And if that all fails, you can also search for friends online and rent them. Craigslist shut down its personals section last spring after passage of legislation aimed at ending sex trafficking that would find websites hosting prostitution ads liable. Webcam services such as Chatroulette continue to offer free or paid chances to interact virtually one on one with people across the world, but for many American consumers, their reputations are largely linked to pornography. Platonic companionship, on the other hand, has yet to enter mainstream American consideration as a product that can be bought or sold. Not so for the rest of the world. The platonic companionship market is more established in Japanwhere companies like Family Romance and Client Partners offer customers the chance to rent professionals to stand in as friends, partners, or even parents for special events, sessions of catharsis, or just an afternoon visit.
Acquaintance Frequency of Contact This characteristic differentiates one-night stands from the three erstwhile kinds of casual relationships. A one-night stand is, by definition, a definite contact that goes no further. Brand of Contact Some relationships are sexual only, and others are both sexual and social. People in one-night abide and booty call relationships only allow sexual contact. Sex buddies and friends with benefits, on the other hand, share both sexual and social contacts. Social contact means that the ancestor in the relationship can see all other in non-sexual contexts.