It may sound weird, but there are people who are in predicaments where they need to rent a mom or rent a dad.
The first time that I heard about this was in 2010, and I thought it was pretty ingenious. Two college students were arrested on campus for underage drinking. They were both 20 years old, and paying their own way through college. The school wanted to have a sit down with both of the students parents to discuss the situation. Both students argued that their parents had nothing to do with their education. Being 20 years old, they were both adults, and both paying their way through college.
The school was relentless and threatened to kick out both of the students out of school unless the school had a sit down with their parents. That is when they contacted RentAFriend.com. They emailed in asking if we had moms or dads available for rent. Surely there were plenty of older Friends on the website who were happy to play the role. The students hired a mom and dad who sat in on the meetings the school had with the student and their parents. The school was satisfied, and the students got a slap on the wrist and was able to continue their college education.
That was just one scenario that I thought was very unique. The students were both 20 years old, and the mom and dad they hired understood the role they were playing. It was a win-win for everyone involved.
There are other reasons why you may want to rent a mom or a dad. Perhaps you have parents who are not very understanding of your relationships, yet your significant other wants to meet them? Rather than upset your real mom or dad with your new “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”, hire a stand-in mom and dad to take the place and pretend they are thrilled with your new partner! Your significant other will be happy, and your parents will have no clue!
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