Chinese singles dating online
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.
“They are not looking for toyboys,” said Mr Du, who is 45 and holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Minnesota but said he was happily married with two children.
“They are looking for guys who are very mature, understanding and very supportive, with a sense of humour and good taste [and] who know how to enjoy life and are honest.” A taste for Mahjong — a traditional Chinese gambling game — was also desirable, he added.
“Wealthy men don’t necessarily want a wife as successful as them.
They want a good wife and a good mother but they don’t necessarily want a successful women because [they think she] will spend lots of time on business [but] not on the family.
Rows of colorful stalls line the walkways, which are crowded with old couples elbowing each other to examine the thousands of offerings.
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.So far around 1,500 men have signed up, including one Australian and several applicants from the US and Canada.UK-based graduates of “famous [British] universities” had also applied, he said.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.