Published : 2010-03-30 18:20
Updated : 2010-03-30 18:20
A female millionaire`s public announcement to seek a life partner is becoming the talk of the town. It is rare in Korea for rich female singles to publicly seek a future husband through a match-making agency.
The businesswoman has asked matchmaking company Sunwoo to find her future husband. The agency posted an open proposal on its website on May 21.
According the agency, the businesswoman is 49 years old and is worth 20 billion won (about $16 million).
The proposal starts with the headline "success in business, now looking to succeed in love! We are looking for a special man who is going to be her lover."
"The client operates a business in Gyeonggi Province. Through her 20-year business, she made about 20 billion won in real-estate, but missed the right time for marriage," Sunwoo CEO Lee Woong-jin was quoted as saying.
The ad describes the client as "an elegant, slim, feminine and active woman who enjoys sports and traveling."
However, there are conditions for husband candidates: "Single man of the same age to 10 years below."
The "gold miss," defined in Korea as a single woman aged 30 to 49 with a college degree and annual income of at least $40,000, introduced herself through a handwritten note. "I am a genuine, considerate and open-minded person who has a heart of gold."
She explained her Mr. Right as someone who has "received four years college education or above, with a stable, professional job" and "who lives in Seoul or the Gyeonggi area and has a warm heart."
Some netizens favorably reacted to the "bold" proposal, saying they wished her luck finding a good spouse. Others said it was disappointing that a rich single is trying to find a spouse on the strength of her money.
By Hwang Aesol