Chinese woman rents a boyfriend to trick her parents, mum sees through it
You’d think that with dating apps like Tinder and Happn, finding a guy good enough to take home your parents wouldn’t be that much of an issue.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the 27-year-old Li Chenxi, who’s been feeling the pressure from her traditional Chinese parents to settle down.
Afraid of being typecast as one of China’s “leftover women,” Li decided to rent a boyfriend from a Chinese site in Beijing, and documented her plan to fool her parents into believing that she’s got a boyfriend called Sean.
Li met up with her candidate and concocted a convincing story on how they met and why she kept their relationship a secret for so long. When the time came to introduce Sean to her parents, Li’s mother immediately saw through her lie, insisting that her daughter’s 24-year-old beau was “too young and good-looking” to be with her.
Li and Sean put up a valiant effort to convince Li’s mum, and the former admitted to feeling guilty about lying at end of the video. But Li maintained that she’s relieved that her folks can worry less about her being single.