Young and beautiful factory girls are everywhere... It would be too embarrassing for someone to have just one girlfriend. Everyone will laugh at him—Xiao Lin, a Dongguan resident
Two is company. Three is crowd? Certainly not in Chinese city of Dongguan. Here, men having at least three girlfriends is apparently the norm—so much so that dating just a girl is seen as an embarrassment.
Reports say this “polyamorous attitude” is attributed to a huge gender imbalance in the city— that means there are so many women and so few men.
The population disparity is reportedly 89 men for every 100 women because Dongguan, a sprawling factory boomtown, prefer “more reliable female workers” over male employees.
One man told local TV, according to News.com.au, it was easier to find a girlfriend than a job in the Dongguan.
Factory worker Li Bin was quoted as saying: “I have three girlfriends, and all of them know about each other. Many of my friends also have many girlfriends.”
The situation was “very normal”, according to Xiao Lin, MailOnline reported.
“Young and beautiful factory girls are everywhere. They’re simple and easy to get along with, why not have several?”
“It would be too embarrassing for someone to have just one girlfriend. Everyone will laugh at him,” he said, adding it was an acceptable activity for people when they were young.
Many men in Dongguan have odd jobs and casual work and consequently, the women will pay for their way, mirror.co.uk reported.
A Yi, who is unemployed, said: “There are plenty of women in Dongguan, and they don’t want any money. They just want a man.”