A lonely, wealthy man has garnered some Weibo-fame after posting a note explaining he needs a presentable ahem female escort to accompany him home for Spring Festival. The man is, apparently, quite loaded and quite determined to make his mother think that he’s had some luck in the dating scene.
In the note, the man explains that his mom has been rushing him to get married, but he hasn’t run into much luck, so (of course) he’s decided that his best bet is to rent a girlfriend for seven days. The offer stands at a cool one million yuan (with 200,000 paid up-front) and free charter flight from Shenzhen to Zhengzhou.
He may be desperate, but that doesn’t mean he’ll hire just anyone. The poster adamantly requires that the woman should be lighter than 50kg, taller than 168cm, boast a sweet looking face, and hold (at the very least) a bachelors degree. PhDs and/or virgins are strongly preferred, and will get a 10% bonus, because this whole thing wasn’t weird enough.
The Weibo post immediately attracted national attention, with some users pointing out that “making one million yuan for seven days’ work is the same salary as famous actors or singers.” Various male netizens reluctantly wished that they was born as girls so they could take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
The post garnered 10,000 comments on its first day, with apparently 5264 female ‘contestants’.
By Isabel Quan