Chinese Man Rents Girlfriend for Holiday, Gets Her Pregnant

On the way home with a rented girlfriend.

From NetEase:

38-Year-Old Man Rents “Post-90s Girlfriend” Home for Spring Festival Holiday, Gets Her Pregnant

Meeting with parents with the rented girlfriend.

38-year-old Gao X from Xuzhou can be considered a “leftover man” [a man who is getting old but remains single] in his family, continuously working in Zhejiang province. As a result, his parents have been urging him to get married. Seeing that he couldn’t avoid it, Gao X proceeded to lie to his parents saying he found a girlfriend at work, and would bring her back for the Spring Festival holiday for his parents to see.

Last year before Spring Festival, in order to satisfy his parents, Gao had no choice but to post a “will pay generously to rent a girlfriend to go home for Chinese New Year” online. After seeing the post, “post-90s” Xie X, a university student in Xuzhou, applied for the job.

While at Gao X’s home over the Chinese New Year holiday period, the two of them slept in one bedroom. Unable to control their attraction to each other, they soon had sex. A few days later, Xie got her payment, and Gao also left returning to his job, the two of them going their separate ways. A few months later, Xie however discovered that she was pregnant, and without a choice, she had an abortion. Despite contacting him multiple times, Gao X expressed refusal to bear the costs of the abortion. This year before Spring Festival, upon learning that Gao X had returned home, Xie X found Gao X, but his attitude remained unchanged.

With no choice, Xie X went to the Xuzhou Gulou District Judicial Bureau Legal Aid Center for help.

2013 February 16, after the staff of the center understood the situation, they immediately accepted the case, and informed Gao X that her pregnancy and abortion were caused by both of their actions, and to let Xie X face the consequences alone would clearly be very unfair, which meant Gao was also responsible. In the end, the two reached an agreement on the spot: Gao X would bear half the responsibility by paying 3,000 yuan in compensation.

Comments from NetEase:

canbtt [网易北京市网友]:

This girl is so fucking ridiculous!! Gets her fun and then “bites back” [makes a false counter-charge]!!!

网易陕西省手机网友 ip:113.135.*.*: (responding to above)

Bought a hard-seat ticket, but got a soft sleeper, this man is niubi

湖广总督张之洞 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

A post-90s college girl? Is this real or not? Next time I’ll post an ad too, and you don’t even need to wear a condom, awesome…

网易广东省深圳市南山区手机网友 ip:119.59.*.*: (responding to above)

Post-90s girl, truly fucking clever! Gets her boobs touched and suddenly unable to control the other’s attraction?

一醉难求 [网易黑龙江省哈尔滨市网友]:

Her getting pregnant isn’t very good, but otherwise it would’ve been so perfect! But then again, how can they prove that the child inside her belly was Gao X’s?

寡妇村猪肉某 [网易上海市闵行区网友]:

1. Normally even at the earliest it is 10 or after in the morning. The woman has to get ready, the man has to go withdraw some money. When they meet, the woman has to pretend to be shy, while the man normally will compliment the woman, saying she’s prettier than in her pictures. Then, the man asks the girl what she wants to eat, and the girl says anything will do. Then the guy takes the girl to eat, and the guy begins displaying his sense of humor. Then they take a walk, watch a movie, and the afternoon is gone, but she would say nothing about going home. 

2. The man thinks this is because she still wants to hang out with me, so he says let’s go singing then [KTV]. She says it’s too late, but he says it’s no problem, just for a while and then he’ll take her home.

3. Normally at this point, the man will not have done anything with the woman, perhaps not even holding hands. He says you must be good at singing, so sing, and here the girl let’s down her guard and sings. He listens, and it’s truly fucking awful, but he still says it’s not bad, and quite good.

4. She’s thinking, this guy is quite sunny [nice]. And by now it’s a bit late, so he says, let’s go, I’ll see you home. She’s thinks, is he not into me? And even feels a little disappointed.

5. The two would begin to thinking in their minds, how they can avoid going home? He says, since it’s this late, I’m not comfortable with you going back home, I still want to be with you for a while. She says she absolutely has to go home, so he says, I’ll take you home then, but the two of them drag on like this and 10 minutes later, they haven’t moved more than a few meters.

6. Later she says, I can’t go back home anymore, the reason possibly being that the dorm has locked its doors, or that her friend’s boyfriend is staying over. The guy will then in dead earnest say, how about I find you a hotel then? The girl says, but you have to promise that you won’t touch me. He says, relax, I’m no bad guy, then faintly smirks hiding all his wild ambitions.

7. Then the two are in a hotel, the two of them first chat, watch a little TV, with him saying the to girl from time to time, you really are pretty. He says, you have work or school tomorrow, so you should sleep soon. She feels a little embarrassed. He says, can I hold you while we sleep? I’m not going to do anything. 

8. She says okay. Then he holds her tightly and says, honey, with me holding you like this, you won’t be cold, and so she ends up holding him as well. He says, can I kiss you? And she tacitly agrees, but normally at this moment still nothing will happen.

9. Now he wants to move things forward, and begins to take her clothes off until it reaches her bottom line. Here, she beings to protest, pushing him away. Seeing that the situation is not good, he says, baby, I’m sorry, I’m too impulsive, you know I’m a man, let alone you are so beautiful. 

10. Then she treats him like a close family member, telling him about her bumpy love life, how life is so confusing. He then begins to show his gentle side, baby, if only you had met me earlier, I would never have let you go through this much suffering, don’t be afraid, you still have me.

11. Her psychological defenses breached, everybody is relaxed. He begins to kiss her, then touches her, and she’s wet, dripping, itching for it, then bang bang, all has been done. She’s awake, he’s tired. 

12. She begins to snuggle with him, but he’s asleep, and then she’s also asleep. The next day when they wake up, he’ll feel a little awkward, while she’ll think she’s in a relationship.

If you can finish reading this, can you not leave a reply?

苦逼的屌丝 [网易上海市网友]: (responding to above)

Holy fuck! A technical/useful post!

小仙00 [网易湖南省长沙市网友]: (responding to 寡妇村猪肉某)

Haha, interesting!

zh5489 [网易浙江省杭州市网友]: (responding to 寡妇村猪肉某)

So fucking technical/useful.

牛村长他祖宗的祖宗 [网易云南省昆明市网友]: (responding to 寡妇村猪肉某)

Basically right, more or less what I do, but I leave out the third step, singing.

网易山东省青岛市网友 ip:120.128.*.*: (responding to 寡妇村猪肉某)

Basically right, more or less what I do, but I leave out the second step, watching movies.

叶赫那拉佩妤 [网易广东省深圳市网友]: (responding to 寡妇村猪肉某)

This does seem like the process [way things unfold]. Nowadays, things develop/progress as fast as a rocket, it’s impossible to defend against.

Comments from QQ:

腾讯网友 囔鞭廖得安?:

This is a new method of whoring! Even after he has done it, it still won’t be counted as whoring! One word—clever!

腾讯榆林市网友 祝你平安:

Nowadays college students are so shameless. Clearly it’s you who wanted to have fun. Why didn’t you have him wear a condom? And then afterwards you ask him for pay money. Now I wonder if her pregnancy was really this man’s child.

腾讯网友 L□,忄夬、乐:

Before the act, it was both voluntary/consensual. One was willing to give, the other was willing to receive. Then she had a baby and had to pay for an abortion, so she pressed charges. If it goes bad, she could accuse him of rape… What can I say… this man was really screwed…

腾讯网友 电脑维修:

The internet has provided modern prostitutes a chance to be ladies, a comparatively safer way of making money, no need for investment. Whores that run massage parlors, you’re out.

腾讯网友  00:

Both of them are very ridiculous.

腾讯西安市网友 Kent_小黑: (responding to above)

This girl is truly ridiculous… It has already been said it was mutual attraction, so why not let him wear a condom?

腾讯天津市网友 果宝特攻:

Public moral degeneration by the day! If young college students were all like this, this country would be finished. No need for American or Japanese provocations, it would destroy itself.

腾讯北京市网友 在你身后;关:

Open a shop and people can commit prostitution through the method of renting out girlfriends.

腾讯烟台市网友 石佛坤:

She did it to herself. Who told you to not control yourself! Really now, this kind of girl is truly disgusting!

腾讯网友 韦小宝:

Today’s college girls are not much more expensive than prostitutes. Sometimes if you just sweet talk a little, they’re much cheaper than prostitutes, and also clean.

腾讯苏州市网友 不牵手的恋爱: (responding to above)

You’re wrong, prostitutes are cleaner than them. Prostitutes all require you to wear a condom. They all have professional ethics, okay? But they [college girls] aren’t necessarily so. Today you play with her, tomorrow he does, and when she gets the impulse, she’ll have an orgy. Normally pretending to be virtuous ladies, but burning [with lust] in their bones!

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  • Rent-a-bitch…..lmao

  • Jahar

    That description of a “date” is great. i like the last line, “The next day when they wake up, he’ll feel a little awkward, while she’ll think she’s in a relationship.”

    • Rick in China

      She wont think she’s in a relationship if she accepted it as a job, ie prostituted herself out for him.

      Wait, actually, I guess in China that’s sort of how many ‘relationships’ work :D

      • MonkeyMouth

        sounds like the rick-ster’s gotten burned in the past……lol

        • Rick in China

          I’m happily married, and while I’ve had my share of experiences in China, I’ve never felt burned :D

          • MonkeyMouth

            jia you, Rick!

    • MonkeyMouth

      i wonder if that poster has ‘foreign’ friends?!?!

  • hun

    oh hay look~ the one who did the renting isn’t slut shamed. I don’t get how they’re going after the girl when it takes two people to get pregnant, they’re both at fault.

    • MonkeyMouth

      its kong zi’s fault

      • Hongwu Emperor

        wtf?? WTF?? what the FUUUU….
        why the hell are you EVEN blaming Kongzi here?

  • Kate

    Well thank goodness she got reimburst for her troubles, I was almost worried about this was going to end badly but then I’m not an unborn fetus. Stupid people, abortion shouldn’t be used as birth control.

    • BiggJ

      Reinbursed for her troubles??? If I rent a taxi and the car get smashed, do I need to pay the repairs? That the taxi drivers fault.

      • dwqdw wdwqdqwd

        But if you rent a an old bike and smash it, then you need to pay for the repairs.

        • BiggJ

          If it was my friends bike i would, if I rented it from someone who rented bikes I would not have to.

          • Barney Rubble

            If you rented a bike you’d need to leave a deposit first, and would lose your deposit if you smashed the bike.

          • BiggJ

            He did leave a deposit….then she killed it.

          • dwqdw wdwqdqwd

            You’re right, considering a healthy child could bring quite some revenue for a parent with few compunctions.

          • dwqdw wdwqdqwd

            But, if she did not have a sense of right and wrong, she’d keep the baby and sell it for some large amount of money, but she didn’t do that. This puzzles me, because if she acted on some sense of moral right and wrong, it would be the same as if a bike owner demanded a renter to pay for repairs. It puzzles me because according to my morality, this would never be an issue, the repairs woud be paid by the renter. Yet you say you would not pay, although you would pay if the renter was your friend. Ah, I see, I get it now, it’s sort of the same thing as being “polite” to law enforcement officers in America (pardon me guessing you’re American), if you’re “polite” you’re let go off the hock, you’re kind of a friend, a buddy to the officer, but if you’re just to the point and not “polite”, you’re more likely to get arrested. Same thing, a charade governing what you should pay. Nutty but I get it.

    • MonkeyMouth

      the treatment regimen for RU486 is worse……and higher risk

  • Rick in China

    Hahaha, “Unable to control their attraction to each other, they soon had sex. A few days later, Xie got her payment” – it’s called prostitution, not attraction.

    Also, why did he have to pay 3000 rmb? 1) she prostituted herself out to him, 2) it’s 6000 rmb for an abortion?

    Another thing I don’t get, how can she prove it was HIM who got her pregnant, not her next/previous customers?

    • linette lee

      …… can she prove it was HIM who got her pregnant, not her next/previous customers?………

      good point.

      • Guest

        Only an idiot would ever believe she were pregnant in this short 2-weeks time.

        • mr.wiener

          Strange things do happen. Apparently at the battle of Fredricksburg a confederate mini ball pierced the testicles of a union private and traveled an additional 50 feet, lodging in the overies of a 16 year old girl.
          The baby was born 9 months later , she was happy and guilt free…..of course the soldier was a bit pissed off though.
          I suppose it was a kind of intercourse, but maybe only for the overly adventurous.
          Tom Waites.

          • Alphy
          • PixelPulse

            Too bad, that was a great story.

          • mr.wiener

            Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

          • Peter Pottinger

            haha fuck awesome story!!

        • Barney Rubble

          She got pregnant last CNY, and then confronted him when he returned home this CNY.

    • Jixiang

      She was paid to pretend to be his girlfriend, not to have sex with him. That happened because they were sleeping in the same room and felt attracted to each other. It wasn’t part of the deal. Thus it is not prostitution.

      • BiggJ

        It’s still kind of prostitution. To sell (oneself or one’s talent, for example) for an unworthy purpose. Unless you call pretending to be someones girlfriend/wife for money a worthy purpose…..chinese people think so. lol

        • donscarletti

          I think I’m a whore too by your definition.

          I don’t have to deal with anyone’s dick though.

        • Red Scarf

          Its more like escorting than prostitution.

      • donscarletti

        Yeah, totally man.

        A bunch of nice girls in high-end KTVs feel really attracted to me too after I pay them to accompany me singing buy them a nice gift.

      • Rick in China

        Are you REALLY so naive? He paid her to pretend to be his girlfriend, including banging her – although that wasn’t explicitly outlined (at least, the story doesn’t say so) in the original deal. If there was some kind of ‘real’ attraction, don’t you think they would have continued a relationship instead of split ways completely? Not even contact information afterwards, so that she had to find him at his hometown the next CNY? Get real son, you’re living in a fantasy of justification.

        • Kai

          No, he’s not naive. This phenomenon of “renting a girlfriend” or hiring someone to pretend to be a significant other just to get one’s parents off their back about getting married during a holiday visit is well-known in China. Single girls hire guys too. It’s not “girlfriend” in the sense you’re thinking of. Sexual services is not part of the arrangement, so not prostitution in the legal sense. It’s more like Chinese companies hiring a white guy to pretend to be an executive at their company for meetings.

          They didn’t have sex as part of the charade, it was a spur of the moment thing, like a one night stand. One night stands or temporary flings split amicably all the time without turning into a relationship.

          She did have his contact information. That’s how she contacted him multiple times trying to get him to help pay for the abortion. He refused. She merely cornered him during his CNY visit home this year. She likely had his contact information from when they arranged the deal, but otherwise didn’t know his address in Zhejiang. She did, however, know where his parents live and that he’d be there during the holidays.

          • dwqdw wdwqdqwd

            Do you have anything to backup your claims with?
            Sounds like make belief to me.

          • Rick in China

            Exactly what I was going to post.

            “They didn’t have sex as part of the charade, it was a spur of the moment thing, like a one night stand.”

            Really? Wow, that’s informative. I didn’t realize that – nor see anything like that mentioned in the story. Not only is it common knowledge that people “rent” people, boys rent girls girls rent boys, and take them back to their hometowns to show to the parents — but it’s also common knowledge that sex is also part of many of those ‘fake’ bring back to home relationships – it’s often confirmed beforehand, but if buddy is begging for it while she’s over there, she’ll give it up and expect some compensation. It’s not a clear cut market where a standard exists, but this is pretty much common sense…. and I’m surprised you’re making such a bold statement with nothing but distant speculation to back it up.

          • Kai

            Wow, you guys are being kinda hostile.

            I’m going by the information provided in the article.


            English translation above. I suppose if you can read Chinese, this and everything else MIGHT be clearer but I don’t think the English translation is particularly unclear.

            To my knowledge, no, sex is not usually a part of these arrangements. I’m not saying it’s a clear-cut market where standards exist, nor am I saying they couldn’t possibly have arranged to have sex included or he couldn’t have begged for it while in the moment, but if all we have to go by is the article text, then the text does not support that interpretation.

            If we combine in our own background knowledge about this phenomenon, I’d say my read is a lot more likely than your read. What Jixiang said did not strike me as odd whatsoever. It in fact reflected exactly how I understood the article and what I understand about this phenomenon of “renting” a boyfriend/girlfriend to meet one’s parents as a charade. You called him naive and I said I don’t think he is. I don’t think he deserved to be called that either. He didn’t say anything offensive to you, did he?

            You may suspect sex was part of the deal but neither the article text nor the majority of these sorts of arrangements provide for that. In fact, the netizen comments expressing amusement remarking about how clever this guy is, is precisely because people don’t normally think sex is involved in these sort of arrangements (because it isn’t). They’re saying this guy got lucky, paid for one thing and ended up getting more for his money (were it not for the pregnancy). They’re joking about how they should try doing the same thing, and comparing it to prostitutes and whether or not this might be a “better” way to get play. The whole angle to this story that got people’s attention is precisely because the sex was unexpected, about how this 38 year old seemingly got lucky with a young post-90s girl, and then ended up in trouble anyway.

            For those of you unfamiliar with this phenomenon, it’s been covered before in the English media as well, often every year around Spring Festival:


          • thmswhnr

            When you fake something, you have to go to certain lengths to make it believable, right? I’m sure the sound of their heavy breathing, the pounding of the headboard of the creaky bed against the wall, the girl screaming her head off with delight, was a very convincing sell.

            The girl was hired to make the parents think they guy has a girlfriend, and she went above and beyond to accomplish that. The job, like any job though, comes with certain risks that she has to accept.

          • Tony

            I think in this case the abortion is like a change order for an unforeseen issue. He didn’t specifically say that she was responsible for the results of the copulation so she should be able to bill him.

          • thmswhnr

            A business agreement in China depends more on the connections of the parties involved than on the particulars of the agreement. It comes down to a guanxi-off.

            My guess is that they’re both really poorly connected, so it’s a toss-up.

          • Hongwu Emperor

            Overall, the message is clear as a polished jade.

            There’s something in life called ‘abstinence’, that could be well-practiced at that moment by BOTH parties, and avoid any future mess.

          • thmswhnr

            Is that what a Chinese judge or arbitrator does, refer to some tenuous sanctimonious moral standard?

            Or is it actually illegal for two people who aren’t officially boyfriend and girlfriend (“officially” meaning as per facebook or renren relationship status) to have consensual sex?

          • Anon992

            Uh oh, sounds like virgin talk.

            A condom would suffice. Can still have sex champ.

          • They are both dumbasses as I see it and even if the girl was out to play him.

          • Kai

            It’s not expected (or considered appropriate) for a young couple to be having sex in their parents’ home, in China and I think most places. It’d be kinda rude, disrespectful, and generally considered immoral behavior. Sex is considered a private matter, not something you flaunt especially to your own parents. Do that kind of shit and you’re going to get some nasty disapproving looks from the parents/family the next morning. For many conservative Chinese parents, even kissing or excessive public displays of affection is frowned upon.

            Loudly fucking in the room next door is not a requisite for believability in the eyes of Chinese parents in these situations. I don’t think that’s the case anywhere.

          • thmswhnr

            I guess that means that she did a poor job of what she was hired to do, and doesn’t deserve to be paid the full amount.

          • Kai

            I’m not following you though I think you’re partially joking. The article says she was paid as agreed upon but was seeking the man out to get more money to pay for the unexpected pregnancy and abortion. There’s nothing about her not doing a good enough job and thus not getting paid a full amount as a result.

            Many of the obvious questions one would think of after reading this story were already mentioned by the Chinese netizens translated. For example, how is this guy supposed to know the baby was his? If she regularly sells her body, it could be another guy’s. If she casually sleeps with men as she may have with him, it could be another guy’s. In fact, he may have been resistant to paying for the abortion for the same reason. Hell, who knows if she really got pregnant and had an abortion? We assume the guy asked and she must’ve been able to produce some evidence. We assume if the legal aid center believed her story and fought for her, she at least had a decent amount of evidence to convince them. Who knows why he ultimately coughed up the money. Maybe he was convinced of his error, or maybe he just wanted the problem to go away since she was willing to go to such lengths after a year, hunting him down at home.

          • Rick in China

            Kai, do you seriously think that either one of them would admit to prostitution as part of the ‘deal’ to either reporters, the public, or authorities? Come on man, the article is not going to say “She said they agreed upon payment and he impregnated her, but didn’t cough up coin for abortion.”

            Naive. That’s all. And regarding the “normal” arrangements, asking some locals you know who may have more knowledge about this type of thing, they would likely answer (at least the answers I got…) that it’s not clear and it’s all part of what they decide upon, but it is just a business arrangement. The whole scenario implies there were no “passionate feelings” between the two beyond the business arrangement. You think the 20 year old university student had some mad attraction to a 38 year old loser who had to hire a girlfriend to show his parents? That’s believable to you? If so, I have a bridge to sell you.

          • BiggJ

            I agree with you 100%. That girl most likely got paid for the fuck. Like you said, they won’t admit to prostitution. It might not have been something agreed on before hand…but when in bed, im sure he probably paid her a bit more to fuck. This girls not out to make a few bucks, she wants all the money she can get for her time and effort, I’m sure he had to pay for every kiss and hand holding and “I love yous” that came from her. So sex was just another payment.

          • Kai

            It’s certainly possible that the guy asked for sex and the girl was willing to sell it, and that’s what indeed happened. But we have no evidence of that. The article doesn’t say it and it is evident that many people familiar with this phenomenon of renting a boyfriend for a holiday parental visit don’t typically associate sex as being involved.

            You can reject the article’s reporting accusing it as face-saving lies, but that still doesn’t mean you have any actual evidence, only what you suspect. But that’s projecting. Going by what I know, the article’s narrative is plausible, so I’m willing to take it at face value until something presented contradicts it.

            You guys can agree with each other for your reasons. I just don’t think Rick had to be so hostile to Jixiang because I didn’t find what he said to be remotely naive. What he said reflected what the article text says, the interpretations of many Chinese netizens, and what is commonly understood about arrangements of this sort.

          • BiggJ

            Yeah, I agree with you. My comment was pure speculation. My own opinion of what happened. To me the story seemed alittle fishy. It’s like if I tell my wife im going to get my breaks changed on my car and I come back with the breaks changed and new color car. I don’t think she will think” Oh, The mechanic must of really liked you to give you a free paint job” The words out her mouth will most likely be” How much did that fucking cost? You told me you were paying for your breaks to be changed.”

            We don’t know for sure but according to the story it was something that”just happened”..and that could very well be. I’m just looking at it from a business point of view “you get what you pay for” kind of thing.

            And Rick was a bit harsh on his comment lol. Everyone thinks what they think, no harm in that. But this is not two 18 year old love struck people in the same bed. It’s an pretty young girl and a 38 year old man who need to pay someone to show his mommy and daddy his not a loser.The whole situation just reeks of him paying for sex. lol That is what I think.:)That MY opinion.

          • Kai

            Yeah, I get how knowing he’s a 38yo unmarried guy who hired someone to pretend to be his girlfriend just to get his parents off his back about marriage makes him sound like a loser. And yeah, we typically don’t think of “losers” getting play with the ladies so we’re tempted to think he must’ve paid for it.

            But for all we know, they had dinner with the parents, drank a lot of holiday baijiu, and they started looking pretty hot to each other once they fell into bed. She’s young, but we also don’t know if she’s hot or anything. There’s no picture. She could be totally broke-ass ugly and desperate for any kind of action from any sort of man, Or maybe the guy is actually not that bad looking and has some legit charms. Who knows. There are too many unknowns and thus enough plausible scenarios for me to not jump to thinking it was prostitution instead of what they say it was.

            And I’m sure this story sounds hella fishy for a lot of people who aren’t familiar with this whole gf/bf renting phenomenon in China around Spring Festival. I might think so too if I didn’t know what I know from years living in China.

          • Kai

            There’s no evidence to suggest this well-known phenomenon is actually just prostitution in disguise, either in any of the reporting about it or anecdotes I’ve come across. When its prostitution, its prostitution. This is ostensibly involving something that stands apart on its own.

            I’m not saying it isn’t possible, that this was prostitution and they simply aren’t telling the reporters, but I don’t think that suspicion is warranted. If this phenomenon of hiring someone to pretend to be your boyfriend or girlfriend during a holiday visit wasn’t so well-known, I may be more willing to echo your suspicions, but that’s not the case.

            I can’t imagine what background of experience or perception you’re drawing from to read so much subterfuge into what is ultimately a comical story.

            I’m familiar with the variability of these arrangements and I’m still telling you that doesn’t usually include sex and more often than not explicitly precludes it, especially in the context of CNY family visits. You can go on Taobao or many other sites and services to find prostitution services disguised as this or that (like “escort” services) year-round, but this specific phenomenon of hiring someone just to get one’s parents off their back during a rare often once-in-a-year visit is not popularly associated with sex involved. Even if you don’t believe me, think about it: If that were the case, this story wouldn’t have attracted the attention and comments it did.

            I’ve already acknowledged that anything is of course possible but neither the information we have before us NOR my own gut tells me your suspicion makes sense. You’re going by your gut, and you may have your reasons for why you think that, but it doesn’t make sense to me.

            For example, I don’t know why you feel the whole scenario doesn’t imply any passionate feelings. Tons of one night stands don’t involve passionate feelings. Tons of one night stands arise from being intoxicated, lonely, or just being horny, finding oneself in the right mood with an acceptable and willing partner at hand. Wham bam, thank you ma’am, with both people splitting amicably because in the light of day with a clear head, they know having sex and pursuing a relationship aren’t necessarily the same thing.

            20-year-old university students have done stupider things than having a one-night stand with an older man, so I’m not going to rule it out and I don’t find it particularly implausible. Moreover, how do you know he’s a loser? Just because he’s 38 and unmarried? How do you know SHE thinks he’s a loser? We have no idea what this guy and his family are like and whatever he is, it wouldn’t be implausible for him to have misrepresented himself to her. She clearly didn’t know where he lives in Zhejiang. For all we know, he may have passed himself off as doing just fine, especially if he’s willing to hire someone to fool his parents. He could be lying about how well he’s doing to his parents too. And again, even if he isn’t some great catch, I honestly know that tons of girls have done far worse. Sex happens, man.

            For some reason, based on your body of experience, you think this story as it is told is implausible. For me, its the other way around. It sounds quite familiar and entirely plausible. I’m not insisting that my read is definitely 100% correct because only they know the truth, but there isn’t anything that strikes me as odd here forcing me to arrive at the conclusion you have and calling anyone naive. Come on, its a fun story.

          • Rick in China

            I wrote my comments and speculation with my (Chinese) wife next to me, showing her the conversation and what I consider to be naive understanding of the situation. She was laughing, also, at the fact it’s assumed their fucking wasn’t part of the compensation a naive thought. I don’t know where you get your “body of knowledge” from – I guess my 10 years and being entrenched in local friends/family doesn’t count as much in comparison – but from the conversations I’ve had when bringing up this *amusing* story, there is agreement with my line of thought in general.

            I never said it’s implausible. It’s plausible. I don’t think it’s PROBABLE. There’s a big difference.

          • Kai

            How many Chinese people do I have to claim to agree with me before you will consider you, your wife, and your local friends/family as being overrruled? Did they read the same article and netizen reactions we’ve read or are they going by your representation of the story?

            I think you read more into the story than is warranted by the information we have. But that’s not why I commented here. I simply thought you unreasonably slammed Jixiang as “naive” for saying something that wasn’t actually so, and then backing it up with what is nothing more than personal speculation. I just don’t understand why you were being so hard on Jixiang and I said so, and then explained why I think his read was more plausible and probable.

          • Peter Pottinger

            He paid her extra to fuck her and didnt use a condom, sometimes the simplest explantions are the correct ones

          • Jixiang

            If you are familiar with the Chinese and their ways, as me and Kai are, then you would agree with us. The guy rented a girl to show his parents that he had a girlfriend. In China that is a very logical thing to do. I doubt sex was part of the deal. It just happened on the spur of the moment.

          • Rick in China

            Your presumption that the above is the whole story, is exactly why I made my first comment – naive. There are so many examples of “common situations” like this one, where the *entirety* of the situations is obvious to many, but almost subconsciously ignored in the masses due to the difficulty in accepting something isn’t often as innocent as it seems – something instilled in many locals through years of education as to the “harmonious” society around us.

            Yes, sometimes massage parlors are just massage parlors, but women who think they’re husbands going to massage parlors with their friends after drinks aren’t likely getting something extra, are a fine example. They often know deep down – but delude themselves into thinking it’s innocent – for the maintained structure of their lifestyle and household. It’s the same sort of thing here.

      • iLcOrNaLiTo

        Of course officer, I’m here so these two girls can bath me, it’s not prostitution.

    • Dunno if they did it, but you can do a DNA test in 2-3 days for under $200.

      • Rick in China

        On a previously aborted fetus? News to me :D

        Another thing that I find f’ing amazing – she got her abortion like, almost a year before, and saved the receipt and kept that whole incident part of her life / plan until the FOLLOWING CNY to travel to his home town and find him to get her money….

        She must be super broke, have lots of free time, and have absolutely no shame in selling herself out as a temporary girlfriend.

  • BiggJ

    Poor guy got his prostitute pregnant..LOL And for what?? To lie to his mom and dad and show them he’s not a loser…well he just proved that he was bigger loser then he thought…hahaha What a fucking tool. hahahaha

    • jeff li

      Should see what happens at the “international economic” and business level in China.

    • Yeah, I think the 3,000 Yuan he had to pay should be called a “losers tax” more than a fine or compensation.

  • [email protected]

    After reading the details I still can’t figure out how on earth this man has not been able to a woman who will marry him by now.

  • MonkeyMouth

    for all you SMACKheads who have been bitching about the poor quality of articles… here ya go. this one is gold! and the comments blaming the girl, even better!! any girl ( i suppose) who is willing to be ‘rented’ for spring festival aint gonna be the highest quality, are they? however, shouldnt blame her for this. blame him, his parents and society more. i’ve seen these ads for ‘rent a relationship’. 10 kuai for a kiss, 20 to hold hands at dinner, etc. the worship of parents (is what i am blaming) should just end, folks. parents dont know shit about modern life. kids go get PhD’s and parents are still meddling in their every day lives while sitting back at the farm.

    • BiggJ

      I think it’s pretty sad really. If it gets to the point I had to rent a girl to show my parents…..I would just stay the fuck home for spring festival. Tell you parent you broke your leg or something and can’t travel. If chinese care about their parents so much then why lie to them on such a fucked up level. If the chinese here think im wrong let me know. I just think this whole situation could have be avoid completely.

      • Rick in China

        “Tell you parent you broke your leg or something”

        Or how about growing some balls and telling them the reason why you don’t *want* to go back home?

        • BiggJ

          lol, chinese guys don’t have the balls to do something like that. The guys 40 year old and can’t even look his mom and dad in face…the guys just a fucking joke. lol

          • Anon992

            BiggJ, it’s a different culture. You can’t copy and paste your standards like that. It’s hard for us to accept, but if we were raised in this environment, we’d all be doing the same shit that Chinese people do.

            So, what I’m saying is… me too. I agree with you. I would also look my Western parents in the eye and tell them the truth. However, the one thing that you learn when living in China for a long time, is that the more you start understanding the culture, the more you start doing the same shit that Chinese people do.

            So you can’t say ‘if i were him, I would just…’. You can only say if you were him… you’d be him. We’re getting into a philosophically problematic area here, but I think you can see what I’m getting at.

          • BiggJ

            I hear what you’re sayin. But this guy is a fucking joke “in my eyes” in any culture. In china it’s all about “face”. How you look in other people eyes,and that’s first and for most before anything else.

            Imagine this was you and your parents found out. “Anon!!You did what!!!You brought a prostitute to our house for Christmas dinner and pretended she was girl friend!! And then got her pregnant!!You let her kill the only chance of us being grandparents!!FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK ANON!! And what’s that? You want to borrow $500 for me to give to her for the abortion……I…have…no ….son!!!!”

            I can imagine his parents would react along those same lines. But I do understand why he would do it. There is a lot of shit that comes from the parents. I wonder if this guy brings a new girl home every year? lol

          • Here we go again. She is not a prostitute. Why does everyone here keep calling her a prostitute? She was paid to pretend to be one’s girlfriend. It’s not the same. Sex was most likely not part of the deal. If they guy wants to pay for sex, he’ll go to someone else.

          • Rick in China

            Yes, and when you hire a craiglist ‘escort’, you’re not paying for the sex – you’re paying for her accompanying you to a function, and any potential sex is just ‘coincidental’.

            There’s a HUGE difference between hiring an escort, and hiring a prostitute..because? Semantics.

            Rent a partner isn’t just a Chinese idea but maybe it is more prominent.

        • MonkeyMouth

          yes. exactly.

      • Kate

        Yeah its pretty extreme but people do messed up things….I remember my parents lieing to me everytime an animal died. I went 10 yrs thinking my childhood cat PJ ran off and I brought it up one day and my brother says “what are you talking about? Mom ran over the cat like a pancake”

        • lonetrey / Dan

          AWWWW ;___;

          Your brother is so mean, lol DX But I’m not sure what to think about your parents doing that.

    • As it’s a tabloid story, facts are lacking, no full names are mentioned. As an internet story, it’s just water-cooler talk that is no more relevant than any other urban legend.

      The story in Chinese just serves as voyeuristic schadenfreude, a moral tale to adhere to strict Chinese traditions, and an ad for the legal aid department (the one and only proper noun mentioned in the story besides place names).

      But for “SMACKheads” it’s just more fodder to argue their own personal vendettas.


      • Anon992

        I think this is a good comment. However, on the Chinese side I think sometimes it is simply a moral tale for a lot of people, but also they can be a place for discussing traditional beliefs.

        I see it kind of as a discussion amongst Chinese people about what aspects of modernisation they can accept. They are finding their new lines in a new world for them and using gossip tales to start the discussion.

        It’s the Chinese movement in its culture. Kind of like a parliament for modernisation. They are bartering between the traditions of their parents and the newly found outside world’s openness.

        Of course, these discussions take place over absolutely silly none nonsensical water cooler gossip that is mostly made up or grossly manipulated so as to serve its role as a debate topic.

    • meo fio

      Americans are Homo Atomicus

    • Red Scarf

      Not as bad as ads wanting foreigners to get them pregnant.

      But its a fishy story who knows that happen on either side of the spring festival.

    • Hongwu Emperor

      because nowadays, great part of the parents are doing the right thing, if the unfilian son only want to know about modern education and PhD’s while the parents work in a farm, that’s shame for HIM, not his parents. ¬¬’

      • MonkeyMouth

        now its my tirn to say… WTF..
        its KONG ZI’s fault….. all the way

  • Bugs Bunny

    that’s why i really dislike people from shitty schools…girls from art and acting schools,sell early.

    after uni, all of we 8 girls were still virgins.

    • mr.wiener

      ……., I lack the courage to comment on that one.
      All I will say is I hope my cultural ideas don’t sett me up for a good ripping when I’m speaking Chinese [they probably do, but I’m too stupid to notice]

    • BiggJ

      Probably because girls who take art and acting in university can’t get a fucking job and need to suck cock to live.

      • dwqdw wdwqdqwd

        Come on, girls aren’t in a disadvantaged positioned here, a male is. I can employ a cute girl being an art major, that’s just nice and pleasant. A male though? Fuck no, no reason to employ.

    • gangnamstyle

      obviously no one wanted you guys

    • SuperHappyCow

      *drives around China punching virgins over 20 in the head*

    • moody

      “Sell early”
      So much can be said in just two words

      • Dr Sun

        LOL !

    • manujoro

      And did you sell yourself already or are you still a virgin? If you did, at what age you sold yourself?

    • PixelPulse

      Out of all the girls in your school and only 8 of you are still virgins? Doesnt seem to tip the balance in your favor to be honest.

  • mr.wiener

    Rent-a-girlfriend? I was going to ask if you have to leave a deposit, but apparently he did.

    • This is why Westerners usually only submit pearl necklaces.

      That, and “hot, looping ropes”.

      • mr.wiener

        The ties that bind. I’d have called it the money shot.

    • donscarletti

      Where I come from it’s called the “girlfriend experience”, but in practice it seems the same.

    • jeff li

      a deposit with interest?
      well I hope she was good in the sack!

    • I think those “rent a girlfriend” places are called escort services or callgirls :D. But actually “renting for appearances” is fairly common in parts of Asia and even in a few European countries. Sex is seldom part of the deal.

  • El Puma R.

    After all the eating they did in new year, she went back home with her belly full of bones.

    • [email protected]

      Chinese food often has lots of little, sharp, jagged, pointy, painful and totally unnecessary bones in it, but it is part of their culture of cooking and the difference between east and west in culinary terms, or so I hear, and that’s what makes it “cuisine” and not simply shite. So she went home with a belly full of cuisine, and womb full of shite. So there you have it.

    • jeff li

      yep and will get it all scraped and vacuumed out!….. I hope they’re not catholics lol.

  • MrT

    He fell for that? Dick head

  • x1sfg

    They are both shining examples of human nobility.

    • Jeff li

      right royal stupid under any moon haha!

  • Dr Sun

    Rent a girlfriend, I like it. Hope she uses a better form of birth control from now on.

    • Hongwu Emperor

      This works for the guy also…

    • MonkeyMouth

      condoms are just too expensive….

  • narsfweasels

    How on earth did she prove the baby was his if it had been aborted?

    • Hongwu Emperor

      That’s a good question, indeed.

    • Lila

      I don’t know, maybe she dd some DNA test? It’s possible but how did she get some of the guy’s DNA afterwards? Beside DNA testing isn’t cheap…

  • DragonballZZTop

    This is insane… the conception in early to mid February 2013, instant pregnancy and detection of said pregnancy (?), and abortion on the 16th of February 2013? The ‘staff’ at the clinic are either cheating the girl or working with her to cheat the man. There wasn’t even a zygote yet to abort! 1 week people…

    • manujoro

      Just read the whole article carefully. He rented her for last year’s Srping Festival.

  • dim mak

    God bless our casual abortions

  • BiggJ

    Song of the article…..”Billy Jean by Michael Jackson”

    “People always told me be careful of what you do

    And don’t go around breaking young girls’ hearts

    She came and stood right by me

    Then the smell of sweet perfume

    This happened much too soon

    She called me to her room

    Billie Jean is not my lover

    She’s just a girl who claims that I am the one

    But the kid is not my son”

    For forty days and forty nights

    The law was on her side

    But who can stand when she’s in demand

    Her schemes and plans

    Cause we danced on the floor in the round

    So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice

    (Do think twice). hahahahaha

    • Hongwu Emperor

      hah, we should play this everytime that guy goes to work now, LOL.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Post pics or it didn’t happen.

    • Rick in China

      Conception pics preferred, yah? Need the proof, afterall!

    • MonkeyMouth

      here ya go…….

  • 38 y.o Virgin at his age his attitude is irresponsible. And netizens accusing the girl rather than the old chap is very disappointing and sad

    • tonkotsu

      right because this would have still happened if the girl rented herself to him?

    • Why do you think he’s a virgin?! He’s obviously having fun in China.

  • Duke

    The long comment is hilarious! From what I hear there are a lot of “awake” women in China. Poor clueless women just waiting for some guy to come around and not leave the “awake” afterwards. Clue #1 guys(in case you don’t already know), if your lady is “awake’ when you done, then your not done yet. Again, hilarious!

  • wateva

    i want to rent a girlfriend and not get her pregnant morning noon and night !

  • Chang Liu

    As with so many of the worlds problems a simple condom would have solved, or prevented in this case.

  • Beijinger in fucking Beijing

    barebacked that slut

    • MonkeyMouth

      he might be the one paying… for the rest of his life. genital warts aint no picnic

  • ric

    lol these two are both equally pathetic….maybe they should try a real relationship with each other

  • gjgu68

    Ouu man, China…what else could i say. You people are funny as hell, rent a girlfriend ? ok, well maybe i might be able to consider that on Japanise, they are the freakiest population on earth quite surely, but actually in China anything can happen. It didn’t came into their mind that maybe…maybe you just want to be a single, different thing in China, but more or less in West as well. Leftover…haha…misarable fools, brainwashed worms. Live your life just the way you like, it shouldnät bother others or then thay have a problem.

  • Cleo

    wow, he’s so mean, he deserves to stay single – he should have been made to bear the entire financial cost because she had to bear the entire PHYSICAL cost, right?

    • moody

      She is selling herself for a living, or at least to earn a few extra bucks.

      They either felt attracted to each other and had sex, in which case she should have pressured the male to wear a damn condom
      Either she sold that service to him, and in which case, SHE SHOULD HAVE PRESSURED THE MALE TO WEAR A DAMN CONDOM

      Wasn’t she aware of the consequences of unprotected sex ?
      Abortion is not a birth control method

      • Paul Schoe

        Wow Moody, why do you put so much pressure and responsibility on the girl? Last I know is that a condom is an anti-conception tool for the man, so in the picture that you paint, where is the responsibility for that 38(!) year old man?

        • moody

          Maybe coz i’m moody :-p

          True the condom goes on the Penis.
          And I honestly think that the guy is INSANE to have slept with such a low morale girl un-protected.

          But i maintain that he should have wore a condom to protect himself from STDs.
          As a prostitute, she should have pressured him to wear one to protect herself from STDs and pregnancy.
          In a business transaction -as it was-, each one should look out for himself.

          • Paul Schoe

            Hope you can enter the weekend in a better mood (but i saw that China SMACK has posted the last part of the 4-part “views on laowei” story, so I doubt it ;-)

    • Paul Schoe

      Hi Cleo, interesting comparison: “he should have been made to bear the entire financial cost because she had to bear the entire PHYSICAL cost“. I’ll remember that one. Carries a lot of truth. An up-vote for you.

      • MonkeyMouth

        when you said ‘carries’, were you making a pun?

        • Paul Schoe

          no, maybe subconscious

  • Even a tiny chinaman penis can make them pregnant.

  • Matt

    Without a choice, had an abortion?

    She has a choice, it is just a hard life long choice. Don’t have sex if you can’t raise the child. Adults these days are children.

    • It is more like past generations as well. If they can’t raise their kids with some dignity and non bigot views then it seems like these older generations are perpetuating a certain view.

    • Lila

      Let me guess you’re some kind of narrow-minded person who’s against all kind of means of contraceptions or sex out of wedlock and for other means than having children because some “god” supposingly forbad it?
      Women are free to do whatever they want wth their bodies! Do you deny the guy did have any responsiblites in this?
      It’s true that all the blame shouldn’t be shifted on the guy, the two of them bear the responsibilities!

  • chinese men have a very small wang…thats what my chinese girlfriend tells me.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      your yellow fever is getting to you son.

  • lonetrey / Dan

    *reads the article, then the comments*



    Ok, well, i’ll hold off on that. But first things first. How do they know the baby is his?

    If it was his, then why the hell wouldn’t he have to pay? Both are responsible. She’s the one who brought it on herself by having sex with him, by going on this charade with him, and all that. He brought it on himself by having unprotected sex with a stranger. Both are in the wrong, yet __so many people are blaming solely the girl__.
    [[Note: I don’t see her as prostituting herself to him. She’s being paid to play as a girlfriend actor. The sex was accidental when their passions took over. The money wasn’t for the sex.]]

    If you can’t prove the baby is his, then I suppose the commentors’ attitudes are slightly justified… Still. Her pregnancy has a real possibility of being his, then I’d say he’s put himself at financial risk when he took the chance of having unprotected sex. That just comes with the territory. At that point, I’d just say this is a situation where it’s a legal free-for-all, and the winner gets to dictate the outcome. The girl won, so the guy can bitch all he wants about it but nothing will change. It’s a legal battle, what are you going to do?


    Bottom line: My issue with the whole situation is the lack of equal treatment. The girl gets less defense than I think she should, and the guy gets more people defending him than I think he should.

    Such bullshit.

    • MonkeyMouth

      just shows you that there is no respect for women in china. i blame the dude, too

    • Kai

      LoL, I think there’s a fair bit of misogyny from many of the Chinese netizen commenters. I share the same questions. He either has a good reason for not being willing to pay or is just a jerk but in the end the article says he ended up paying for his half. I’m guessing the total amount involved included more than just the cost of the abortion itself (maybe it includes costs incurred hunting the guy down).

      When it comes to irresponsible guys, girls may just foot the bill themselves if for no other reason than to minimize more people knowing about it. This girl apparently was more intent on getting reimbursed and not letting this guy off the hook for what she believes he owes her. Either that or she’s really good at running a long-con for 3k RMB over a year’s worth of effort that also involved appealing to legal help.

  • Jeff

    WOW that was an expensive 3.5 minutes of fun for him

  • Dave

    Hrm. I think if he was expecting nookie, he would have brought condoms.

  • Misiooo

    Attitude towards abortion in China is amazing. Sex – terrible! Prostitution – outrageous! But abortion – no biggie. Sick nation.

    • hess

      “Prostitution – outrageous!” I’d say the average Chinese is far more liberal towards prostitution than the average Swede at least

      • Misiooo

        Not in public, hess. But as for comments from other folks above… geeez!!! ‘Disposing of fetus’? Comment of the day. Why not to dispose yourself, gabriele corsetti? You guys have everything wrong, don’t you think? You see pleasure (sex) as ‘outrageous’ but killing (abortion) as business as usual. Good luck with your life, people.

    • Kai

      Eh, I dunno. I think that might be a bit of a stereotype, especially applied to younger folks. I still hear a lot of outrage and shame associated with abortions. It really varies in my experience.

    • Hongwu Emperor

      Well, both three are outrageous.
      And that stereotype cant be applied to the West ALSO, if there wasnt so many anti-abortion discussion there?? =)

    • What’s wrong with abortion? You are only disposing of an fetus, not of a sentient being.

      Now the Chinese need to start seeing sex as no biggie too though.

  • tonkotsu

    Do men in China not know how to pull out?

    • Lila

      Pulling out is not always effective just go check your biology courses…

      • tonkotsu

        Please check your biology courses instead.

        • Lila

          I’d send your mines were they not French… but I’ve read enough to know what I’m talking about…

  • Gallopavo

    She is called a prostitute…like the many a chinese girl

    • Lila

      I’m sure narrow-minded people like you are really appreciated by some but I don’t like people giving bad image of us…

      • tonkotsu

        But it’s true.

        • Lila

          As true as Hitler said Jews were trash…
          People saying that many girls from some country are prostitutes better look at his own country first! It would be like me saying to a friend “Be careful!That country’s many men that are perverts!” So pathetic, so narrow-minded and so pitiful! It’s plainly racism!

  • Lila

    Really the guy is a coward! Just tell your mom and dad you don’t have tme to get married!! (I know I’m a bit harsh but “renting a girlfriend just to get your parents off your back”, come on! Get real! We’re not in a stupid drama!)

    As for their night together, I suppose they were a bit drunk or something like that or maybe they were too excited (like too scared that the guy’s parents suspect something)…

    • tonkotsu

      Both were irresponsible.

      • Lila

        I agree but my first reaction was toward the fact that someone had the weird idea of “renting a girlfriend”…

        • tonkotsu

          And the other person had a weird idea of renting out themselves…

  • Jose

    Man, right up until the abortion part this was screaming Lifetime romance Movie!!!

  • PandaPanda

    I thought this was going to be an unlikely love story with a happy ending. Instead it’s all about money,,, again. Dammit China,, why do you always do that stuff?

  • Jack

    Typical. This is China after all…

  • K

    Really? She’s attracted to a 38 year old loser? And of course, they didn’t use protection.

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  • mr. winner

    this is truly prostitution , only girls will lose at end, wake up girls don’t lose your future for small time fun, you may get herpes, mono, strep throat, HIV or AIDS(very rare, has to be open sore and blood) disease spread by lip kiss, how can condom protect these all,

  • Paneraman

    Typical behavior of mainland chinese girls. Been with 5 of them and 4 insisted on ‘becoming a couple’

  • nannasin smith

    his attitude remained unchanged.


  • Hugo

    What a deceitful seducer! 12 steps to reach there? I learn the big lesson of patience and persistence.

  • Peter Pottinger

    knowing chinese, everything has a price, and im sure the fuck was worked out long in advance, but 20yr olds obviously (as seen above) arent smart enough to consider getting preggers, should have written that into the contract lady.

    p.s. im a relatively well off chinese-canadian, any girls want to be rented as my wife? will include sex

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