The holiday season is upon us and I am single yet again. 35. No husband. No boyfriend. Not even a potential suitor on the horizon. I didn’t think I’d had to answer to “you don’t have a boyfriend?’ over another piece of turkey. And the stares. My family members will glance at me with pity, particularly those couples who are so happy and in love.
Poor Sujeiry, they’ll whisper. We really thought the last boyfriend would stick.
So, what is a single gal to do? Accept it — unless you’re one of a growing number of women in China renting a boyfriend to please their parents during the holiday season. Yes, you read that right!
If I could summon a boyfriend ala Debrah Messing’s character (Kat Ellis ) in The Wedding Date, I would. But I can’t afford a male escort that looks as fine and is as convincing as Dermot Mulroney. With my luck I’d get a 70-year-old escort with liver spots.
A girl can dream, however. I can imagine a perfect holiday boyfriend, even if I cannot summon him. Here are seven things I’d look for if renting a holiday boyfriend.