Chinese dating agencies
While the women, who have to pay 15,000 tenge () to be placed on the agency’s books ( for first-time registration), get no say as to who they pair up with, the men may pick and choose. According to the program outlined by the Astana company, dates are organized for the couples at venues like karaoke bars and bowling alleys, and once a pair is set, they attend a gala dinner.
Women then have the option of going to China at the man’s expense from a week to three months so as to acclimatize to the conditions and culture, and to see if they will be able to settle down.
Golden Marriage recently started a "Sino-Russian Transnational Marriage Fair" in Vladivostok.Single women seeking husbands are typically highly educated, self-reliant and employed in good positions, but fated by their lifestyles to being without a family, Logvinenko said. “If among the men you take out those who are married, alcoholics, drug addicts, gay or in prison, well, in Astana for example, for each free man you will find eight women.And the figures are the same for the whole country,” Logvinenko claimed.Regardless of the actual success rate, which is yet to be confirmed, the high expectation of those clients comes with high price tags.Deep-pocketed bachelors have to pay 29,800 yuan (,683) for a typical six-day trip to Vladivostok to meet Russian women, according to Golden Marriage.
Marriage agencies are a popular business in Kazakhstan.