“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.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.“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.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.
Because they are very successful they also expect their husband to be at least as successful as they are.” Rebecca Chen, who at 29 is one of the youngest Chengdu-based millionaires to sign up for the project, said social norms also hampered a rich woman’s search for the perfect man.
“He should have some economic strength, at least 10 million yuan in assets, since all my friends have that much money or more and the personal wealth is a reflection of integrated capability.
He needs to have good morals and healthy lifestyle.” Applicants should also be prepared to relocate to Chengdu, a rapidly growing city around 1,240 miles west of Shanghai, famed for its pandas, fiery cuisine and aviation and car manufacturing industries.
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Last year Chengdu’s economy grew 15.2 per cent while the city’s New Century Global Centre, a commercial and leisure complex that will reputedly be the world’s largest stand-alone building, is set to open later this year.