It claims to have over 170 million users and operates offline stores in 71 cities, making it the biggest online dating site in the country.The website was founded in 2003 by Fudan University student Gong Haiyan after she failed to find a partner through already existing dating sites.They are too busy, so almost don’t have ways to meet people offline,” he said at Tech Crunch Shanghai last year.He says his company offers users a way for more introverted users to meet new people, and in doing so, tackle the concerns of there being too many singles.Unlike Jiayuan’s founder, who spent 20 days designing the platform’s first homepage, Wang had graduated from Tsinghua University’s computer studies department..Previously, potential partners would be introduced by family members or friends, sourcing them from their social circles.
“Traditionally, parents would have been able to exert considerable influence over both who their adult children dated, as well as the form of dating, itself,” Dr.
approach, the company provides a platform for finding a potential spouse.
Baihe collects user data that panders to the more traditional aspects of courtship in China.
The crude divorce rate, indicated by the number of splits for every 1000 people, has increased from 1.5 to 3 in the past ten years, according to government data.“You can see marriage is deinstitutionalized as an increasing number of people choose not to get married or have children.
The social pressure of having to marry and give birth to children is not as strong as prior,” she says.“Staying single may be gaining acceptance among some people in China, but it will have a negative impact on the birth rate and sustainable social development, and therefore should not be encouraged,” he said in an editorial.“College students basically have no parties and rarely go clubbing.