“They are looking for guys who are very mature, understanding and very supportive, with a sense of humour and good taste [and] who know how to enjoy life and are honest.” A taste for Mahjong — a traditional Chinese gambling game — was also desirable, he added.“Mahjong is a very popular form of entertainment in Sichuan and Chengdu.But the reality is that this accounts for only a very small percentage of the older single male population, and most of them are George Clooney.Some women believe that older single men spend all of their non-working hours in front of their TVs, in an endless loop of football/baseball/soccer/basketball/fishing/ bowling/wrestling/car racing/boxing/Just Say Yes to the Dress (Note: The last item has always been this writer's fantasy man and she still holds out hope that Now Husband will see the light).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.
Women who frequent online dating sites have a different impression of where older men might be.
They read men's self-professed penchant for cycling/hiking/boating/climbing /kayaking /running/walking/swimming/golfing.
These women believe that most older men are still out there, lost on slopes, in the air, on bodies of water.
They are always surrounded by business people or customers so they don’t have much of a chance to meet good guys outside their [immediate] circles.” Wealthy women also faced prejudice from men of their own social class, he claimed.
“Wealthy men don’t necessarily want a wife as successful as them.