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.
“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.
“Mahjong is a very popular form of entertainment in Sichuan and Chengdu.
The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser.
“I believe this is the first time [there has been such a scheme] only tailored for wealthy women,” Mr Du told The Daily Telegraph this week during a visit to Shanghai, one of the cities he is tapping for potential husbands.
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. They want to find a partner that will love them despite their repulsive outward appearance.They are looking for someone who is loving, caring, good fun to be with and most importantly incredibly sexy and attractive!! Our dating agency is no longer just for ugly millionaire - we have had so many requests from beautiful people we have opened up the agency to everyone.Facebook App: Open links in External Browser There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set.This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon.But China’s super-rich women are facing problems of their own, said Mr Du, not least finding time to scout for would-be husbands.“They are very busy, of course, so they don’t have much time to meet the ideal date.They are always surrounded by business people or customers so they don’t have much of a chance to meet good guys outside their [immediate] circles.” Wealthy women also faced prejudice from men of their own social class, he claimed.“Wealthy men don’t necessarily want a wife as successful as them.Applicants must have a “minimum standard” of education and be the same age or older than the love-starved millionaires.“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.