“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.
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.
According a 2011 rich-list compiled by the Shanghai-based luxury publisher Hurun, 29 of China’s richest 1,000 individuals are based in Sichuan province while 20 live in its capital Chengdu.
Sichuan province has the 8th highest number of people among China’s richest 1000.
“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.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.“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.“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.