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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.
For men seeking a millionaire to call their own, Chengdu, home to nearly 15 million people, is not a bad place to start.
The region has experienced breakneck economic growth since Beijing began its “Go West” drive to develop China’s interior in 2000.
“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.
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.
Millions of Chinese go online every day in hopes of finding their Mr. China’s economic growth has brought about drastic societal changes in the last decennia.
It has not just changed entire villages and family constructions; it has also reshaped the landscape of dating and marriage. In China, online dating is serious business for many.n a country of 1.3 billion, finding a suitable spouse is not always easy.
“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.
Dating is big business in China, a country that is reputedly home to some 180 million single people.