Early this year the founder of one of China’s biggest online dating sites – – told local television his company was making annual profits of around £20 million from its 36 million registered users.Even the government sees helping men find love as a priority.
Only those who embody success and sophistication are chosen, thus creating a membership defined by quality, not quantity.
We believe that people should never waste their time, nor settle for less when it comes to dating.
Competition for a place at the table will be fierce.
Applicants must have a “minimum standard” of education and be the same age or older than the love-starved millionaires.
Phase two of the search will begin on July 20 when organisers start sifting through CVs and vetting the would-be husbands in a series of face-to-face meetings with relationship specialists and fortune-tellers in hotels around China.
A shortlist of 100 men will be invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to Chengdu on August 23, China’s Valentines’ Day, for dinner dates with the 36 women, all aged between 28 and 49.
“Men have a much higher success rate [in finding love] and a much broader selection, since they can choose someone from a lower social group,” said Chen, whose family controls a Chengdu property and hotel empire.
“For women, it is almost impossible to choose downwards — their family and friends would not approve and they would face many difficulties.” Mr Du’s hunt for eligible bachelors, a collaboration with Hong Kong-based dating agency Feng Qiu Huang, began on June 18 when he began taking online applications from across China and the world.
So far around 1,500 men have signed up, including one Australian and several applicants from the US and Canada.