Congratulations! You finally scored that date, but where should both of you go? The matchmakers at 2RedBeans have done painstaking research and are ready to present to you the top places to go on a date in San Francisco. Our matchmakers have provided their favorite spots too!   The best restaurants for brunch: Surisan: Have a casual date and indulge in Surisan’s American breakfast favorites, with a Korean twist. Piccino: Enjoy a hearty Italian brunch that also boasts a coffee bar! Home Plate: Take a break from the bustle of San…

In Chinese culture, the koi fish symbolizes good luck. Recently, many people have been sending koi fish to their friends on WeChat hoping to pass on some luck to one another. As a dating company, 2RedBeans has also received requests from our followers to pass on some “love luck” to everyone our WeChat followers. Of course, we obliged! It was from our discussion on this topic of spreading ‘“love luck” that we realized those who joined the 2RedBeans team coupled up in a month on average. And all of this…

On October 13, more than 100 singles turned up for our annual The Secret singles party. Among the secrets they shared, some were related to travel: “I have a special pillow that I always use for my flights.” “I like to bring my blanket along with when I  travel.” Some were related to sleep: “I always turn on soothing music before I sleep.” “I have a habit of putting a glass of drinking water somewhere near my bed.” Some were related to one thing that they always had to do:…

During every post-date consultation, our 2RedBeans matchmakers often receive feedback and comments such as: “Hmm… We had a nice conversation, but I’m still unsure if she is suitable for me since I didn’t feel anything special about her…” “He takes the initiative and we have been on a few dates, but I still feel that I don’t know him well…” To most people, the tough part about dates is the fact that they are unsure if their dates are suitable for them. They get along with their date well enough,…

In a relationship, taking initiative is an indication of commitment. Today, we like to share the success story of Yoki, a high-end matchmaking client of 2RedBeans. He is just…  ‘average looking’ Like any woman, Yoki has high expectations for her future husband. He has to be at least three to five years older than her, at least 5’11 tall, and have a stable career. She listed these requirements during her first interview with our matchmaker Jessica. Yoki’s expectations are understandable. She herself is 5’6, worked extremely hard to build her…

Before a date, you may have come across a few of these dilemmas: Making a reservation at a chic dining hurts the wallet, but will I seem insincere if I just make a reservation at a normal restaurant? Should I prepare a small gift for the first date? What should be the price range of that gift? If the date goes well, does that mean I should not date other people anymore? When we date with the mindset of getting into a relationship in mind, there will be a period…

This article was originally posted on datingadvice.com, a leading resource site featuring daily articles from renowned experts, Q&A sessions, research studies, a lively forum on all things dating.  The Short Version: For Chinese singles living overseas, dating can be an incredibly frustrating balance between honoring traditional values and integrating modern, international styles. Many online dating sites and apps are too casual for Chinese daters or focus too much on hooking up and not enough on finding like-minded, long-term partners. That’s why 2RedBeans was founded. As a Chinese dating platform with more than 1.3…

It is often enviable to see couples loving each other equally. In reality, however, the number of couples who can love each other equally is very little. This situation often bothers us: between us, who is loving the other side more? As such, we have to make a choice: to love your partner more, prefer to be loved more, or choosing to accept a relationship where both sides love each other equally. We gathered the opinions of 2RedBeans’ users (we had over 1000 respondents!) and below are the results. The…

Chinese Valentine’s Day has come and gone. In your friends’ WeChat feeds, you may have seen this: friends getting diamond rings and friends getting engaged. When you take a closer look, you may see something incredible. “Her fiance looks as tall as her! I thought she only wanted to date someone who was at least 6 feet!” “His fiancee isn’t as pretty as his past girlfriends!”” To the “dismay” of everyone, they seem to be truly in love. Jokes aside, what happened to their initial requirements? We often set standards…

At 2RedBeans, users often come to us feeling confused about what they should do on their first dates. Most questions revolve around where they should eat. They don’t want to overlook a single detail so they can leave their best first impression. “Should we go for Asian or American food?” “Should we go for afternoon tea instead of dinner?” “Should I dress more formally or casually?” First, before choosing the restaurant, pause and think about it from your date’s perspective. Based on our experience, we think that your date will…

Crazy Rich Asians has been receiving critical acclaim since its premiere last week and is currently sitting  at the top of the box office. The story depicts an American-born Chinese lady, Rachel Chu, who agreed to spend her summer with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, in Singapore. Little did she know that this summer break would turn out to be one of the dramatic one that she will ever experience in her life. As the first Hollywood film in 25 years featuring an almost all Asian-American cast, it’s re-ignited the public’s…

“My entire life I’ve devoted to my son.” This is what 39-year-old actor Yuchen Zhu’s 71-year-old mother said in the reality show My Little One  (《我家那小子》). Just how true is that statement? Zhu’s mother described how, for the last 10 years, she wakes up at 4:00 am every morning just to boil him fresh pear juice and then cook his meals for the rest of the day. She says that the amount of work she does for the family is equivalent to that of two maids. And, although she had…

Some people say that true love is scarce. In your search for someone you truly love and who truly loves you, you might end up with someone who just barely meets your ‘requirements’... Here's the success story of Daniel and Rachael, who met each other through 2RedBeans. Daniel found himself single a year ago. His breakup devastated him. On top of that, he was reassigned to another department where he had to take on more responsibilities. It was stressful; he clocked in more than ten hours every day, overloading himself…

It’s often said that, in a relationship, it’s best to openly share things from the past with the one in your present. To sustain a relationship, you’ve got to be transparent with your partner. According to Psychology Today, a lack of emotional intimacy can compromise your partner’s sense of well-being. To find out opinions on the topic of past relationships, 2RedBeans asked our users if they would talk about their past relationships with their partner, which stage of the relationship should they be in before talking about them, their willingness…

They never thought they would be considered ‘leftover men’ here in the United States. Coming from solid family backgrounds and armed with degrees from top schools, these men are unquestionably outstanding, according to China’s standards. They studied hard and worked diligently to get to where they are today. Now in their 30s, they are filled with a desire to settle down and start a family. However, the reality is, it’s not as easy as they thought it would be... Let us share the stories of these three outstanding single men…

Some people have  come up with a checklist for their future partners. They must be… A graduate from a prestigious school, They must possess a Doctorate degree, They must either have filed Form I-485 or possess a green card. Our matchmakers sometimes stumble upon clients who impose strict requirements on their ideal marriage partner. “I want someone who must possess xxx qualities.” They insist on not one, but a few must-have qualities before they agree to meet their date. Things can get pretty awkward for our matchmakers because of this.…

In the past, moving in with your partner before marriage was thought of as immoral. However, these days it’s become so common that two thirds of couples have lived together beforehand. The perks of moving in with your partner before marriage can’t be denied. You get to experience first hand what it’s like living together and it can even serve as a trial run before the actual marriage. However, the success of your cohabitation may depend entirely on how early or late you move in together! 2RedBeans asked our users…

At 2RedBeans, we have a group of good-looking young professionals, known as our 2RedBeans’ matchmakers. They comb through our database, make and take phone calls, and conduct countless interviews just so our clients can meet the person they’re looking for. Come take a look at our matchmaking team’s office and find out what they do every day! Step 1: Letting you know that they are here to help. “Hi, I’m a matchmaker for 2RedBeans!” At 2RedBeans, people always tell us how their long hours, small social circles or their busy…

‘Why do my dates always seem to go wrong?” “I just can’t score that second date!” “I’m a masters graduate, but I can’t seem to find a girlfriend…” As you probably may have guessed, you might have overlooked the small details that happened during your date! Simultaneously talking and chewing your food, ex-boyfriend discussions… the list goes on. Often, such small details can make or break your date. As such, 2RedBeans presents a series of videos on the dos and don’ts  for your dates! 1. Ordering Etiquette 2. Dining Etiquette…

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