T-Swift’s fans in China insure against her break-ups

The businesses have since been shut down

For a few glorious moments, Taylor Swift’s fans in China could insure against heartbreak if the singer and her beau Tom Hiddleston call it quits.

And then e-commerce business Taobao, on which the “policies” were being sold, shut down all relationship insurance businesses, claiming it was a type of betting, which is illegal in China.

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While it lasted, fans could receive double their money if the pair split. One bookie saw 543 transactions, and another said the most a policyholder spend was 400 yuan, or roughly $75 CAN.

But while Hiddleswift fans won’t have extra cash to console themselves if the celeb couple don’t last, they can bet on their own love lives.

“There is even a policy for single people where if they meet a partner within a month of placing their bet then they will be given 13.14 yuan, which symbolises lifetime in Chinese,” state news agency Xinhua reported.

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