With divorce rates in China rising from 1.59 per 1,000 people in 2007 to 2.67 in 2014, Chinese wives are apparently increasingly turning to “mistress hunters” to try and save their marriages.
The AFP recently reported that mistress hunting is becoming a popular service in China, with Chinese wives paying as much as $60,000 for the service.
According to the article, the hunters first find and befriend the husband’s mistresses, before persuading them to end the affair.
Shu Xin, the founder of mistress hunting comapany Weiqing, which has over 300 “agents”, said: “My goal is to prevent divorces. Every year we save some 5,000 couples.”
These women usually come from a background in psychology, sociology or law, and train for three years before being allowed out into the field.
And although beneficial, the job comes with challenges, with many seeing the practise as an invasion of privacy and a form of deceit.
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