Category Archives Dating 101

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…

On June 2, 36-year-old Lang Lang, a famous Chinese concert pianist who has performed with leading orchestras in America, Europe, and Canada, announced on his Weibo that he finally found the love of his life. Gina Alice is 24. A woman of German-Korean descent, she is beautiful beyond reproach. Not only she is an excellent pianist, but she is also a polyglot, fluent in German, English, French, Korean and more. Lang Lang has said about himself that as someone dedicated to his career in music, love and relationships do not…

On June 6, Taiwanese model Lin Chi-ling announced her marriage with Japanese boy band member Akira, who is 7 years younger than her. For many years, people thought Chi-ling would eventually get back together with Jerry Yan, a member of the Taiwanese pop group F4. On a variety show that aired in Taiwan years ago, Lin couldn’t hold back her tears when she heard that Jerry wrote a book about their childhood and their close relationship. Looking back on that episode years later, Jerry couldn’t help but feel a sense…

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…

The “marriage material” fashion trend: Would you try it?

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…

How did relationships between older women and younger men turn out?

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.…

Why MacKenzie Bezos took the initiative during her divorce

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…

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;…

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:…

She was engaged after a month after seeing happiness and stability with him

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…

Women who refused to date men under 5’11’’ but became attached. How did it happen?

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…

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…

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