The service doesn’t come cheap – prices start at 18,000 yuan (US$2,850) and can go up to 100,000 yuan.
Jiayuan, a rival matchmaking site, refines the profiles of paid members, but to the extent that they sound too good to be true.
“When my grandmother passed away last year, I failed to fulfil her dying wish of bringing a girlfriend home,” says Li.
So now that his maternal grandmother is in her nineties, he is making a more serious effort.
“She is slim with curves in all the right places, constantly smiling everywhere and anytime, and her entire body gives off an artistic aura,” one description reads. When you speak to her, her eyes blink at you,” another says. One woman reportedly asked Zhenai for a refund after she paid more than 100,000 yuan and met six candidates, but was still not able to find the man of her dreams – a millionaire.