It’s not all doom and danger. Here are three times the sharing economy won at life
THE UBERPOOL MATCH
Picture the scene: woman flees bad date, dials an UberPool. Ends up in the back seat with a handsome stranger. A year later, they’re still together… Not a Nicholas Sparks novel, but the real-life story of Hayley Mitchell, 27, and her now-boyfriend Charlie Algar, 28. AIRBNB ROOMIES When it comes to sharing an Airbnb, you could end up with a doddery old lady who knows the best place for tea, or a 6ft 5in German tennis player. That’s what happened to Bree when she took a private room in a Wimbledon house two years ago and met player Frank. They’re still together now. PARTY PALS TaskRabbit has noticed a rise in the number of people hiring ‘taskers’ to go to birthday parties for them. They show up, say hello, explain they’re a proxy… and leave. Not bad for a day’s work.