Internet dating china
"More and more Chinese people are finding love from Web sites," said Xu, 36.
says it has nearly 63 million members and claims 40 million, while has more than 39 million users.
No official figures exist for the average age at which Chinese people now marry, but anecdotal evidence suggests that they are staying single for longer as the stress of education and work grows.
The Cyberspace Administration of China said the sites lacked legal registration, were illegally leaking user information, allowed fraud and obscene content, or were connected with prostitution. Online dating websites should take this opportunity to improve their operation and management as well as build trust among the public, the administration said.
More than 20 dating websites were required to make changes or be suspended. Regulating the sector is a long-term effort and needs public support, it said, urging the public to report illegal websites through hotlines, e-mail or mobile apps.
Tens of millions of single Chinese people now use match-making websites to find partners or meet new friends, said the report from Analysys International, which forecasts the market will hit 2.02 billion yuan by 2014 -- double its value last year.