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Chinese women’s solution to the pressure to marry: Rent a boyfriend By Sorcha Pollak via TIME

An interesting story, a common theme across diverse cultures, it is a temporary measure we must address the bigger issue. Here’s the synopsis; for just $50, women in China now have the opportunity to engage an eligible young man to accompany them home for a family visit, according to a report by the BBC.

According to Ding Na, a young woman from northeast China who lives in Beijing, “I’m pretty old – I’m almost 30 – but I’m still single,” “I’m under a lot of pressure. My sisters and relatives all ask me why I’m not married.” She narrated to the BBC as her rationale for exploring these ‘boyfriends-for-hire’ services.

Read the rest of the story here: http://world.time.com/2013/02/08/chinese-relatives-pressuring-you-to-marry-try-a-rent-a-boyfriend/

Image: from TIME.com