In China, an unnamed woman has shown the world how it's done by savagely using the love of her 20 suitors to take care of #1. The story started on the web forum Tian Ya Yi Di, and quickly went viral. And even though you'll want to believe it's made up, it was verified by the BBC. Thank god.
The woman, who has been dubbed Xiaoli by the Chinese media, was living in the Southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. She asked each of her TWENTY boyfriends (get it girl) to buy her a brand new iPhone 7 as a token of their affection. All of them complied, presumably because she's bangin', at which point she promptly sold all the phones online. She collected a sum of 120,000 Chinese yuan (roughly $17,700 USD), and used that money for a down payment on a house in the countryside.
Here's an artist's interpretation of her enjoying her new home:
According to the writer of the original post, a coworker of Xiaoli's who calls herself "Proud Qiaoba," word got out about Xiaoli's scheme when she invited her friends from work over to the new digs. It soon became THE hot office gossip, and after Proud Qiaoba wrote about it, the biggest news on China's main social network, Weibo. A hashtag, translated as "20 cell phones for a house," became the top trending topic in the entire country (pop. 1.3 billion).
Xiaoli has become a modern-day hero in China, where poverty is still rampant and the pressure to better your life, and that of your family, is immense. In particular, home ownership is a major status symbol that many can't afford. Proud Qiaoba says about Xiaoli:
[She] is not from a wealthy family. Her mom is a housewife and her dad is a migrant worker, and she is the oldest daughter. Her parents are getting old and she might be under a lot pressure hoping to buy them a house… But it's still unbelievable that she could use this method!
Now that the word is out, everyone will be using this method. And more power to them. I would gladly date 20 women at once if I could get a house out of it. And also if I couldn't.