CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - Mar 24 - With ~50% of China's Internet users between 24 and 40 years old, online dating services are taking off in a market estimated to be worth US$800M. Online dating site 'Shiji Jiayuan' was established by Ms Gong Haiyan, who set it up after she experienced trouble finding a marriage partner on other online sites. The website took off, now boasting a database of 30M singles. According to a recent study, ~24M Chinese men could find themselves without a partner by 2020 - due to a skewed gender balance caused by China's One-Child Policy and a cultural preference for boys over girls.
by Wong Yee Fong
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