In 2004, a yuan billionaire who made a fortune in auto parts and was distraught over a divorce with his wife took out an advertisement in a newspaper seeking a virgin bride. He interviewed 20 of them and selected one as his wife.The success of the endeavor prompted other super-rich but lonely men to seek virgin brides, spawning a mini- industry run by a Shanghai lawyer who chose a bride for himself from among the applicants.It now has six branches, with 200 consultants, 200 full-time love hunters and hundreds more part-time scouts, virtually all of them women.Teacher Fei, as her employees call her, runs a series of “how to be a better wife” workshops that coach women on the finer points of managing a wealthy household, reading their husbands’ moods and “understanding the importance of sexual relations.” The fee for two, 14-day courses is ,000.^-^ Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore wrote in The Telegraph, ““I’m single and my family is urging me to get married,” says Ruby, 28, a woman who participated in a Love Island Hainan Island event.The 50 lucky qualifiers win the chance to meet 32 men worth at least 100 million yuan ( million).Although it is at the extreme end of the scale, the matchmaking event arranged by the China Entrepreneur Club for Singles in Beijing reflects the growing challenges of finding a spouse in modern China. I'm just saying I want the ability to have a good lifestyle," said Zeng Xie, 25, wearing thick mascara and a delicate dress as she slipped out between interviews to check in with her mother.[Source: Brook Larmer, New York Times, March 19, 2013 ^-^] Yang Jing ‘s “success as a love hunter has made her the breadwinner in her own family.
[Ibid] At the China Entrepreneur Club On Sunday women were assessed not only by the appearance consultant but also three others asking questions such as how did they handle stress, how would their parents describe them and what did they want in a man?
Zeng's mother, who gave only her surname, Niu, rated her daughter's chances of finding love in the city as low, and bemoaned her unwillingness to return to the family's home town.
"She's got a lot of great qualities, so she has quite high standards," said Niu.
"Rich, divorced men just want a young and pretty woman who can have babies," she said, adding that she did not think she fitted the bill.
"Being successful and being good are not the same thing." Brook Larmer wrote in the New York Times, “Dozens of high-end matchmaking services have sprung up in China in the last five years, charging big fees to find and to vet prospective spouses for wealthy clients. One firm transported 200 would-be trophy wives to a resort town in southwestern China for the perusal of one powerful magnate.