A new school called in Beijing called the Moral Education Center for Women is offering courses in how to snag a billionaire or millionaire. The 30-hours of training, which costs $3,000, teaches them everything from proper make-up application to conversational skills and traditional tea-pouring techniques, according to this Reuters article. They also learn how to read a man’s character and status. (China has yet to launch an equal-opportunity school for male gold-diggers.)
The school has attracted 2,800 women.
As one student explained: “I thought to myself, if I can marry a rich man, at least I won’t have any worries.”
The school also serves as match-maker between the gold and diggers. Rich bachelors can pay $4500 for an “introductory fee” to the students.
The approach is refreshingly direct in a country where many women see the surest path to wealth as being down the wedding aisle. The U.S. doesn’t have anything quite like it–despite the plethora of VIP match-making services.
The business model: tuition plus match maker fees, more latter than the former. But they could link to sponsors for apparel, one on one consultants.