At least 2,000 women have applied to meet the Australian millionaire who is looking for a Korean wife, marriage consulting agency UVIS said Friday.
Among the applicants, women in their 40s make up the majority, the agency added.
An Australian millionaire is looking for love and willing to offer more than 2 billion won ($1.7 million) for it, according to a marriage consulting firm.
The 80-year-old bachelor has promised to give the lucky spouse 1 billion won in cash and 1.5 billion won in private estates.
According to UVIS Club, a local matchmaking agency, the man with personal wealth of some 30 billion won registered with their site asking to find a caring and feminine woman who speaks English.
The firm also said that after the death of his wife seven years ago, the bachelor had come to love Korea through his numerous visits to meet business partners here.
For accountability, the bachelor is also willing to sign a marital contract regarding the financial issues of the matrimony.
UVIS Club will accept applications from now until April 22, applicants will then follow procedures to see if they are the appropriate match.
According to the firm, the bachelor enjoys the hospitality of Korean women, and wishes to spend the rest of his life relaxing and traveling with his wife.
By Robert Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)