Sunday, December 03, 2006

Match-Making Cruise

In Shanghai of China, educated, overworked and looking for love, members of China's new rich gathered for what was touted as the country's first dating cruise which was opened to men worth at least 2 million yuan (US$250,000; euro195,000). Great move?
The cruise, organized by a matchmaking website, for which a ticket will cost 28,800 yuan (US$3,600; euro2,750). It's a public service for the site's members only. The website's members are 35 percent men & 65 percent women. The site allows members to post photographs and brief introductions and also counsels singles on how to find a match.

As for female participants had to be college educated and undergo a rigorous screening process. The paticipants planned to pass the evening cruising the Huangpu River aboard the Captain One, a faux square rigger bedecked with pink balloons and fairy lights hanging from its mast.

Tags: China, Shanghai, Matchmaking, Dating, Love, Cruise

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