Speed dating and flash marriage
By 2011, nearly half of the country's wanna-be-marrieds had registered on one of the country's three leading dating agencies -- bringing the companies multi-million Yuan profits. Mu Yan, co-founder of Baihe.com, said, "We have over 36 million registered users, and for the active users each month, we have several million.
The profit is good; the revenue is roughly over 200 million RMB." Circulating client data and membership fees are the main sources of profit.
At this year’s NYCC, they planned on running five free sessions for the 100,000 attendees, and had to add a secret sixth one for everyone who was turned away from the other five.
But what’s most interesting about the demographics that they observe isn’t the obvious fact that geeks and nerds are looking for love just as much as other people. The fact that single lesbians outnumber single gay men at Comic Con goes against a lot of assumptions about the geek population (and hopefully will be heartening news to many of our readers).
Sociologist Dr Kevin Lewis of the University of California told the USA Today newspaper that women must be careful with online dates.
Now we have Internet dating, speed dating and lunch dating.Slate notes that “Even at Comic Con, the stigma for participating is high—even though we are at a convention where people run around in superhero costumes, it is still seen as uncool to admit to using a dating service.” so these statistics are obviously self-selecting for single (or poly, as the article acknowledges) geeks who don’t have speed dating hangups.However, the article also notes that the atmosphere of Comic Con’s speed dating scene, already sequestered in the middle of counter culture, is open and welcome to non-mainstream relationships as well. Speed dating, on-line dating and TV dating shows are on the rise in China.
And with one of the country's largest dating websites now listed on the Nasdaq in 2011, it looks like there's money to be made from China's singles.Happy to host for a meal out i think flash laid its a reality that stretches across nearly 8, 829 low-income families who do not have to wonder.