Guest Post: Single and Abroad? Here's What You Need to Know About Dating Apps in China | Speaking of China

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  1. Lena
    Lena April 23, 2016 at 1:55 am | | Reply

    I’ll definitely be trying g that dating app out when I’m back in China. Could only be fun to explore or even make a video out of it! Great post 😀

  2. Cat
    Cat April 24, 2016 at 2:48 pm | | Reply

    I was just discussing Tinder and marriage markets with my Chinese tutor in Shanghai last night – my Chinese fiance and I want to go and visit a marriage market (I am slightly worried his mum would start trying to spruik him though – even if I am standing right there!)

  3. Holly Hollins
    Holly Hollins April 25, 2016 at 9:33 pm | | Reply

    I have used Momo twice and each time have regretted it. All it consisted of Chinese men asking me to marry them and in some few cases, pay me to have sex with them… so it’s an absolute no for me.

    That’s just my experience.

  4. Tasha Swinney
    Tasha Swinney May 1, 2016 at 9:33 am | | Reply

    I’ve spent time on both Tantan and Tinder in China, and here’s my experience. If you go on Tinder in China, the amount of Chinese guys on the app is far less than how many Westerners are on the app, obviously. But the Chinese guys that are on there are often the ones who speak good English and have more of an understanding of Western culture, which I see as a huge plus. Often they’ve spent time overseas.

    I’ve also spent quite a bit of time on Tantan in the last year or so due to the fact that I teach at a rural university, and my experience, at least as a Western girl, is the opposite of what the writer here is trying to convey. Yes, there are lots of single guys on Tantan but there are also lots of NOT single guys on Tantan who are out there looking for a xiaosan (other woman). Honestly I’ve gotten so many messages from married men or men with girlfriends who just want to try out what it’s like to sleep with a Western woman, now the first question I ask is, “Are you single?” But, to be honest I’ve stopped using Tantan because my Chinese friends have forbidden it. They say the app is just for hook-ups and in my limited experience, that seemed to be exactly what it was for.

    I’ll read the articles and look into this Momo thing…

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