Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Girlfriend for Hire!

Source: China Daily

SHANGHAI: Liu Facai is desperate to hire a "girlfriend" during the Spring Festival holiday.

The 31-year-old sales manager works in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, and has posted a notice on a bulletin board of, the largest Web portal in the province.

The offer: 6,000 yuan ($878) for five days.

The reason: to present her before his parents in his hometown of Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, to stop them from pestering him to find a girlfriend and get married.

"My parents have been pushing me for a long time to find a girlfriend and asked me to bring her home for Spring Festival," Liu says.

He has left his personal information and blog address on the website. "It's always better to be honest," he says. "My price is competitive," though.

Nearly 400 applicants have responded within three days, he says. "Many girls have contacted me and want to meet me."

Not sure what bothers me more, an ad that rents a girlfriend for the five days the man is visiting his parents, or that nearly 400 girls are willing to receive money for this!


Jake Lunde said...

I think its odd that he doesn't think in this he cant find a real girlfriend. Maybe take this outpouring of hits to really get the right one.

Roger Williams said...

The business of China is business!

Anonymous said...

"If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen, she's twelve. If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she's damn near forty"
-Chris Rock

Degenerasian said...

Haha very true. But in this case they'd have to meet and money changes hands so can't lie about age!

Russ Nelson said...

I dunno, being a play girlfriend could be a lark ... depending on the expectations. Sex? For five days for $850? Mmmmmaybe not!