Love packages: Gurgaon man offers ‘boyfriend on rent’ services on Valentine’s Day
Shakul Gupta, a 26-year-old Gurgaon-based entrepreneur, is all ready to rent himself out and provide four “packages” from “holding hands” to “anything you want” on Valentine’s Day this year.Updated: Feb 12, 2018 16:23 IST
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and social media is already swamped with hearts, roses, cupids and other icons of love.
And if you are looking for a boyfriend but feeling cagey about investing in love, you could consider renting one.
Shakul Gupta, a 26-year-old Gurgaon-based entrepreneur, is all ready to rent himself out and provide four “packages” from “holding hands” to “anything you want” on Valentine’s Day this year.
Gupta has listed out a host of personas that he can pull off for “prospective girlfriends” and also promised to double up as a “makeup practice model”. But if you prefer to just lazy around, he could make you “any kind of food” and watch Netflix too.
“Your family will love me and so will your friends,” Gupta, who describes himself as generous, open-minded and idealistic, says on Facebook.
One can even use a promo code to grab a “20% discount” as well as a “free Audi ride”. Tariffs aren’t mentioned though.
But there’s a catch.
He cannot “defend you from cockroaches, fashion talk, eat seafood, and beauty talk.”
And this is not the first offer Gupta has made for the day of love.
Gupta, who claims to be the CEO and founder of Softoku.com, crowdsourced his Valentine’s date on Facebook in 2017.
He announced on social media that a lucky girl would get a ride in his Audi A4 car, a brand new iPhone 7, dinner at a five-star hotel. He later posted that he had to scour nearly 2,000 applications and pick the “best five”.
So, what’s your plan for Valentine’s Day?