A Mumbai based application called “Rent a Boy friend” has been launched in Mumbai and Pune on Friday with a mission to fight depression. The whole objective of the app is to help lonely people overcome their depression by having a partner next to them for a day.
When Tinder came into existence, people got highly influenced by the idea of meeting potential partners online and the very idea empowered everybody’s life. And now, another surprise has come us where you can simply rent a boyfriend that will help you cure your depression.
The app is a creation of 19-year-old Kaushal Prakash having the insight to make India a depression-free country and liberate the depressed people by sending them a rental boyfriend. Where the creator claims that the services will be purely “platonic” in nature.
In an interview with DNA, when people asked why does not this app cater to men, Kaushal Said –
“Rent a girlfriend sounds weird in India but it’s ok abroad.“
The interior decorator cum entrepreneur Prakash stated that “There will not be any sexual relations or private meetings”. While the owner insists that this app does not encourage any sexual relationship on his app, even though the websites showcases profiles of shirtless men showcasing their six pack abs.
RABF Service will be available to both Male & Female for the contracted time in city of Mumbai/Pune. The service will be purely platonic in nature. RABF is a platform which will help a nation to fight DEPRESSION, provide EMPLOYMENT (Males), Give a hope to a person who can relieve their life more confidently & happily. – @kaushallprakash (Owner). #rabflaunch #instarabf #followrabf #rabfmumbai #rabfpune #pressconference #rentalboyfriendindia #rabfconnect #rabfmembers #myrabf @rabf24 @thewestinmumbai
The idea took birth from Prakash’s own experiences where he believes that one always seeks someone to put forward their life issues in order to liberate their mental and emotional turbulence.
RABF possesses a toll-free number where people can consult a psychiatric for a period of 15-20 minutes for Rs. 500 only. Prakash also talked about the services where,” You can rent a celebrity for Rs 3,000, or a model for up to Rs 2,000, or an aam aadmi (commoner) for just Rs 300-400 per hour. The website works strictly on a commission basis, giving 70 percent of the earning to the boyfriends. With a corpus of 65 belonging to the age group of 20-25 years, RABF also has a couple of 55-year-old boyfriends in the mix.”
Talking about the call center filled with professional psychiatrists, he said, “It will be easier to speak about these issues over the phone as in India as visiting a psychiatrist elicits the same kind of “log kya kahege (what will people say?)” response as a girl who wears short clothes in public.”
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