People Are Paying $720 for Matchmakers to Find Them Friends


While it's true that people are more connected than ever online and have thousands of "friends" on social media,The Washington Post reports that folks have never been lonelier in real life. Hence, a cottage industry of non-romantic matchmakers has sprung up, with some charging folks in search of a BFF $720 and up for three platonic matches. Internet dating apps have even gotten in on the act, with the likes of Bumble adding "friend modes" to set lonely moms and other women up with potential gal pals. Read more here