Dating is big business in China, a country that is reputedly home to some 180 million single people.
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.
But China’s super-rich women are facing problems of their own, said Mr Du, not least finding time to scout for would-be husbands.
“They are very busy, of course, so they don’t have much time to meet the ideal date.
A smart, sassy tsunami of self-confidence, Spindel has the chutzpa and sixth sense needed to ferret out the perfect match for her clients .
She'll approach anyone woman who fits the bill -- in gyms, Barneys, a parking garage, on the street. I've made a good living and have never targeted wealthy men as suitors. They suited my creative sensibilities, and I've also thought that if I were with someone wealthy I would give up some of my power.
“At the same time wealthy women have a high standard in choosing their husbands.
Their solution: professional, pricey, discreet matchmakers. They are not the kind of guys who go on on "Millionaire Matchmaker." By "they," I mean men.
Men make up the majority of a high end matchmaker's clients.
A former fashion sales director, she boasts an uncanny ability to know who is right for whom. I've never understood how people can marry for money, not love.
With hundreds of marriages and countless relationships in her 17 year career, her combination of intuition, persuasion, and calculation -- a quick up and down glance can tell her a lot -- are her stock in trade. "You get invited, you go." So said Samantha Daniel's grandmother when she was a girl, and she's been going ever since, attending events, fundraisers, dinners, reunions -- not to directly sell or recruit, but to network. A former divorce attorney, Daniels traded acrimony for harmony, deciding she'd rather bring people together than break them apart. That would be torture for me -- a waste of good years of my life.