18 Jan '12, 2pm

China boyfriend for rent

China boyfriend for rent

Beijing, CHINA: China's internet population may have crossed the half a billion mark. And the sizable market has spurred some interesting online services. Singles can rent a boyfriend, or even enlist the service of someone to help with a breakup. It's the Lunar New Year and as with tradition, it's also that time of the year when people shop for new clothes and new shoes but some people in Beijing also go online to shop for a new boyfriend. Pressure on single women to settle down is so huge in China that some resort to hiring a temporary boyfriend. And this has prompted an online industry of individuals offering themselves for rent. Rates are competitive, starting from 1500 yuan per day (close to US$240), and the female hirer is expected to pay for extras like transport and lodging. But in most cases, sex is clearly stated as, not on the cards. Out of curiosity, 27-year-old...

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