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A new dating app in China is very [popular / populate] with women. It is so popular that Chinese women are [spending / spend] over $30 million a month on it. It is a little different from the [unusual / usual] dating app because the boyfriends are not [real / really] . There are just four single [man / men] on the app and they are all virtual boyfriends. Women have to role-play dating the four boyfriends. They have to use [really / real] money to buy "Purple Diamonds" from the app. They then spend their Purple Diamonds in the app to go on [dates / date] and keep their relationships going. The app is called Love and Producer. It is [currency / currently] the biggest money earner on Apple's App Store [in / at] China. Players spent over 200 million Chinese Yuan ($30 million) on [playing / played] it last month.

A market research company said the app has [most / more] than two million daily active users. The [vast / vest] majority of these are women [on / in] their early 20s. The company said users love the idea of [romantic / romance] and fun. A 19-year-old student at Wuhan University explained why she [liked / liking] the app. She said: "It's like a romantic novel with fascinating voices. It's more real than [read / reading] a novel." She said she loved the app's "delicate drawings," as [well / good] as the "great voices" of the four male characters. Another young Chinese woman said: "I don't have [the / a] boyfriend, so I'm happy to have a [relation / relationship] with a "paper partner". She also liked getting e-mail and chat messages from her [virtual / virtually] boyfriends.

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