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…

Love Experiment - 36 Questions 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…

“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;…

“Why didn’t he ask for my opinion before choosing the restaurant?” “Why does it take him a day to reply to my messages?” “She dressed up so casually for our date. Was I like that as well?” “She left right after she finished her coffee. She probably didn’t have a good impression of me..” Our clients at 2RedBeans often tell us that their dates don’t seem to “live up to their expectations.” We’d like to share the realities of expectations we have for our dates and what we should do…

Some people think that love is a luxury which requires a lot of effort. Some people think that love is a necessity which comes easily. Everyone has varying levels of ambitiousness when they’re looking for love. But what if, during an uncertain time in your life, you come across someone? Would you pursue it or would you give up? To answer this question, we conducted a survey of over 2,000 users. Same expectation, different concerns The survey found that 74.3% of men and 62.1% of women would take the initiative…

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…

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