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This is because the Chinese government aims to migrate an additional 250 million people from the countryside to the cities over the next decade – and he expects many of them to be potential customers.China’s rising divorce rate is also driving business., while last year it got a lot of coverage following the cosmetic firm SK-II’s emotional advert on the subject, which went viral. He points to what he calls the “80/20 principle” in the animal kingdom, where 20 per cent of the male species “owns” 80 per cent of the females, leaving 80 per cent of males mateless.“My view is that it’s the natural order of things to have leftover men, but you become a leftover woman by choice.After years working as a senior investment banker in the US and Hong Kong, he fulfilled his dream of setting up his own business.First came Me Me Star, a short message-based chat forum that he sold to the Chinese telecom firm Sina.Following a one-year “lock-up period” imposed by Sina he set up a music sharing company that eventually pivoted to become “I wanted to create an online community for music lovers, but we noticed that the people who came to this community were really there to meet other singles so I decided that I’d just go straight to dating,” says Li, who met his wife Kathy at a drinks event in Hong Kong.
“In terms of percentage, I think a lot more women in China work than women in the US.
One of Zhenai.com’s most in demand services is one that matches divorcees – it’s especially popular in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
“It’s getting more popular every year and we are even thinking perhaps we should develop a separate app due to the high demand,” says Li.
“They want to know from the very beginning, before they waste time, whether the husband and wife will manage the finances collectively, whether she has to live with her in-laws and whether he wants children and how many,” Li says.
The matchmakers get a minimal base salary and earn commission for every match, so it’s in their interest to make good matches and smooth out any dating hiccups.“The higher the earning power of the man, the more likely he would [be to] ask to date a younger woman,” Li says.