The Boyfriend Shopping Problem
A shopping centre in Renfrew, Scotland, is providing surrogate boyfriends to escort women round the shops. "The Shopping Boyfriend is the ultimate retail therapist: enthusiastic, attentive and admiring," says a spokeswoman. "He will browse with the girlfriend for hours on end."
Real boyfriends can be dropped off at a "boyfriend creche", where they can play video games and read lads' magazines.
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