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.
“Wealthy men don’t necessarily want a wife as successful as them.
They want a good wife and a good mother but they don’t necessarily want a successful women because [they think she] will spend lots of time on business [but] not on the family.
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.
Even the government sees helping men find love as a priority.
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.
“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.
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.
So far around 1,500 men have signed up, including one Australian and several applicants from the US and Canada.