I for one agree with that. Of course there are some things that money CAN buy, but friends? Surely not. Rentafriend.com has recently been set up in the US and yes, it does what it says on the tin. I know I'm really lucky to have wonderful friends that I've met throughout my 33 years, not everyone is so lucky.
I guess there are lots of reasons you'd rent a friend - a busy job or perhaps you just find it difficult meeting new people.
My tip? Yep, you've guessed it. Try a spot of volunteering - a wonderful way to meet like-minded people and the best way to get started is sign up with us, we'll get you in touch with your local volunteer centre, give you monthly updates of great ways to volunteer and we'll keep in touch to see how you're getting on - just like friends do.