Matchmaking Website Info Possibly Leaked for Bizarre High-End Dating Event

  • October 14, 2013
  • Editor: Sun Xi
  • Change Text Size: A  A  A
Matchmaking Website Info Possibly Leaked for Bizarre High-End Dating Event
A woman is hooked up to a lie detector at a bizarre high-end dating event held in a jade store in Beijing on October 7, 2013. []
Around 70 women attended a bizarre high-end dating event held in a jade store in Beijing on October 7, 2013, at which they were hooked up to a lie detector and asked to buy jade and cosmetic products.

The organizer of the event was the 'Chinese Single Beauty Alliance', which claims to have many wealthy male clients. The alliance said that in August 2013, it had begun compiling a list of 100 most beautiful single women in China's 10 biggest cities and will release the list in December at an event for 50 of its wealthiest members.

The alliance also said that the women at the Beijing event had attended on their own initiative, but an undercover journalist who also attended the event found that at least 10 of the women had never heard of the alliance and were notified of the event through cell phone messages. The messages promised the women that they would be able to meet wealthy men at the event.

However, only one man was present, a freelancer who claimed to earn a seven-digit income a year.

Each of the women attendees was given a form to fill in their personal information, including physical measurements, skin and appearance details. They were also asked to buy jade products.

The owner of the jade store said that they had rented out the place to the alliance for half a day and that they would pay the alliance a rebate for the sales the event brought them. The alliance representatives denied this.

There was also an 'image consulting desk' for the attendees, where the women were promoted to buy certain cosmetic products. The undercover journalist called the phone number the 'consultant' gave to her and found that the consultant was in fact an agent for a U.S. cosmetic brand. She claimed to be a friend of the chief inspector of the alliance.

Bizarrely, the attendees were also hooked up to a lie detector to talk about their dating preferences. However, the machine failed to detect the lies that the undercover journalist told intentionally.

As the attendees were all registered members of, one of China's major dating websites, they believe that their information was leaked. According to the official website of the alliance, its founder Zhang Rui claims to have worked at as a manager for around two years. later confirmed that Zhang had worked for them previously, but as a matchmaker. representatives have stated that they have never worked with the alliance and will report the situation to their company authorities. "We have no evidence yet that Zhang leaked the information. But if our members want to protect their rights through legal channels, we will help them," was the statement from

Luxury matchmaking events have been on the rise in China, with most aimed at matching up beautiful young women with wealthy men.

In July this year, more than 1,300 women in north China's Tianjin Municipality competed for a chance to date a millionaire, completing tasks such as ironing, cooking and tying a necktie. The organizers of the event claimed that the men - whose identities were kept secret - were worth an average of US$ 25 million each.

In addition to being judged on their looks and housekeeping abilities, the women were also assessed by psychologists and their friends and colleagues interviewed by the organizers.

Many netizens have bitterly denounced these events as a sign of money worship, a serious social illness in China.

(Source: and edited by

Please understand that,a non-profit, information-communication website, cannot reach every writer before using articles and images. For copyright issues, please contact us by emailing: The articles published and opinions expressed on this website represent the opinions of writers and are not necessarily shared by

Read More

Cyber Dating Websites Clean Up

There are 180 million singles in China, 23.8% of whose parents are helping them to find marriage partners. This adds up to a total 260 million seekers of spouses, according to the joint 2010 National Marriage and Love Relationship Survey by the All-China Women's Federation and the dating website.

comment on this story

Messages that harass, abuse or threaten others; have obscene or otherwise objectionable content; have commercial or advertising content or links may be removed.

    • Hello! I am researching NGOs and international organisations working with women in China. I was wondering whether you might be able to suggest individuals or organisations working in this area who may be willing to speak with me? Thanks in advance!Camille from England
    • Dear Sir/ Madam, Greetings from Niskrity Foundation Bangladesh. I feel privileged to your honor for active and sympathetic consideration. I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that ours is an organization working at the grassroots f ...AZIZ from Bangladesh
    • Olá! Passando só para dizer, que acho vocês chinesas as mulheres mais bonitas do Planeta.KT from Brasil
    • Greetings. I attended a women's studies conference in Beijing, perhaps 1995. Can you help me with the actual year?Gayle Kimball, Ph.D. from United States
    • I wish to inform women working as social workers, counselors and psychologist in China that the 23rd World Family Therapy Congress will be held 11 - 14 March 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We invite you to join colleagues from over 30 different coun ...William Hiebert from Asia
    • Commission on the Status of Women meeting for 2015-May I please get in touch with your group so that I can follow your organization's fantastic growth and development in this area? I am trying to empower North Asian women to understand gender equalit ...Betsy Kawamura from United States
    • Dear All-China Women's Federation Representative, I am a social worker employed in Melbourne Australia as an advocate in a not for profit organization that works with women and children responding to domestic violence. Their website address is htt ...Maree Bargar from Melbourne Australia
    • Hello, My name is Anna Marie Carter aka The Seed Lady of Watts. I am a graduate of President Obama's Export Program. As a US Certified Organic Supplier, I met with Ms. Yolanda Che, of Welspring, hk. I introduced her to some of my Organic, Non-GM ...Anna Carter from USA
    • Hello, I am Stefaan Van Hyfte from Belgium, And would like to know how to help a Chinese friend, female in China; I met in China during my trip over. I am concerned and aware that she goes into a difficult time of sexual and domes ...stefaanvanhyfte from Belgium, Brussels
    • Dear ACWF, My name is Leen and I am currently completing my bachelor's degree. I am writing my thesis on microfinance and how it contributes to women empowerment in society; more specifically focused on female entrepreneurs. I would like to focus ...Leen A from Hungary
      • 银川妇女
      • Our Chinese Dream
      • Spouses of Ambassadors to China
      • 台港澳婦女頻道