She is the same age as me (40) and divorced with a child. She claims she only wants to find her "soul mate", marry, and live a happy life; and, of course, I am sure she wants to improve her quality of life. I mean I am not purchasing minutes or paying per e-mail or anything of that nature. The dating site and translator must be making money somehow.
She wants me to visit her in China, and I am seriously thinking about purchasing tickets. I am still a bit skeptical because of all the negative reviews and scams on various websites. The only risk I have is the cost of the trip and hotel accommodations. Your lady may have borrowed money for these services. Can she communicate with you via Skype/MSNYou are exactly right, sir.
(One 22-year-old reality-show contestant famously declared she’d rather “weep in a BMW than laugh on the back seat of a bicycle”.) Skewed birth rates have further fuelled the fight for a wife – thanks to the government’s one-child policy, more boys than girls are born annually, and by 2020 it’s estimated that China will have 24 million surplus bachelors.
Most of these unmarried men live in the impoverished countryside – but even the super wealthy sometimes struggle to find wives, and increasingly they are turning to China’s booming matchmaking industry.
At the edge of a pool on the tropical island of Hainan, in southern China, a young woman in a frilly fuchsia bikini is poised, ready to jump.
Beneath her a group of pasty middle-aged men are waiting to catch her.
It is often said – only half-jokingly – that to compete even at the lower reaches of the urban Chinese dating market men must have at least a car and a flat.
Since I wrote my original post, I found the agency's website that is representing her. They are charge her a translation fee every time I send an e-mail.