It all started about 14 years ago, when I decided to book my first Rent-a-Friend. I remember being very nervous! In fact, the thought of the whole thing made me want to gag!! My main concerns were what if people found out I Rented-a-Friend… What if people recognise the Rented Friend I’m with? Also, at the back of my mind, I kept thinking about what’s going to happen at the end of the evening? I wasn’t looking for anything other than friendship at the time, I just wanted someone to accompany me to the annual ball that my company held each year as everyone else seemed to have a partner coming.
I was at an age where people expected me to be married with children, or at least have a man in my life. Being career driven meant I didn’t give much thought to either of those things.
After changing my mind several times I decided to just go for it and got in touch with an agency that had been recommended to me at the time by a close friend. I decided that I’d book an Male companion for dinner first so I could pan out if he’d be acceptable before I expose him to my colleagues. I spoke to Jonathan over the phone before our dinner appointment. He knew exactly what I was feeling and put me at ease.
I booked a table at a restaurant I’d never been to and anyone who knew me wouldn’t be likely to turn up. I got to the restaurant half an hour early and even prepared some questions I would ask Jonathan.
My First Male Companion
When Jonathan arrived; I was expecting a handsome man that would use a bunch of corny lines then try to win me over. He was indeed handsome, but a complete gentlemen. I paid him up front for the 3 hours we agreed upon. Jonathan was considerate, charming and listened closely. He kept his focus completely on me, all night. It felt like I was the only person in the room that night, something I had never experienced. I was completely at ease and in awe of the gentleness with which he handled me. At the end of the evening, we went our separate ways without any awkward goodbyes.
2 weeks later, Jonathan accompanied me to the annual work ball. I introduced him simply as Jonathan. Despite there being unlimited alcohol… Jonathan remained on point and ensured I was well looked after. My boss and colleagues got on well with him. Jonathan always knew exactly what to say; regardless of the situation or the questions.
My experience with Jonathan put me in high spirits for weeks! I had seen another side to social companionship and decided I would definitely use them again.
Rent-a-Friend NOT Escorts
Over the following years I used several Rent-a-friend Companions from various websites. I became well acquainted with what was to be expected from a professional social companion. Though there were several occasions that my chosen companion offered to ‘come back to mine‘ or tried to get a sneaky goodnight kiss. Most of my experiences were exceptional. I even began recommending some of the gentlemen I met to friends, and later colleagues. Before I knew it, I had gathered a group of wonderful and professional friends-for-hire. And they were keeping busier through my recommendations than with the agencies they paid extortionate fees to register with.
The Birth of Dukes of Daisy Rent-a-Friend
After being made redundant in the Autumn of 2012 – a now close friend (who I had met on a Rent-a-Friend booking) suggested I start my very own rent-a-friend website. After all, I had built up plenty of experience and already had a good social circle of friends who would become regular clients. More importantly than that, I wanted other people to experience the benefits of having a professional friend at their side. In time this would change the negative perception people have of renting a friend.
I started operating Dukes of Daisy through recommendations alone at the start of 2013. I initially only worked with Male Companions (hence the name Dukes of Daisy). I then added Female Companions towards the end of 2013. This was after receiving a considerable amount of requests from clients wanting to rent well behaved ladies for social excursions.
I would be honoured if you joined our thriving community as a Rent-a-Man, Rent-a-Woman or a client wanting to be spoiled. See for yourself how truly rewarding it can be for everyone involved.
All the best,
Founder of Dukes of Daisy