Thought it was ridic how Chinese companies rented white people? Well, as Chinese New Year approaches, women in China are renting boyfriends to bring home to show their parents.
Anyone who’s been to a Chinese New Year reunion knows relatives can be pretty blunt with awkward and totally unanswerable questions like, “When are you getting a boyfriend?” or “Why aren’t you married yet?” To stave off these familial interrogations, some Chinese women have rented temporary boyfriends on shopping websites such as taobao.com.
Rates are apparently pretty competitive, starting at about US$240 per day. On top of that, the woman also pays for transportation and lodging. But lest you worry that you’re hiring a creeper, sex is (usually) clearly stated as out of the question.
Sounds like a crazy plan for getting a trophy bf, but it’s true that many of my Asian girlfriends get a lot of flack from their family for being single!