A fruit-farming mogul in Thailand is offering a hefty dowry for any eligible bachelor who will marry his last unmarried child, Fox News reported.
Ardon Rodthong, 58, says he’ll pay his future son-in-law ten million Thai baht, the equivalent of roughly $314,000, to marry his 26-year-old daughter Karnsita. He added that he’d also give her future husband the massive durian fruit farm which he owns, which is worth several million dollars.
In a post on social media, Rodthong highlighted some of his daughter’s character traits, including that she helps run his business, speaks English and Chinese, and was never married.
Rodthong has a number of other children, including sons, who would traditionally inherit his business after he retires, but he has apparently chosen to pass on the business to his son-in-law instead.
In some places in Thailand, it is traditional for the husband to pay the father of his bride a dowry, but Rodthong said he would waive this “fee” as well.
“I want someone to take care of my business and make it last. I don’t want a person with a bachelor’s, or master’s or philosopher’s degree,” he said.
“I just want someone with a hard-working attitude. That’s all.”
Karnsita said she was shocked by her father’s post on social media, after being shown his offer to bachelors worldwide by a friend.
‘I first found out about my father’s post when my friends showed me. I was surprised but I can see the funny side to it, too,” she said. “At first, I thought my dad was joking but it turns out he’s seriously looking for a son-in-law. My siblings and I respect his decision,” she added, according to the Malay Mail.