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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chinese career women renting boyfriends to avoid 'leftover woman' stigma

How can young and middle-aged women in China who want to focus on their career live freely without being hounded by their parents to marry? Perhaps by renting a boyfriend.

“I’m not interested in getting married or in getting a boyfriend,” Ning explained.  She had graduated from one of Beijing’s top universities and then entered into the workforce, where she drove herself to become one of the 30 most important people in a company with approximately 20,000 employees.
Ning brought Wang (her rental boyfriend) with her to her parents’ home in the Beijing suburbs for National Foundation Day, in hopes of easing her family’s worries.

Read article here:  http://shanghaiist.com/2013/05/17/chinese_women_renting_boyfriends_to_put_off_leftover_women_label.php