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— Cai Jun was that guy at the government-sponsored dating event. Four hours into "Hangzhou Love," as the crowd thinned and the sound crew started packing up, Cai had barely talked to a girl, let alone gotten a number.
Wang framed it in economic terms: "The demand for love and marriage is inelastic." "Of course," he added, "if you meet your partner through the Communist Youth League, you will naturally feel closer to us." To nurture that closeness, the Zhejiang branch built "a public-interest dating platform," Qin Qing Lian, that is part "swipe right," part "socialism with Chinese characteristics." After signing up and getting vetted by the local public security bureau, users can browse thousands of profiles.
They can also read dating advice, or "lessons on romantic relations," courtesy of the Communist Youth League.
Although Mao banned arranged marriages in 1950, they endured alongside work unit matchmakers until the 1980s, when the economy and the marriage market started to open up.
After a successful "match" and quick exchange of e-mails, I asked Theresa to a local concert.
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Concerned that the gender imbalance could create instability, the ruling party first tried to shame single women into marriage, calling them "leftover" and comparing them to yellowed pearls.
Now it has settled on a more robust market intervention: mass matchmaking.