Mar. 10, 2004
By Wang Jing
Cupid’s arrow is out there.
And he could be aiming it at you. It all depends on whether your name is on file at a matchmaking agency.
China has experienced an increasing matchmaking market in recent years as people have taken a more relaxed attitude towards love and marriage and as marriage and divorce have become easier, said Sun Xiaomei, an expert in the field.
It is estimated that in Beijing there are more than 1 million single people with more than 1,000 matchmaking agencies.
Some agencies never check the truthfulness of material provided by enrollees and some fail to organize dating after receiving registration fees of about 200-500 yuan (US$24-60).
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