This may well be the saddest thing I've ever heard. Or in the past month at least. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
Are you a fan of spooning? Who doesn't like a good cuddle every now and then, right? Well, if you tune into Dragon's Den regularly, you'll know that anything can be turned into a business plan. Including snuggling?
For a fee, a 29-year-old grad student from Penfield, New York will provide you with a snuggle service.
As the sole founder and snugglee (or is it snuggler?) of the Snuggery, Jacqueline Samuel "aims to make the world a gentler place, one snuggle at a time.” But curling up with her warm youthful bod doesn't come cheap. An hour and a half will set you back $90.
“Everyone keeps asking how I came up with the idea,” said Samuel. “There’s no other answer except that I just have always really liked to cuddle. It just makes you feel good.”
The service claims to be distinctly hands-off and asexual. But let's be honest. There are a lot of lonely (and horny) people out there. The fact remains that Samuel's clientele mainly comprise middle-aged business men, who do tend to mix the cuddle session with a bit of talk therapy, even though she is not a qualified therapist.