It’s understandable to want a travel companion on a long vacation, but this Japanese billionaire’s search for a girlfriend to journey to the moon with him is taking it to another level. Newly single fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa launched an online search for a female “life partner” to join him on SpaceX’s first tourist voyage to the moon in 2023.
In the online post, Maezawa said, “As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to surge upon me, there’s one thing that I think about: continuing to love one woman […] I want to find a ‘life partner.’ With that future partner of mine, I want to shout our love and world peace from outer space.”
Maezawa founded Zozotown, a popular Japanese online shopping site. Since he’s worth about $2 billion, he’s certainly in a financial position to afford a ride to the moon.
Applicants must be single women aged 20 or older (he is 44), with a “bright personality and always positive, interested in going into space and able to participate in the preparation for it, want to enjoy life to the fullest,” and “be someone who wishes for world peace.”
The deadline to apply is January 17, with Maezawa making his final decision at the end of March. The application requires you to fill out some basic information, including your height, hobbies, special skills, “selling points,” and your impression of Maezawa.
The search will also be filmed for a documentary called Full Moon Lovers, to be shown on the AbemaTV streaming service.