It is definitely extremely important." China's Internet dating market was already estimated to be worth $43.9 million in 2008 and is expected to nearly double to $83.4 million this year, according to data from China-based technology research firm i Research. "As the country with the largest population in the world, we try to address one of its most important issues -- trying to solve people's dating problems," said Li Song, founder of Zhenai (meaning "Cherish Love" in English) one of the country's largest matchmaking sites. But it is very, very difficult for girls older than 25.
Zhenai says it has more than 23 million members and monthly revenues of around $2 million. Love," offers a service that combines the traditional business of Chinese matchmaking with the power of a search engine. I have a lot of pressure now from my parents and my niece just got married last Saturday," she said.
"People will still meet in all kinds of ways but the development of the relationship online is more important than ever," said Farrer.
"It is a way of overcoming shyness, maintaining constant communication with and monitoring of the partner and trying to develop a relationship when you don't have much time to see people. online dating market, which Forrester Research expects to grow from $957 million in 2008 to $1.6 billion by 2013, the pressure for 1.3 billion Chinese to get married should give the online romance business in China a rosy future.
Editor's note: Chinese women who are dating non-Chinese guys often express various issues which displease them – and the issues are mostly due to cultural differences and a lack of understanding. Most foreign boyfriends believe that carrying a handbag of a girlfriend is basically the opposite of manliness.