Today, nearly 60 million people use dating sites and apps owned by the Match Group alone, home to sites like OKCupid, Tinder, and Match.com, around 40 percent of those who are single and looking.Yet we're a pretty single nation: more adults are unmarried than married, in fact.
In 1995, when began the online dating scene, finding a partner online was something you might keep to yourself.
Even in 2005, 29 percent of Americans called it "desperate;" by 2013, that was down to 21 percent.
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Zhao came to the United States from China for graduate school in Electrical Engineering at the University of California San Diego.
Despite a large social circle, she and her friends found it difficult to meet compatible men because of language and cultural barriers.
(Women were slightly more skeptical: just 49 percent.)There are a slew of reasons why Americans may be more accepting of eternal singlehood, or just delayed marriage, including contraception and women's increased independence as educational and economic opportunities improve.
But a significant number of singles aren't thrilled about it, and one third of unmarried Americans between 25 and 34 say financial insecurity is holding them back from marriage."We have two different family systems in the US," Johns Hopkins University sociology professor Andrew Cherlin told The Christian Science Monitor last June, referring to a "marriage gap" between economic haves- and have-nots: better-educated and higher-paid Americans tend to marry each other, and stay married, at higher rates, stability they tend to pass on to their children.
“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.
The vast majority of college-educated women, for example, are expected to get hitched at some point — one of the demographics most familiar with online dating, whether through their own experiences or their friends'.