Rent A Boyfriend? Probably not!


Probably one of the most bizarre apps around, Rent A Boyfriend assures you that you will be cured of depression, once you use the app. TV actors give their view on the same. With the verdict of supreme court on decriminalization of section 377 the topic is talk of the town!

Gurucharan Singh: My view is that if you are in a depression, then go to a psychologist or you can meditate or you can do things I don’t believe in such concepts because love is about emotions and you cannot rent emotions.

Anand Goradiya: I’m not active on any of the dating sites. If an individual is happy and okay with the concept of getting into a temporary relationship, good for him or her. But as Shahrukh Khan says- you should be emotional. Means you should be emotionally detached and mentally prepared. Just to get rid of depression, I wouldn’t get into this site. The best way to fight depression is to be with yourself and acknowledge the problems. Eventually, the depression will be diluted. Time is the best healer. Without being opinionated, I wish Kaushal all the best for his innovative idea.

Gurpreet Singh: I have never been on any of these sites. This new surprising app ‘rent a boyfriend’ has like no emotion. In my view, the source of getting to know people for a match doesn’t matter, what matters is you get the right person. I just wish that it won’t be misused. It feels like this generation is less emotional and more practical.

Naveen Sharma: This is such a stupid app…depression is caused when our expectations are not fulfilled, therefore we should stop expecting only. If depression is caused because of us only then why we are looking for the cure from someone else!

Romit Raj: Honestly, I am old-school. I believe love is the purest form of emotion. In today’s time, unfortunately, people are having sex with strangers and calling it spicing up their life or doing something exciting which is ridiculous. An app to rent a boyfriend is just one way of sugarcoating hiring male and female escorts.

Heital Puniwala: So now, I think we can buy feelings from the market also? Isn’t it? I absolutely disagree with this app. Let’s just think another way around. If you rent a boyfriend than from where do you bring the feelings? I can say this app can easily frustrate you. So, by using this app, you can definitely rent a boyfriend but with this frustration is for free. So, think before you buy it or rent.

Gulshan Nain: Being a very orthodox guy, I am not much in favour of even dating apps because I feel the severe dependence on technology these days is aggravating psychological issues such as depression. The real experience is diminishing from the people’s lives. Earlier people used to get attracted to someone, then the linking would lead to love. There used to be a process, a struggle which felt real, exciting and fun. But now, these dating apps have made everything so convenient and unreal.

Ayush Anand: I would like to say to each his own. But having said that, I want to add that I don’t believe in such apps because the best way to deal with depression is to share your feelings with your loved ones. It may not necessarily be your boyfriend or girlfriend. It can be your close family members or friends. Because talking and letting go of your feelings is the most important. You don’t know who the other person is on the other side and what is their intention.

Sneha Wagh: Rent a boyfriend? Tomorrow they’ll come up with renting other family members. It’s better to cling onto loved ones rather than clinging on to this foolishly dependent app. Make real-time for real family and friends. Renting relationships is one step closer to idiocracy.

Ayyaz Ahmed: Well, the millennials have already accepted it, the more the boost of internet and technology the more weird ideas will come in future. All I can say is we have to embrace the. It’s a very interesting application which will be making money out of people’s misery.

Akashdeep: This is a clear sign of a society going overboard. It’s a ridiculous idea and just a tool to make money. I’m sure some may disagree and list its usefulness but it’s just a charade. You don’t rent boyfriends in the true sense, so this is based on a falsity and an illusion which actually means more wrong is being done to an already depressed person. I am completely against this one.

Shivin Narang: We are living a fast-developing world and with the internet, things have been growing faster, though I don’t see wrong people have to have their own senses in judging with what’s wrong. This kind of app is no less than the food ordering app that you order, eat and get content. I am quite internet savvy but when it comes to relationships and depression, I always go to people who actually care about me and not someone who has to be paid to spend time with me.

Shamin Mannan: Rent a boyfriend app is actually shocking to me. Is a boyfriend all that a woman needs? Or for that matter who said a boyfriend is enough to cure depression? Depression is a serious issue, and this kind of a platonic relationship will make it worse. In depression, the first thing is that you need to stay real you can’t get yourself in a fantasy bubble like this app which will eventually only mess up the whole situation rather than curing it.