A matchmaking party aimed
at pairing up millionaire men with beautiful women will be held on a ship
on Shanghai's Huangpu River on November 25.
All of the male participants must have assets worth at least 2 million
yuan (US$250,000), and all the women must be good-looking and desirable,
said Xu Tianli, the event's organizer and the owner of www.915915.com.cn,
a matchmaking website.
"Actually, half of the men who registered for the event have more than
200 million yuan (US$25 million) worth of assets," Xu said.
"They have all come here in search of a serious relationship."
More than 20 men have signed up to take part in the event.
Xu said his website provided matchmaking services only to the country's
elite. He said that at least 3,000 millionaires throughout the country
have signed up as members.
"Rich men are normally very busy, and most of the women they meet are
there for work or business, which these men consider to be unsuitable for
relationships," Xu said.
"Every man has certain criteria for his future wife. What these rich
men want is a woman who is a bit more than normal," he added.
One of the millionaires taking part, who identified himself only by his
surname Sun, said he is looking for a woman who is good looking and has a
nice personality. Sun, 34, said he had more than 4 million yuan
(US$500,000) and owned a logistics business.
"Appearance is most
important to me, and I don't want to a woman who only wants to marry me
for money," he said.
The website has selected nearly 30 out of the more than 1,000 female
applicants who applied to take part in the cruise.
Xu said that some millionaire women had also entered the