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, while last year it got a lot of coverage following the cosmetic firm SK-II’s emotional advert on the subject, which went viral. He points to what he calls the “80/20 principle” in the animal kingdom, where 20 per cent of the male species “owns” 80 per cent of the females, leaving 80 per cent of males mateless.“My view is that it’s the natural order of things to have leftover men, but you become a leftover woman by choice.When it comes to dating, Chinese men are most interested in what women look like, while women want to know about a man’s income.The next consideration is a prospective partner’s profession: primary-school teachers and nurses are in high demand among men, while women favour men in IT or finance – areas men least want their partner to be working in.After years working as a senior investment banker in the US and Hong Kong, he fulfilled his dream of setting up his own business.First came Me Me Star, a short message-based chat forum that he sold to the Chinese telecom firm Sina.
“I’d love it if our data could contribute to society.” He’s not kidding about the volume of data.
says it has 120 million registered users, and new users join the dating platform at a rate of 40,000 to 50,000 a day.
Born in a suburb of Shanghai, Li trained as a molecular biologist at Cornell University in the US and, after realising he wasn’t suited to fiddling with Petri dishes in a lab, switched to Columbia University, where he earned a Ph D in finance.
Li has studied the relationship between a member’s monthly salary and how many winks they receives.
“You can almost very accurately calculate for every 1,000 yuan salary increase how many more winks he will receive,” he says.