There’s a now portal – Rent A Gent – where ladies (whether single or otherwise) can come to, choose the type of men they need for various roles at hand… and then pay a fee for the service(s) rendered.
The website is not really new, having been launched in 2013. It’s described by its founders as “a trusted marketplace of handsome, smart, and talented men on demand,” who are “available for rent by the hour for dates and parties,” and get paid at least US $100 per hour for their services.
“The men are selected by women with women’s priorities in mind. Our customers are smart, busy and awesome. Women’s roles are changing and Rent A Gent is the product of our changing world. We can now enjoy the lifestyle that has been enjoyed by men for centuries. This is a guilt-free pleasure. It’s fun and it’s empowering. Have questions? We’re a transparent company…,” Rent A Gent states on its ‘About’ section of the website.
The portal currently caters to female clients from US and Canada, with a guarantee to deliver “wow” experience, or refund the money back to the client in case the expectations are not met. And ‘rented gents’ provide a variety of services.
“A handsome gent is the perfect addition to your bachelorette party, birthday party, reunion, wedding, corporate event, date, or in your kitchen washing your dishes…Paula from ABC hired a gent to watch her 3 kids and tidy up the house. Vicky hired a gent to attend her corporate event. Barbara took a gent to her brother’s wedding,” states the website founded by a lady and two gentlemen.
To be listed among the available gents on the website, one is first screened, interviewed and then selected by the Rent A Gent team of judges.
“They are the top 1% of the 2000+ men who applied to entertain you. The services we offer are diverse. They include dates, singing, bar tending, dancing, stripping, cooking, teaching guitar and piano, personal training, cleaning your home, practicing French, handymen and more,” it adds, without explaining what the ‘more’ at the end statement can refer to.
However, a look at its page rank of 561,958 from Alexa.com indicates that it’s yet to attract huge volumes of users in the US.