After years working as a senior investment banker in the US and Hong Kong, he fulfilled his dream of setting up his own business. Sharing other insights into Zhenai. He says that the better educated a woman is, and the more economically well off, the higher the standards she will set. Seeking a lesbian wife: Zhenai has 50 matchmaking centres in 37 cities across China, and Li says he expects the company to generate 1. Li is confident that the dating platform will continue to grow rapidly, at least for the next 10 years. This is because the Chinese government aims to migrate an additional million people from the countryside to the cities over the next decade — and he expects many of them to be potential customers. The number of couples who actually divorced last year rose 8. Women have more economic independence and are less willing to put up with a husband with whom they have fallen out of love. Dr Song Li One of Zhenai.
Online Dating in China: Serious Business
I like foreign open culture very much! Want to find an interesting foreigner to be boyfriend, willing to follow him to his country Entity , 27 y. I enjoy educating myself. I love smiling and always tell chill jokes. I’m looking for a special girl,who is creative and with long vision and wide interests. Davidukvfu , 37 y.
If you go to any major city in China, you will invariably run into the foreign man-Chinese woman pairings in any major tourist or shopping destination; not so with foreign women and Chinese men. There are hardly enough books depicting foreign women with Chinese boyfriends or husbands. West Wind Buck, Pearl S. Oriental Novels of Pearl S.
Several years ago, when my husband enrolled in a New Oriental class in Shanghai for GRE prep, the instructor warned all of the Chinese men: When you have a Chinese husband or boyfriend, sometimes you feel as if you belong to a lonely club. One of my dearest e-mail friends, a woman from Germany, once found me on the net because she had a — then — Chinese boyfriend and yearned to find someone to share her experience with.
So I began to wonder — why are there so few Chinese guys and foreign girls becoming couples? Of course, some of it has its roots in the usual stereotypes — stereotypes in the Western World. Rarely have they been depicted with traditionally masculine traits. Lacking machismo, they almost never get the girl.
Why More Chinese Singles Are Looking for Love Online
The Internet is not only changing China’s economic way of life, but is also causing profound changes in Chinese society, including marriage and courtship, i. Latest figures from iResearch show that China’s online dating services remain stable with more than 20 million unique users participating in the first quarter of The leading online dating services were Jiayuan, followed by love. The reasons behind the popularity of online dating are many and varied.
For a start, life in the 21st century is so very hectic and people are working such long hours that there is no time for finding a date in the normal way. Online dating saves time.
Online dating trend is booming all over the world, but most importantly in ASIA. In the past couple of years, the Asian dating sites are expanding as millions of singles from all over the Asian countries are joining these online platforms to make new friends and find love.
Shijijiayuan has raised million RMB venture capital, and it is planning to get their company listed in Nasdaq within 3 years. Shijijiayuan is aggresive in online marketing, they spent more money on online advertising, than any companies in China. Song Li and Avi Xiong in January , acquired zhenai. Most of its members are university-educated and urban professionals. Bridger Capital the U. When its founders realized that a majority of users used the site for dating purposes, they launched a separate dating and match-making site, Match The site has 5 million users with 4, to 6, new users registering every day.
China’s online dating market ‘booming’
Of Love and Money: The study is based on a survey of 2, U. And the rapid growth in online dating is as much about money as it is love. Young adults are leading the surge in online dating, with usage among to year-olds almost tripling since Pew’s online dating study. Call it the Tinder factor:
She met her husband on 2RedBeans. Provided to China Daily When Zhao Qinghua started 2RedBeans, an online dating website for Chinese Americans in , she wanted the service to fill in the blank on the Internet dating market. Popular dating sites include Match. But 2RedBeans, said Zhao, has a special twist of matching single Chinese Americans based on cultural values and categories that they are particularly interested in.
Female users from Taiwan are the most popular and male ones from Hong Kong are the most “aggressive” to approach others, said Zhao. Data show among million singles in the US, 40 percent of them would try online dating. With a lean team of about a dozen people, 2RedBeans currently has a 15 percent market share of the 1. The top three cities where 2RedBeans has the most registered users and successful matches of those who decide to get married are Northern California, New York and Southern California, said Zhao.
Ken-Hou Lin, a sociologist at the University of Texas in Austin said his study of a mainstream website shows that when people search for a partner, they have a strong preference for those who share similar attributes. Le, director of Asian and Asian-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, said websites like 2RedBeans offer an “easy and convenient” place to find potential mates, given the busy schedules of many.
Zhao, 37, who has an engineering doctorate and is based in Cupertino, California, came to the US in for her graduate studies. Her introverted personality – similar to many Chinese – and busy schedule – as what Le pointed out – got her to try online dating before she launched 2RedBeans.
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Try living in China. Guo Yingguang has posted a viral video that captures just how tough the dating scene can be in China. The Shanghai Marriage Market is largely made up of Chinese parents seeking a suitable partner for their son or daughter.
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Tantan Jack Zhai spends his evenings in Shenzhen swiping through photos of single women on Tantan, a mobile phone app that works like Tinder in the U. The year-old industrial designer, who moved to Shenzhen last July, then awaits responses to his chat requests. While there have been doubts about the ability of U. Marriage is a cultural given across the mainland.
In China, such young people often move to a new city for their first jobs and must establish local social contacts from scratch. The dating service plans eventually to charge users for ways to make their profiles more prominent.
The Dating Market Might Actually Be Worse For Educated Straight Women
Social trends[ edit ] Since the s, Internet dating has become more popular with smartphones. The stigma associated with online dating dropped over the years and people view online dating more positively. Further, during this period, the usage among to year-olds tripled, while that among to year-olds doubled. Online introduction services[ edit ] In , a variation of the online dating model emerged in the form of introduction sites, where members have to search and contact other members, who introduce them to other members whom they deem compatible.
Introduction sites differ from the traditional online dating model, and attracted a large number of users and significant investor interest. Such sites earn revenue from a mix of advertising and sale of additional options.
Thanks to Max K. from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a $2 billion 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a third of the American couples married between and met online.. The first prominent online dating site was , which launched in eHarmony started.
By , China online dating market is expected to reach 1. Users Payment Habit There are very few members of China online dating websites are paid members. Due to that, few online dating companies in China are making profit, and profitability has become the bottleneck of the development of China online dating market.
The key problem is trust and credit system. As Zhuli, the boss of Juedui But with the build-up of credit system on a national level and with the development of ecommerce, Chinese people are getting used to online payment. There is a survey on how many users will pay for online dating service and how much they are willing to pay monthly. That is why company like zhenai.