PRESS RELEASE -- May 22 -- FastLife Speed Dating, the international singles events service, is set to launch in China on 31st May 2008. FastLife will invite Zhenai.com's (China's leading online dating website, formerly known as 96333.com) eight million registered members to participate in stylish speed dating events in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
The full article was originally published at Fast Life website, but is no longer available.
Mark Brooks: Speed dating is popular in China. Irena and I spent 2 months in Shanghai last year after the Asian Internet Dating Conference. The main challenge for Chinese idating companies is monthly billing. Very few Chinese users have credit cards. So dating sites bill via cell phones. However, the government effectively halved the maximum amount that can be charged on a recurring basis...from ~$3 to ~$1.50 a month. 96333.com is run by Dr Song Li, a frequent, vocal and very knowledgeable attendee of the internet dating conferences.