This is a note to all the eligible young men out there. How does 130 million dollars sound? I'm guessing that a figure like that is quite the attention getter.

For any guy who's been glared off the front porch by a disapproving father, here's a chance to earn redemption. All you have to do is woo Cecil Chao's daughter.

You may be thinking, "Sounds easy enough. I'm handsome, articulate, athletic, intelligent and gentlemanly. How difficult could it be?"

Here's the deal (according to a piece at The

Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao is ready to give $130 million to any man who can win his daughter’s heart.

It may sound simple enough, but there is one fairly significant obstacle all potential suitors will have to overcome: Chao’s daughter is attracted to women and reportedly already eloped with her female partner in France.

Okay. I see the challenge here. However, that really is a lot of money.

Chao first offered $65 million in September 2012 in a bid to attract a suitor for his daughter. He told the Financial Times in January that he would not force his daughter to marry a man, but he strongly prefers it.

“But obviously I would, from my point of view, prefer her to be married and to have grandchildren,” he said.

Now the offer is doubled after the first one reportedly attracted 20,000 unsuccessful potential husbands.

Having a daughter myself, I know that what may appear to be a great idea to you, the dad, may not seem all that inviting to her. I guess I've found the one thing I have in common with a billionaire.

Chao told the Malaysian newspaper Nanyang Siang Pau that she doubts her father’s offer will be able to produce a man that she finds attractive. However, she said she’d be “happy to befriend any man willing to donate huge amounts of money to my charity Faith in Love, provided they don’t mind that I already have a wife.”

“Third and lastly, thank you Daddy, I love you too,” she added.

So, you're saying there's a chance, right?


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