Singapore TikToker Advertises CNY Boyfriend Rental Services
As exciting as the Chinese New Year celebrations are, those of us who are still single by the time 1 Feb rolls around will have one thing to dread — a game of 21 questions by persistent relatives.
The TikToker in question, whose real name is Wayne Chia, posted a video on 21 Jan advertising his CNY boyfriend-for-hire services, which at the time of writing, has already racked up nearly 190,000 views.
Boyfriend rental services include chauffeuring & peeling prawns
In the TikTok video, viewers can read the extensive list of services that Wayne provides as the man himself walks around casually in front of the camera, looking dapper in a casual maroon suit.
For just $50/day, this is what Wayne can do for you:
- Pose as your boyfriend
- Drive you around to bainian and collect angbaos
- Deal with people who keep annoying you
- Play blackjack, poker, or baccarat mahjong (he can play mahjong 3/6 or 5/1 style)
- Take nice OOTDs (A quick scan of Wayne’s Instagram reveals he is a freelance photographer, so he’s more than qualified for the role of ‘Instagram BF’)
- Feed yu bak kwa and pineapple tarts
- Make sure your hotpot Shabu Shabu meat is cooked fully before you eat
- Peel prawns/crabs so you won’t get your hands dirty
We don’t know how high your expectations are, but he seems like the complete package to us.
Video draws positive & negative reactions
In just 1 day, Wayne’s video attracted over 300 comments from amused users.
While the comments are a mixed bag, Wayne told MS News that he feels “heartened and thankful” to see supportive replies that help to “soften the blow” of negative comments.
This user must be looking to save some money for angbaos, as she’s already asking Wayne for a discount.
Wayne may have to extend his services beyond the CNY period if users like this one are keen to engage him for other festivities.
This guy has a point — maybe Wayne needs to up his fees a little?
Depending on how generous the relatives Wayne meets are, perhaps this is how he plans to break even or make a profit.
Boyfriend rental ad an attempt to join a TikTok trend
With all this fuss being kicked up, one might wonder if Wayne has actually received any formal requests to be someone’s boyfriend-for-hire.
Well, the jig is up, as Wayne revealed to MS News that if there are any requests, he “would turn them down because it’s a joke”.
Despite the video’s caption ironically being “im srs” (I’m serious), the TikToker is anything but, as he stated he was taking part in a trend that features guys and girls alike showing what services they can provide as rental boyfriends or girlfriends.
On whether his services have had any takers so far, Wayne said that while “no one has formally requested it”, most of the interest has been indicated via the comments.
Indeed, quite a number of users have expressed interest and commented on Wayne’s wholesome good looks.
All in good fun
While some of us may be disappointed that Wayne’s video turned out to be a playful ruse, we can’t deny that a rental partner is quite an amusing concept.
Though not everyone may agree, we hope that ideas like these entertain viewers especially in such difficult times like the present. After all, it’s all in good fun.
Would you get a boyfriend or girlfriend for hire if someone offered their services? Let us know in the comments!
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