When I socialised among wider groups, I realised there should be a way for people who are interested in Western events, or a Western kind of format, to find their "significant other".We organise offline events for classy people to get together and use our website Coucou8as a portal to book events.More expats in China are using dating apps to diversify their social circles and romantic options.Photo: IC It was 11 pm on a Saturday night, and Jeff, a European expat who has been living in Beijing for five years, was just back from a party where he met a lot of new people, both foreigners and Chinese.
There is massive family and societal pressure to marry and have children, and for the modern Beijing inhabitant living otherwise a more relaxed and socially free life than in years past, this can mean huge family strife.
If guys are good at badminton, they can show off and attract girls.
The events are set up for people to meet in a low-key way. The majority of our clients have either studied abroad, worked abroad or worked for international companies.
Apart from being a boon for businesses, the rise of online dating is rooted in local matchmaking culture and influenced by demographic and economic forces.
China’s matchmaking tradition goes back 2,000 years to the Zhou dynasty.