She became a sensation last year after TVB's controversial reality dating show Bride Wannabes, in which she appeared as a matchmaker telling female participants what she really thought of them, and their chances of finding a partner.
The show generated interest and outrage, pulling in an estimated 1.7 million viewers.The founder of dating service Hong Kong Matchmakers, which gives no-nonsense advice to clients - all of whom are female - seems to imply that Hong Kong women are all self-obsessed snobs."Hong Kong women should shut up and not complain so much," she says.Liu first summarised insights from her matchmaking experience last year in a guide, How to Find a Husband.She has followed it up with The Man Manual: A Guide to Understanding Men, which was launched last week at the Hong Kong Book Fair. She believes women aren't in a position to make many demands when the gender ratio is so skewed towards men.
University of Hong Kong demographer Paul Yip Siu-fai estimates there are about 876 men for every 1,000 women in Hong Kong.In 2011, there were 209,000 single women, more than double the number in 1996. Violet Lim Seow Yan, co-founder of Lunch Actually, agrees.When Lim first entered the industry in 2004, she thought all women had a fair chance of finding love at any age.So she was shocked to learn that men have a cut-off point of 35 years old or above.Now, she turns away clients in their late 30s and early 40s."Men, in general, are visual, but Hong Kong men have an even higher standard for beauty.