"Like many entrepreneurs," said 2Red Beans co-founder Q Zhao, "I started 2Red Beans with my friends to solve our own problems—finding dates which eventually lead to life partners." Founded in 2010, and modeled after JDate, a dating site for Jewish Singles, 2Red Beans is an online dating site for the Chinese diaspora or "Overseas Chinese." It boasts almost 500,000 members, of whom 70 percent use simplified/traditional Chinese as their default site language, 30 percent were born in North America, and only 2 percent are non-Asian.
It also has an algorithm that weeds out "Asianphiles" and accounts for Chinese cultural values such as date of immigration and highest level of education.
Women, in particular, appear to be more focused on pragmatic qualities in prospective partners. Are you wondering why so many people are now using the internet to meet and date singles from around the world?Chinese singles seeking partners for dating, love and marriage are amongst the millions adopting this new online approach to dating.The basics are the same—people are people everywhere—but there are still a few differences regarding culture and social cues to note.Because of China’s rigorous college entrance examination, dating is rarely tolerated among high school students. That doesn’t mean that Chinese teens don’t have high school crushes or even relationships (mostly secret ones).Going out with more than one person is not socially acceptable for many." Does it work?