“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.
Work hard, take risks, maybe build your own business. Of course, there's another highly traditional path to acquiring wealth that isn't talked about quite as much these days: Marry money. As in not a mere millionaire (a dime a dozen these days) but an honest-to-goodness billionaire - make that 10 figures after the dollar sign, please.
True, it's not politically correct to go hunting for a marital meal ticket (or for that matter, to write about it).
“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.
But just for a moment imagine the life that could be yours if you did.
Forget the fabulous baubles, designer clothing, cutting-edge electronics and palatial mansions that your golden goose - uh, spouse - might heap upon you.
There would be a line at the door with a strict doorman and inside would be a collection of beautiful people, all deemed special because they’d made it past the velvet rope. “Our requirements for women are just as rigorous as our requirements for men.
Of course, there are a number of reputable dating sites out there – so what makes Elite Singles special?
In short, it is because we believe that true compatibility is about more than just liking someone’s profile picture.
Therefore, it might be surprising to learn that more than half of Americans are currently single.
For those seeking single men in the US, this can only be good news: there are many, many millions to choose from.