On May 13, Mario Ho, son of casino tycoon Stanley Ho, proposed to his girlfriend of two years in a Shanghai mall owned by his mother. Just before 520, Mario reportedly booked three levels of Shanghai's L'Avenue Mall decorating it with 9,999 roses in preparation for his proposal to Ming Xi, a Chinese model from the US. On May 15, Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao also posted a photo of a couple’s shadow, presumably making his relationship public. Is all this news making you anxious? News of celebrities and friends getting…

News about Chinese celebrity Danfeng Zhang’s affair with his personal assistant Yingfeng Bi isn’t over yet. Now people are focusing on Bi’s “marriage material” fashion sense. The “marriage material” style was popularized by Xiaoting Ma, a blogger who teaches followers how to attract men and even how to distinguish their financial status through the type of lipstick they give women. This style is not without its controversies. Debates raged across China’s social media platforms about the style’s merits. Should women adopt it in this era where singles outnumber couples in…

Across social media over the past month was a viral video of a man in Hangzhou rushing home on his bike late at night to give his keys to his girlfriend. Police stopped him for cycling haphazardly all over the road. He ended up having an emotional breakdown because all he wanted was to deliver the keys and get back to work. This video is the embodiment of the “996” culture in China. In China, “996” refers to a 9 am to 9 pm workday that lasts 6 days a…

According to Divorce Magazine, in America, about 45 to 50 percent of married women and 50 to 60 percent of married men have cheated on their spouses. 70% of couples, however, actually stay together after an affair is discovered. What does this forgiveness entail? Will the marriage ever return to normal? Forgiveness is an option after accepting the truth Married couples realize that life isn’t just a fairytale after the wedding. Some relationships become stronger after marriage while others falter as time passes. Differences in living habits, values and a…

Back in May 2017, a research paper published under China’s Institute of Sociology and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences brought to light the change in marriage patterns among young adults in China’s modern society. Comparing the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, attitudes began to shift. According to the study, just 13.3% of marriages recorded in the 1990s involved a younger groom. 70% of marriages involved a younger bride. In the 2000s, there was a slight change. 68.1% of marriages studied involved a younger bride while 14.4% involved a younger groom.…

A tweet on January 9 announced the divorce of Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos. On April 4, their divorce was finalized thus ending a 26-year marriage. MacKenzie still holds $35.6 billion worth of Amazon stock but gave up voting rights to Jeff. Her calm and collectedness during the divorce proceedings were met with confusion. How was this possible when she was seceding so much control of Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce site? We argue it’s because she is a truly independent woman who takes control of her own happiness without…

Data released by the National Bureau of Statistics and Ministry of Civil Affairs shows that the marriage rate among unmarried people is at a 5 year low of 7.2‰. Conversely, the divorce rate has been increasing steadily for the past 7 years. Nearly 40% of marriages do not last more than 2 years. According to research by China’s Justice Big Data Research Institute on 1.4 million divorce cases, the top reason for a divorce is incompatibility, which stands at 77.51%. This number far exceeds the second top reason for a…

Have you ever looked through profiles on 2RedBeans and noticed a few people with photos that looked different from their other photos? As if their photos were of two completely different people? How do you know which photo is the one that is truly representative of themselves? We discovered that when people swipe through profiles, the photo they believe represents the person is the one that looks “most realistic”. However, when our matchmakers met clients who had profiles on 2RedBeans, they realized most of them looked better in real life…

Sending a good first message is important if you want to attract the person you approach online or meet in real life.   Here are three steps for crafting your first message: 1. Include their name “Hi, Cindy!” or “Good afternoon, Ben!” Addressing them by name will start building rapport immediately and give off a good first impression. 2. Write sincere and meaningful compliments  “I love your eyes in the pictures with you smiling. They really brighten my day!”  Everyday compliments won’t attract someone’s attention. Try to point out something…

The Chinese drama All Is Well has captured the attention of many Chinese viewers. The most discussed character has been Mingzhe, the oldest brother in the show, who went back home to help his father and siblings after his mother died. With a bachelor from Qinghua, a graduate degree from Stanford, a green card in the US, a decent job and a happy family, he’s undoubtedly his family’s pride and joy. However, beneath the surface lies a vain, selfish and arrogant person whose personality has burdened his family more than…

Have you ever experienced this? Awkward conversations on dates or conversations that never goes deeper? Psychologist Arthur Aron has developed a solution. 36 personal questions that will help you to get to know each other better. Research shows that intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated if both are willing to share personal details. If you want to know more about the 36 Questions, or if you have any other questions about dating or relationships, click here to make an appointment with a professional matchmaker from 2RedBeans! Below are the…

“He’s a pretty good guy and I would say our date went pretty well. However, that’s it.” This isn’t the first time the matchmaking team at 2RedBeans has heard stories like this after our clients’ dates. It usually happens to those who don’t have as much dating experience. In part, this results from a misunderstanding between two people. Mostly, it stems from a lack of understanding of oneself. Before we go out and search for that special someone, we need to ask ourselves, “Who am I really?” Only after truly…

On the show “My Little One’, Papi酱, a famous YouTuber, made a comment about how one should prioritize their life. She believed they should go in this order: Yourself, your partner, your children, your parents. Why does she think this way? She reasoned you spend the most time with yourself. The next person to take up most of your time is your partner since your children and parents won’t be around you forever. The response on social media was not good with many saying she was thinking selfishly. Papi’s comment…

A little over a week before Valentine’s Day this year, 2RedBeans organized a special event for our members called Meet Your Other Half. This event matched participants interested in each other and had them create their own photo collages. Out of nearly 2,000 worldwide entries, we chose 12 to be voted on. The collage with the most votes and who won the grand prize was of two participants sharing their love of skiing and snowboarding. They sent us a collage of themselves at a resort and wrote how happy they…

Valentine’s Day is here again. Every year, one of our colleagues gets together with their closest friends to have dinner. Every year, the subject of Valentine’s Day comes up. Last week was no exception. You can probably guess that everyone was sharing their plans. Some were talking about pre-ordering Tiffany, Cartier and Swarovski for their girlfriends. Others were talking about their reservations at Michelin star restaurants. When they asked Tina about her plans with Jim, her boyfriend, she simply said, “ We’re spending Valentine’s Day at home.” No one was…

Last November, 2RedBeans organized an event for Single’s Day called the Koi Event. We gave out a Lucky Koi Package to one winner. This package included a free 30-minute consultation with our matchmakers, a guaranteed date per week until the end of 2018 and feedback after every one of the dates. Our lucky winner was Shawn, a recent Ph.D. graduate working as a software engineer in the Bay Area. When we first met Shawn, he had very little experience dating but in just two months, Shawn found himself a girlfriend!…

Finding someone who’s outstanding in their profession? Easy. Finding someone who can take care of you? Easy. But can you find someone who you can truly understand you? Why do we place so much importance on the need to understand your other half? When someone understands you for you who are, you will then have the freedom to be yourself A friend of a matchmaker at 2RedBeans recently relocated to San Francisco for work. This brought her into a long distance relationship with her boyfriend, who works in New York…

“My Little One”, an entertainment show airing in Hunan, recently received a lot of attention. The show invites the fathers of female celebrities to watch the everyday lives of their daughters. As all of these women are single, it was inevitable that the discussions among the dads would center around this fact. Miss Xin, who is turning 35 this year, was one of the celebrities getting the most attention. Her career has plateaued and she’s had no luck with relationships. She’s worried about career advancement and about how marriage and…

Everything you want to know, 2RedBeans Matchmaking Q&A Issue #1   This new year, our 2RedBeans matchmaking team are taking these questions from our clients and answering them for you using real-world scenarios while providing a thorough analysis. We hope everyone can gain some insight and inspiration from our matchmakers!   Q1: Confessing their love on the first date? Are they for real? When Ms. M met Mr. D for their first date, D confessed his love for her. They talked on and off during dinner. The atmosphere felt cold.…

2018 is almost over. From marriages to births, we always feel a sense of accomplishment when we hear about how our members have found their true love through us. We have helped write their stories in 2018, now let’s find out how those beautiful stories came to be.  1  She loves the sea, so he took her to all the seas in England; She loves seafood, so he took her to every seafood restaurant; She loves to travel, so he made a list of all the sights before their trip;…

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