Despite boasting a population of over 1.3 billion citizens, China’s young people have a surprisingly tough time meeting people. At least that’s what one startup thinks.

Hangzhou Ouch Technology Ltd.’s ‘Come Rent Me’* is a service that wants to monetize the spare time of China’s young people – by renting it to others. The company announced 5 million RMB (about $767,000 USD) in new funding from an undisclosed angel investor, according to an announcement on Monday.

Using Ouch Technology’s official Come Rent Me WeChat account, users rent themselves to strangers and vice versa. Fees are on an hourly basis and vary from 1 to 200 RMB per hour (about $0.15 to $30.70 USD). Rental activities include going to the movies, eating dinner, jogging, visiting ancient towns, and more.

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Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao is a tech reporter based in Shanghai. Contact her at eva.xiao@technode.com or evawxiao (wechat & twitter).