Is the job market getting you down? Not having any luck in the dating world? Well if you’re a virgin who weighs no more than 110 pounds, you’re taller than 5’5” and have a PhD, there’s a lucrative opportunity out there for you. A Chinese man, who is desperate to get his mother off of his back, is offering 1 million yuan (just over $165,000), to be his girlfriend for seven days. The man posted his request for “company” on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter. In the post he offers $33,000 upfront and a free charter flight from Shenzhen to Zhenghou. On the first day there were 5,264 female candidates. It’s a buyers market!
This next comment may “out” me, but don’t these requests sound like the premise for a porno? By his requests, his ideal girlfriend is thinner, taller, more attractive and educated than the common woman – and she’s swayed by large sums of money. I obviously can’t give proof of this man’s porn intake, but its availability has definitely created higher and less realistic expectations for many people. New York magazine says it best, “For the first time in human history, [porn’s] images’ power and allure have supplanted that of real naked women. Today, real naked women are just bad porn.”
Thousands of people have commented on the Weibo post with men being some of the most vocal, wishing they had the opportunity to escort this Prince Charming. If they’re in China, they could always become a boyfriend for rent, but the pay isn’t nearly as good.