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China – Biggest online retailer has a ‘Rent a Boyfriend’ section…

Bare Naked China

China has some interesting matchmaking and dating practices. There are love hunters who track down potential wives for China’s richest bachelors and there are “leftover women,” who are criticized for being older than 27 and unmarried.

In some cases, when a male dies too young, families have “ghost marriages,” exhuming female corpses and marrying the pair.

So, it’s natural for many young Chinese to want to allay their parents’ anxiety over their single-dom. And now they can take to Alibaba-owned online retailer Taobao, tweets George Chen at South China Morning Post. That’s the equivalent of shopping for a date on Amazon or eBay.

People’s Daily reported that use of these services picks up around Single’s Day and Chinese New Year which is expected to fall around Jan. 30 this year. So we thought we’d have a look at just how Taobao’s rent-a-boyfriend feature works.

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This entry was posted on April 17, 2014 by in General News Stories.
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