What is Rent A Boyfriend?
Probably one of the most bizzare apps around, Rent A Boyfriend assures you that you will be cured of depression, once you use the app. Television actors give their view on the same. With the verdict of the Supreme Court decriminalising section 377, the topic is the talk of the town.
Gurpreet Singh: I have never been on any of these sites. This new surprising app ‘rent a boyfriend’ has no emotion. In my view, the source of getting to know people for a match doesn’t matter, what matters is that you get the right person. I hope that it won’t be misused. It feels like this generation is less emotional and more practical.
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.
Should depression only be shared with your family?
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. 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.
Is the internet to blame?
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 it. 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 ridiculous. 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. 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.