Although China has more single men, it is the “leftover” women who are stigmatized in the media, and suffer more familial and societal pressure to get married than their male counterpart.
China’s economic growth has not just changed entire villages and family constructions; it has also reshaped the landscape of dating and marriage. In China, online dating is serious business for many.
Millions of Chinese go online every day in hopes of finding their Mr. China’s economic growth has brought about drastic societal changes in the last decennia.
Momo, one of China’s most popular dating app, has become known as a ‘one-night stand’ app, used to look for casual sex rather than long-term commitment.
There are also companies taking advantage of the fact that so many single men and women are desperate to find a partner.
With the world’s largest smartphone market, the majority of Chinese Internet users go online through their mobile phone.
Iphone and Android dating apps such as ) have become increasingly popular.
These apps, that generate revenue through paid membership or advertising, are not only serious business for their creators.
Innocent flirting aside, many users are seriously looking to get settled.
Popular dating websites like Baihe meet their customer’s demand by approaching dating in a practical way.
Members have to provide their real names, and are encouraged to add information about their educational background and economic situation.
Their parents’ pleas are not in vain: after the Chinese New Year, there is a 40% increase in blind dates.