THE MERCURY NEWS -- July 5 -- In a country where unmarried 25 year old women are considered over-the-hill, the Chinese are experiencing an American dating phenomenon. Companies like Baihe.com, Yeeyoo.com and Meetic.com.cn are part of one of China's hottest emerging markets, online dating. iResearch forecasts the market at $80 million and growing. The one problem is the lack of online payment options. Once this is fixed, says Andrew Conru of Friend Finder, all bets are off. FULL ARTICLE @ THE MERCURY NEWS
Mark Brooks: I'm in Shanghai right now - see www.seasonalparadise.com. Check out the rankings. iResearch has been kind enough to offer the monthly Chinese dating and social networking rankings to Online Personals Watch.