A shortlist of 100 men will be invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to Chengdu on August 23, China’s Valentines’ Day, for dinner dates with the 36 women, all aged between 28 and 49.
Competition for a place at the table will be fierce.
The Mediterranean-themed complex will reportedly boast two luxury 1,000-room hotels, hot springs, a marine park and its own artificial beach.
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.
He needs to have good morals and healthy lifestyle.” Applicants should also be prepared to relocate to Chengdu, a rapidly growing city around 1,240 miles west of Shanghai, famed for its pandas, fiery cuisine and aviation and car manufacturing industries.
“After the economic reform in China many people [in Sichuan] became very rich, both men and women,” Mr Du pointed out.Even the government sees helping men find love as a priority.Last month the People’s Daily newspaper warned that “social harmony and stability” could be threatened if millions of rural men were unable to find partners.UK-based graduates of “famous [British] universities” had also applied, he said.Phase two of the search will begin on July 20 when organisers start sifting through CVs and vetting the would-be husbands in a series of face-to-face meetings with relationship specialists and fortune-tellers in hotels around China.
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