Dating is big business in China, a country that is reputedly home to some 180 million single people.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
Baihe began to push its users to put real name and personal data online at the end of last year.
This guy invited her to visit his “project” and during the trip the girl suffered a car accident.
, users have to spend much time and there are always unreal information to care. Most dating sites only offers dating and matching service.
The information about relevant service such as wedding photography, wedding banquet, honeymoon reservation can hardly be found on these sites.
Even the government sees helping men find love as a priority.
Last month the People’s Daily newspaper warned that “social harmony and stability” could be threatened if millions of rural men were unable to find partners.