CNN have a very interesting story about marriage markets in Shanghai.
These take place every weekend, with mothers, fathers and uncles going to Shanghai’s People’s Park to find a spouse for their children.
The article states that because of factors like the one-child policy harming social interaction between sexes, and that education is rated as more important for young Chinese, many find themselves without partners.
Some people run professional matchmaking from the park, one woman charging a fee of $500 for female clients.
According to the China Statistics Bureau there are 34m more men than women in China, and such stats, alongside examples like these markets, show why many see Asia as the next frontier for dating sites.
Read the story here.