February 7, 2013

Rented boyfriends keep parents at bay

“I offer such a service only because I’m bored and know fewer female friends at work,” said Ding Hui, 27, a salesman in the plastic industry in Shanghai, with a monthly salary of more than 10,000 yuan ($1,600).

Ding said trust building is very important, and the job is all about acting, which proved to be tough for him.

“I was exhausted as I had to flatter others for seven days and had to think before I spoke. I don’t want to do it anymore,” he said.

(via China Daily)


  1. Kathy Hilen-Smith on February 9th, 2013 at 7:08 am

    “A rental boyfriend can do the following: accompanying the girl to visit friends and families, go shopping, having meals and even getting a kiss out of courtesy.”

    Here in these United States you can get a rental boyfriend to do a hell of a lot more than that:

    Do you have tons of little broken hinges, cracked tiles, and missing shelves? …There’s no per-item charge, no job minimums, and no bullshit…. We’ll fix leaking faucets and broken widgets, install electrical outlets, ceiling fans, and light fixtures, or assemble furniture, etc. No task is too small or unimportant for Boyfriend for Hire.

    Now THAT is a BOYFRIEND. And according to the website, he looks like this.

  2. Kathy Hilen-Smith on February 9th, 2013 at 7:26 am