years ago by entrepreneur Sara Shikhman, employs a simple process: They have a listing of available “gents” across many major metropolitan areas in the US, to whom they will match you based on your mutual interests, needs, and availability. Then they’ll put you in touch with him, and let everything progress from there.

They have about 150 regular gents across the country, with many hundreds of applicants to sift through. A public voting process helps them choose which ones are worthy of the gig, and each is vetted intensively for quality control. Right now, it’s not a huge business; they facilitate a handful of dates a week, with New York and Los Angeles being the most consistent markets.

A New York resident, who patronised the site for a daye has this to say: “On New York’s coldest day of the year so far, I took Rent A Gent for a spin. Our date: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where people flock to find beauty.

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