The "mistress hunters" — like those employed by Shanghai Weiqing Network Technology — can charge hourly rates from 800 to 1,000 yuan ($115.74 to $144.67), and they are private investigators and marriage counselors combined. The company's founder, 49-year-old former journalist Shu Xin, earns up to 3,000 yuan ($433.91) per hour.
Cases that Shu Xin takes under his wing would typically cost upwards of 300,000 yuan ($43,391), while regular "solutions" will cost around 50,000 yuan ($7,231).
Therapists evaluate the crises within the marriage and work out a way to maintain it, while "mistress hunters" — mostly women psychology, sociology or law graduates — use psychological methods to persuade third parties to end affairs.
For the record, I'm mistressless. If you hear me fawning about a female that isn't my wife, her name is probably Ivy. This is what Ivy looks like...