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Looking lonely on holiday? Hire fake friends!

It's bad enough the only physical contact you'll get is accidentally falling asleep on a stranger's shoulder in a packed plane, but do you have to look so bloody lonely on social media when travelling solo?


Japan says no.


A Japanese company called Family Romance has the solution for lonely travellers longing to (at least) look like they have the entourage of even a male Kardashian.


The service allows you to hire fake friends from a catalogue based on things like gender, age and even their style.


You'll have to book them for a minimum of two hours and fork out for any travel or food and beverage expenses, as well as pay upwards of 2,000 yen.


Who says money can't be friendship?


Written by: Gaya Avery
Published: 7 April 2017

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