Online dating beijing
Chinese dating apps have been seeing growing popularity among expats living in China, in part because many foreigners' social circles are largely limited to other expats, and these apps give them the chance to meet and date locals.Among the most popular apps, both for Chinese and foreign singles, are Tantan, Momo and Skouts.A few days before the Year of the Dragon began, Jiayuan (Beautiful Destiny), China’s largest online dating service, summoned new employees to an orientation meeting at its headquarters, in a Beijing office tower. O., peered at a dozen new hires and informed them that they were now in “the happiness business.” She did not smile.Over the holiday, single men and women across the country would be returning home to visit relatives—only to find themselves interrogated relentlessly about marriage prospects. Afterward, Jiayuan’s enrollment would experience a surge similar to the New Year’s surge at fitness clubs in America. When Gong, who is thirty-six, talks about the happiness business, she tends to emphasize “price/performance ratios” and “information asymmetry.” The company, which she founded in her dorm room nine years ago, in order to find a husband, accounts for a sizable portion of China’s online dating industry and is traded on Nasdaq.She was nothing like the other Web entrepreneurs I’ve come to know in China.
The young men and women before her were joining a staff of nearly five hundred.
Video from the 41st International Online Dating and Dating Industry Conference taking place on May 28-29, 2015 in Beijing, China.
Started in 2004, i Date remains the largest industry events of the year and the most successful event for those that attend.
In Beijing and Shanghai, almost 40 percent of couples now divorce, a figure approaching those in Western countries.
For many expats moving to Shanghai or Beijing, dating can be a vexed question.